Henry: Virtuous Prince

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HarperPress, 2008 - Great Britain - 413 pages
The highly-anticipated biography of Henry VIII's early life. It tells of a gifted and virtuous prince, raised as the 'spare' to the throne. He was indulged, and, as a young king, he obsessively sought fame. Yet his early life was insecure, overshadowed by the Wars of the Roses. This is the story of a Renaissance prince who turned tyrant and who, half a millenium after he lived, still towers over history.

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User Review  - infopt2000 - www.librarything.com

David Starkey unites an easy style with a mastery of the sources and with common sense. He is scrupulous in distinguishing between what we know, what we do not know and what we guess. An excellent and instructive read. Read full review

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User Review  - quiBee - www.librarything.com

Probably about 2.5 stars for me. It was interesting to read more about this period. I've mostly read about the older Henry VIII, so it was good to see where that Henry had come from and all the ... Read full review

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About the author (2008)

David Starkey is Honorary Fellow of Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge, and the author of many books including Elizabeth; Six Wives: The Queens of Henry VIII and Monarchy: England and Her Rulers from the Tudors to the Windsors . He is a winner of the WH Smith Prize and the Norton Medlicott Medal for Services to History presented by Britain s Historical Association. He is a well-known TV and radio personality. He was made a CBE in 2007. He lives in London.

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