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Henry VIII (Very Interesting People #14)
by Eric Ives
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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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
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.More about Eric Ives...
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