Henry VIII

Examines the king's remarkable influence on the laws, customs, culture, and politics of his kingdom and profiles the diverse courtiers, artists, and scholars who surrounded Henry VIII.

Author: Alison Weir

Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.

ISBN: 9780345437082

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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Examines the king's remarkable influence on the laws, customs, culture, and politics of his kingdom and profiles the diverse courtiers, artists, and scholars who surrounded Henry VIII.

The Six Wives of Henry VIII

Profiles the oft-married English monarch and the women that came to define him through marriage, detailing their little-known histories and personalities.

Author: Alison Weir

Publisher:

ISBN: 0802136834

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 643

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Profiles the oft-married English monarch and the women that came to define him through marriage, detailing their little-known histories and personalities. Reprint.

Henry VIII Penguin Monarchs

Charismatic, insatiable and cruel, Henry VIII was, as John Guy shows, a king who became mesmerized by his own legend - and in the process destroyed and remade England.

Author: John Guy

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780141977133

Category: History

Page: 160

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Charismatic, insatiable and cruel, Henry VIII was, as John Guy shows, a king who became mesmerized by his own legend - and in the process destroyed and remade England. Said to be a 'pillager of the commonwealth', this most instantly recognizable of kings remains a figure of extreme contradictions: magnificent and vengeful; a devout traditionalist who oversaw a cataclysmic rupture with the church in Rome; a talented, towering figure who nevertheless could not bear to meet people's eyes when he talked to them. In this revealing new account, John Guy looks behind the mask into Henry's mind to explore how he understood the world and his place in it - from his isolated upbringing and the blazing glory of his accession, to his desperate quest for fame and an heir and the terrifying paranoia of his last, agonising, 54-inch-waisted years.

The Children of Henry VIII

Recounts the lives of Henry VIII's heirs and the intrigues that arose from their struggle to ascend their father's throne As always, Weir offers a fresh perspective on a period that has spawned many of the most enduring myths in English ...

Author: Alison Weir

Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.

ISBN: 0345407865

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 385

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Recounts the lives of Henry VIII's heirs and the intrigues that arose from their struggle to ascend their father's throne

Henry VIII

A latest entry in the popular historical series introduces young readers to the infamous acts of King Henry VIII while inviting them to hear the testimony of historical figures and decide if the 16th-century monarch's choices were justified ...

Author: Stewart Ross

Publisher: Evans Brothers

ISBN: 9780237542481

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 61

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A latest entry in the popular historical series introduces young readers to the infamous acts of King Henry VIII while inviting them to hear the testimony of historical figures and decide if the 16th-century monarch's choices were justified. Original.

Henry VIII

The authoritative edition of Henry VIII from The Folger Shakespeare Library, the trusted and widely used Shakespeare series for students and general readers. In Henry VIII, Shakespeare presents a monarchy in crisis.

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781501149986

Category: Drama

Page: 352

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The authoritative edition of Henry VIII from The Folger Shakespeare Library, the trusted and widely used Shakespeare series for students and general readers. In Henry VIII, Shakespeare presents a monarchy in crisis. Noblemen battle with Lord Chancellor Cardinal Wolsey, who taxes the people to the point of rebellion. Witnesses whom Wolsey brings against the Duke of Buckingham claim he is conspiring to take the throne, yet Buckingham seems innocent as he goes to his death. Henry is also without a male heir. After meeting the beautiful Anne Boleyn, he says that he suspects his current marriage to Katherine, with whom he has one surviving daughter, is invalid. Katherine, meanwhile, glows with such splendid integrity that actresses have long desired the role. She advocates for the people, suspects the witnesses against Buckingham, and eloquently defends her conduct as Henry’s wife. This edition includes: -Freshly edited text based on the best early printed version of the play -Full explanatory notes conveniently placed on pages facing the text of the play -Scene-by-scene plot summaries -A key to the play’s famous lines and phrases -An introduction to reading Shakespeare’s language -An essay by a leading Shakespeare scholar providing a modern perspective on the play -Fresh images from the Folger Shakespeare Library’s vast holdings of rare books -An annotated guide to further reading Essay by Barbara A. Mowat The Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC, is home to the world’s largest collection of Shakespeare’s printed works, and a magnet for Shakespeare scholars from around the globe. In addition to exhibitions open to the public throughout the year, the Folger offers a full calendar of performances and programs. For more information, visit Folger.edu.

Henry VIII s Last Love

A fascinating biography of the life of the Tudor woman who almost became Henry VIII's seventh wife.

Author: David Baldwin

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN: 9781445641133

Category: History

Page: 256

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A fascinating biography of the life of the Tudor woman who almost became Henry VIII's seventh wife.

The Reign of Henry VIII

Each book in the Problems in Focus series is designed to make available to students important new work on key historical problems and periods that they encounter on their courses. This volume is devoted to the reign of Henry VIII.

Author: J. A. Macculloch

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 0312128924

Category: History

Page: 313

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Each book in the Problems in Focus series is designed to make available to students important new work on key historical problems and periods that they encounter on their courses. This volume is devoted to the reign of Henry VIII.

Henry VIII

A realistic portrait of the sixteenth century English king and of the personalities who dominated his times.

Author: J. J. Scarisbrick

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300071580

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 561

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A realistic portrait of the sixteenth century English king and of the personalities who dominated his times.

The Children of Henry VIII

The fascinating family drama of Henry VIII and his four children, re-created from the original sources by best-selling Tudor historian John Guy

Author: John Guy

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198700876

Category: History

Page: 280

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"Nothing consumed Henry VIII, England's wealthiest and most powerful king, more than his desire to produce a legitimate male heir and perpetuate the Tudor dynasty. To that end he married six wives, became the subject of the most notorious divorce case of the sixteenth century, and broke with the pope, all in an age of international competition and warfare, social unrest, and growing religious intolerance and discord. Henry fathered four children who survived childhood, each by a different mother. In The Children of Henry VIII, renowned Tudor historian John Guy tells their stories, returning to the archives and drawing on a vast array of contemporary records, personal letters, ambassadors' reports, and other eyewitness accounts, including the four children's own handwritten letters. Guy's compelling narrative illuminates their personalities, depicting siblings often scarred by jealously, mutual distrust, bitter rivalry, even hatred. Possessed of quick wits and strong wills, their characters were defined partly by the educations they received, and partly by events over which they had no control. Henry Fitzroy, Duke of Richmond, although recognized as the king's son, could never forget his illegitimacy. Edward would succeed his father, but died while still in his teens, desperately plotting to exclude his half-sisters from the throne, and utterly failing to do so. Mary's world was shattered by her mother Catherine of Aragon's divorce and her own unhappy marriage. Elizabeth was the most successful, but also the luckiest. Even so, she lived with the knowledge that her father had ordered her mother Anne Boleyn's execution, was often in fear of her own life, and could never marry the one man she truly loved. John Guy takes us behind the façade of politics and pageantry at the Tudor court, vividly capturing the greatest and most momentous family drama in all of English history."--Publisher's website.

Young Henry

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.

Author: Robert Hutchinson

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780297859536

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

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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.

The Libraries of King Henry VIII

The list of books at Richmond Palace in 1535 ( Hı ) does , however , record dozens of books associated with Edward IV and Henry VII . In recent years much has been written about Edward IV as founder of the modern royal collection .

Author: James P. Carley

Publisher: British Library Board

ISBN: STANFORD:36105028665375

Category: History

Page: 407

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This volume is made up of five volumes of books associated with Henry VIII: one (H1) undertaken by an unnamed Frenchman at Richmond Palace in 1535, the second (H2) part of a general inventory at Westminster Palace in 1542. the third (H3) an account from the King's Printer Thomas Berthelet for the years 1541-43, the fourth (H4) a select list of books in the royal library seen by John Bale c.1548, and finally (H5) book titles extracted from the post-mortem inventories of Henry VIII's palaces. Using the evidence of inventory numbers in surviving books, moreover, it has been possible to recreate a lost list of more than 500 books which were brought to Westminster (primarily from Hampton Court and Greenwich) between 1542 and 1548 and this 'list' has been appended to the Westminster inventory. Although the library at Westminster contained printed books and books deriving from Henry's ancestors, a goodly number were monastic 'loot' and the lists show the sort of material John Leland and others considered worth rescuing. A considerable number of these books have left the royal library during the succeeding centuries and Carley has traced many to their modern locations. The presentation and analysis of the Westminster lists in particular leads to a different picture of the role of Henry VIII as preserver and destroyer of the monastic past than has normally been put forth.

Henry VIII and the Court

To help take stock of such a multifaceted and contested history, this volume presents a collection of 17 essays that showcase the very latest thinking and research on Henry and his court.

Author: Suzannah Lipscomb

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351930857

Category: History

Page: 372

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After 500 years Henry VIII still retains a public fascination unmatched by any monarch before or since. Whilst his popular image is firmly associated with his appetites - sexual and gastronomic - scholars have long recognized that his reign also ushered in profound changes to English society and culture, the legacy of which endure to this day. To help take stock of such a multifaceted and contested history, this volume presents a collection of 17 essays that showcase the very latest thinking and research on Henry and his court. Divided into seven parts, the book highlights how the political, religious and cultural aspects of Henry's reign came together to create a one of the most significant and transformative periods of English history. The volume is genuinely interdisciplinary, drawing on literature, art history, architecture and drama to enrich our knowledge. The first part is a powerful and personal account by Professor George W. Bernard of his experience of writing about Henry and his reign. The next parts - Material Culture and Images - reflect a historical concern with non-documentary evidence, exploring how objects, collections, paintings and buildings can provide unrivalled insight into the world of the Tudor court. The parts on Court Culture and Performance explore the literary and theatrical world and the performative aspects of court life, looking at how the Tudor court attempted to present itself to the world, as well as how it was represented by others. The part on Reactions focuses upon the political and religious currents stirred up by Henry's policies, and how they in turn came to influence his actions. Through this wide-ranging, yet thematically coherent approach, a fascinating window is opened into the world of Henry VIII and his court. In particular, building on research undertaken over the last ten years, a number of contributors focus on topics that have been neglected by traditional historical writing, for example gender, graffiti and clothing. With contributions from many of the leading scholars of Tudor England, the collection offers not only a snapshot of the latest historical thinking, but also provides a starting point for future research into the world of this colourful, but often misrepresented monarch.

Henry VIII and the English Reformation

This updated edition of a powerful interpretation of Henry VIII's Reformation retains the analytical edge and stylish lucidity of the original text while taking full account of the latest research.

Author: Richard Rex

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 9780230208131

Category: History

Page: 248

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Abandoning the traditional narrative approach to the subject, Richard Rex presents an analytical account which sets out the logic of Henry VIII's shortlived Reformation. Starting with the fundamental matter of the royal supremacy, Rex goes on to investigate the application of this principle to the English ecclesiastical establishment and to the traditional religion of the people. He then examines the extra impetus and the new direction which Henry's regime gave to the development of a vernacular and literate devotional culture, and shows how, despite Henry's best intentions, serious religious divisions had emerged in England by the end of his reign. The study emphasises the personal role of Henry VIII in driving the Reformation process and how this process, in turn, considerably reinforced the monarch's power. This updated edition of a powerful interpretation of Henry VIII's Reformation retains the analytical edge and stylish lucidity of the original text while taking full account of the latest research. An important new chapter elucidates the way in which 'politics' and 'religion' interacted in early Tudor England.

King Henry VIII

HENRY VIII - A MAGNIFICENT MONARCH 3 2 6 C QUOTES ' Hitherto small mention has been made of. H 4 5 ENRY VIII OF England was the king with six wives . He was also , for a long time , a king without a son . The need for an heir to the ...

Author: Leon Ashworth

Publisher: Cherrytree Books

ISBN: 1842342835

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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The life of King Henry VIII is described in this book, which is part of the British History Makers series on famous figures who shaped historical events. Through the use of artwork, documentary evidence, and fact-filled information panels, a rounded picture is given of the turbulent time in which he lived.

Henry VIII

This new edition of Lucy Wooding’s Henry VIII is fully revised and updated to provide an insightful and original portrait of one of England’s most unforgettable monarchs and the many paradoxes of his character and reign.

Author: Lucy Wooding

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317520313

Category: History

Page: 356

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This new edition of Lucy Wooding’s Henry VIII is fully revised and updated to provide an insightful and original portrait of one of England’s most unforgettable monarchs and the many paradoxes of his character and reign. Henry was a Renaissance prince whose Court dazzled with artistic display, yet he was also a savage adversary, who ruthlessly crushed all those who opposed him. Five centuries after his reign, he continues to fascinate, always evading easy characterization. Wooding locates Henry VIII firmly in the context of the English Renaissance and the fierce currents of religious change that characterized the early Reformation, as well as exploring the historiographical debates that have surrounded him and his reign. This new edition takes into account significant advances in recent research, particularly following the five hundredth anniversary of his accession in 2009, to put forward a distinctive interpretation of Henry’s personality and remarkable style of kingship. It gives a fresh portrayal of Henry VIII, cutting away the misleading mythology that surrounds him in order to provide a vivid account of this passionate, wilful, intelligent and destructive king. This compelling biography will be essential reading for all early modern students.

Henry VIII and the Lutherans

Thompson , W. D. J. " The Sixteenth - Century Editions of A Supplication unto King Henry the Eighth by Robert Barnes . ... Henry Walter . Cambridge , 1848 . Tytler , P. F. Henry VIII . Edinburgh , 1837 . Van Dyke , Paul .

Author: Neelak Serawlook Tjernagel

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015011299669

Category: Lutheran Church

Page: 326

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Catherine Parr

This title presents the turbulent life and loves of Henry VIII's sixth wife. Romantic, chaotic, and terrifying, Catherine Parr's life unfolded like a romance novel.

Author: Susan James

Publisher: The History Press

ISBN: 9780752462523

Category: History

Page: 352

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This title presents the turbulent life and loves of Henry VIII's sixth wife. Romantic, chaotic, and terrifying, Catherine Parr's life unfolded like a romance novel. Wed at 17 to the grandson of a confirmed lunatic then widowed at 20, Catherine chose a Yorkshire lord twice her age as her second husband. Caught up in the turbulent terrors of the Pilgrimage of Grace in 1536, she was captured by northern rebels, held hostage, and suffered violence at their hands. Fleeing to the south shortly afterward, Catherine took refuge in the household of the Princess Mary and in the arms of the king's brother-in-law, Sir Thomas Seymour. Her employment in Mary's household brought her to the attention of Mary's father, the unpredictable Henry VIII. Desperately in love with Seymour, Catherine was forced into marriage with a king whose passion for her could not be hidden and who was determined to make her his queen.

Henry VIII and the Conforming Catholics

047 1990 Cover design by David Manahan , O . S . B . This detail from the title - page illustration of the Great Bible , also called Cranmer ' s Bible ( 1540 ) , is from Holbein ' s woodcut depicting Henry VIII seated while Archbishop ...

Author: Paul O'Grady

Publisher: Michael Glazier Books

ISBN: UVA:X001828197

Category: Religion

Page: 186

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"A Michael Glazier book." Includes bibliographical references (p. 136-179) and indexes. Henry VIII, King of England, 1491-1547.

Letters and Papers Foreign and Domestic of the Reign of Henry VIII

HENRY VIII.'s ToMB. Form of indenture, 5 Jan. 1518, between A.B. and C.D., on behalf of the King, and Peter Torrysany of Florence, graver, now resident in the precinct of St. Peter's, Westminster, for the making of a tomb of white ...

Author: Great Britain. Public Record Office

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X030495436

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