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Henry VIII (Very Interesting People #14)

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Definitive, concise, and very interesting...From William Shakespeare to Winston Churchill, the Very Interesting People series provides authoritative bite-sized biographies of Britain's most fascinating historical figures - people whose influence and importance have stood the test of time. Each book in the series is based upon the biographical entry from the world-famous Ox ...more
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Published August 1st 2007 by Oxford University Press, USA
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Michael
Aug 08, 2011 Michael rated it liked it
This small book deals primarily with the king's function as a ruler, conflict with the Church of Rome over his divorce, legislation, court advisers, and military actions in France, Scotland & Ireland. It is compact, thus not a simple read, but nevertheless provides an excellent over sight of the man and his times. Historically he is a very important person representing the power of a sovereign king at its peak. As a person he too is interesting, however, one that I would avoid like a plague. ...more
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Aug 19, 2013 Amy Elliot rated it really liked it
It isn't a terribly entertaining read, but if you need a quick and authoritative source on Henry, this is the book. Ives is a well-respected historian and provides a thorough picture of Henry.
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A quick-yet-thorough little biography of one of England's most historically significant monarchs. Readable and interesting.
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Historian of Tudor England. Studied under S. T. Bindoff. He taught at the universities of Liverpool and Birmingham and wrote on faction at the Tudor court, Anne Boleyn and Lady Jane Grey.
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