Henry: Virtuous Prince
Bestselling royal historian David Starkey’s captivating biography is a radical re-evaluation of Henry VIII, the British monarchy’s most enduring icon.
Larger than life in every sense, Henry VIII was Britain’s most absolute monarch – but he was not born to rule. In this brilliantly readable history, David Starkey follows the promising young prince – a Renaissance man of exceptional musical and athletic talent – as he is thrust into the limelight after the death of his elder brother. His subsequent quest for fame was as obsessive as that of any modern celebrity, and his yearning for a male heir drove him into dangerous territory.
The culmination of a lifetime’s research, David Starkey’s biography is an unforgettable portrait of the man behind the controversies, the prince turned tyrant who continues to tower over history.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Elysianfield - LibraryThing
I like that the book concentrates in time before Henry became king or seeks divorce from Katherine. But I find his writing style annoying. It also made me think that does he think he's Henry or his best fiend? Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - bhowell - LibraryThing
A very readable history book about the young Henry VIII. Read full review