1536: The Year that Changed Henry VIII (Paperback)
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1536: The Year that Changed Henry VIII (Paperback)

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Published: 19/06/2009
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One of the best-known figures of British history, collective memory of Henry VIII presents us with the image of a corpulent, covetous, and cunning king whose appetite for worldly goods met few parallels, whose wives met infamously premature ends, and whose religion was ever political in intent.

1536 - focusing on a pivotal year in the life of the King - reveals a fuller portrait of this complex monarch, detailing the finer shades of humanity that have so long been overlooked. We discover that in 1536 Henry met many failures - physical, personal, and political - and emerged from them a revolutionary new king who proceeded to transform a nation and reform a religion.

A compelling story, the effects of which are still with us today, 1536 shows what a profound difference can be made merely by changing the heart of a king.

Publisher: SPCK Publishing
ISBN: 9780745953328
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 328 g
Dimensions: 216 x 138 x 15 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

"The paradox of Henry VIII is brilliantly unravelled by Suzannah Lipscomb as she reveals the multiple nightmares of the King's annus horribilis. - Peter Furtado, former Editor of History Today

"Fresh and lively, historically accurate and also entertaining... gives a chatty, original, readable and engaging account of the personal and political transformation of the man, the kingdom and the legend" - Lucy Wooding, TLS

"A bold and original attempt to unravel one of the great mysteries of English history: how, when and why Henry VIII changes from a handsome Prince Charming into a fat and loathsome Bluebeard." - David Starkey, author of Henry: Virtuous Prince and Six Wives: The Queens of Henry VIII

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“Must read for anyone wanting a closer look at the changes in Henry VIII”

This book closely examines one year - 1536 - in the life of Henry VIII, how it affected him and the implications it held for the rest of his reign. It's a fascinating way to deal with it: this year seems to have... More

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