Henry VIII: The Life and Rule of England's Nero (Hardback)
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Henry VIII: The Life and Rule of England's Nero (Hardback)

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Hardback 320 Pages / Published: 01/08/2013
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This compelling new account of Henry VIII is by no means yet another history of the `old monster' and his reign. The `monster' displayed here is, at the very least, a newer type, more beset by anxieties and insecurities, and more tightly surrounded by those who equated loyalty with fear, self-interest and blind obedience. This ground-breaking book also demonstrates that Henry VIII's priorities were always primarily martial rather than marital, and accepts neither the necessity of his all-consuming quest for a male heir nor his need ultimately to sever ties with Rome. As the story unfolds, Henry's predicaments prove largely of his own making, the paths he chooses neither the only nor the best available. For Henry VIII was not only a bad man, but also a bad ruler who failed to achieve his aims and blighted the reigns of his two immediate successors. Five hundred years after he ascended the throne, the reputation of England's best known king is being rehabilitated and subtly sanitized. Yet Tudor historian John Matusiak paints a colourful and absorbingly intimate portrait of a man wholly unfit for power.

Publisher: The History Press Ltd
ISBN: 9780752497075
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 658 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 33 mm

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