English Monarchs Series

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University of California Press, 1970 - Biography & Autobiography - 561 pages
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This detailed biography concentrates on the domestic life of the monarch, foreign affairs in which he was involved and his influence on religion. Bibliogs
 

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User Review  - baswood - LibraryThing

Maybe Henry was no more unaware and irresponsible than many Kings have been; but rarely, if ever, have the unawareness and irresponsibility of a king proved more costly of material benefits to his ... Read full review

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User Review  - carterchristian1 - LibraryThing

An excellent biography and analysis of the role of the king of England in the complex environment of the times. The author makes it very clear that Henry was bright, as a young man beautiful ... Read full review

Contents

Preface page xi
vii
The Renewal of the Hundred Years War
21
The Coming of Wolsey
41
The Quest for Peace
67
The Virtuous Prince
97
The Repudiation of the Habsburgs
135
The Canon Law of the Divorce
163
The Struggle for the Divorce
198
The Campaign against the Church
241
England and Europe 1537 to 1540
355
The Royal Supremacy and Theology
384
The Return to War
424
The Last Months
458
Henry the King
498
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