Henry VIII: the mask of royalty

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User Review  - juglicerr - LibraryThing

I enjoyed this book precisely because it was a very unusual approach, and therefore revealed aspects of Henry VIII that I had previous either not known about or considered. It required and ... Read full review

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I've read much on the Tudors and this is not my favorite biography of Henry VIII. It is well-done and the scholarship is superb. I also award L. Baldwin Smith credit for trying a different approach ... Read full review


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Lacey Baldwin Smith was born in Princeton, New Jersey, in 1922. Following graduate work at Princeton University, he went on to teach there and at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Northwestern University, where until his retirement he was Professor of History and Peter B. Ritzma Professor in the Humanities. He continues to teach at Northwestern in an emeritus capacity. Smith is the recipient of two Fulbright awards, two National Endowment for the Humanities fellowships, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and numerous other awards, honors, and academic appointments, including membership in the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He is the father of three grown children and lives with his wife in Wilmette, Illinois.

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