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Young Henry: The Rise of Henry VIII (Paperback)
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Young Henry: The Rise of Henry VIII (Paperback)

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Paperback 288 Pages / Published: 05/01/2012
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Compelling account of the first 35 years of a magnificent and ruthless monarch.

Henry became the unexpected heir to the precarious Tudor throne in 1502, after his elder brother Arthur died. He also inherited both his brother's wardrobe and his wife, the Spanish princess Katherine of Aragon. He became king in April 1509 with many personality traits inherited from his father - the love of magnificence, the rituals of kingship, the excitement of hunting and gambling and the construction of grand new palaces.

After those early glory days of feasting, fun and frolic, the continuing lack of a male Tudor heir runs like a thin line of poison through Henry's reign. After he fell in love with Anne Boleyn, he gambled everything on her providing him with a son and heir. From that day forward everything changed.

Based on contemporary accounts, Young Henry provides a compelling vision of the splendours, intrigues and tragedies of the royal court, presided over by the ruthless and insecure Henry VIII. With his customary scholarship and narrative verve, Robert Hutchinson provides fresh insights into what drove England's most famous monarch, and how this happy, playful Renaissance prince was transformed into the tyrant of his later years.

Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
ISBN: 9780753827710
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 282 g
Dimensions: 197 x 129 x 25 mm


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This revealing account, based on contemporary evidence, brings to life the splendour, intrigue and tragedies of the royal court... * HUDDERSFIELD DAILY EXAMINER *
Based on contemporary accounts, Young Henry provides an interesting portrait of the culture that shaped one of the most fascinating Kings of England. -- Derrick Smith * South Wales Argus *
An extremely readable account of the making of Henry V111. * Good Book Guide *

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