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The Life and Times of Henry VIII (Kings and Queens of England series)

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This illustrated history looks at the larger-than-life figure whose welcomed accession to the English throne turned ruthless, & who, despite his cruel & arbitrary power, could inspire men with loyalty & devotion to the end. Color & b&w illus.
Unknown Binding, 224 pages
Published July 26th 1995 by Shooting Star Press (first published July 20th 1972)
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Paige
Aug 10, 2013 Paige rated it it was amazing
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This was a wonderful read. The way Lacey describes the life of Henry VIII, he brought it to life. If you are interested in history, I highly suggest this book. There are also wonderful pictures in this book that also bring an image to some familiar faces. Lacey didn't polish Henry VIII as a big, mean tyrant, but shined an appropriate light on Henry's youth, and the sports he was involved in. His favorite being hunting. Please read!
Gregg Shoemaker
Sep 16, 2015 Gregg Shoemaker rated it it was amazing
Excellent book about the life and events of Henry VIII. Will be keeping this one on my shelf. I have read and know a bit about this King and his reign and his wives and this book was still informative and insightful. I highly recommend this book for anyone that is interested in this King regardless of their current level of knowledge.
Helene Harrison
ISBN? - 9780297831631

General Subject/s? - History / Tudors / Henry VIII / Reformation / Biography

Title? - Exactly what it says on the cover - 'the life and times of Henry VIII'

General Analysis? - Just a short history of the reign of Henry VIII, more for a beginner who knows almost nothing about the reign. Not much is said at all about the wives of Henry VIII - Katherine of Aragon and Anne Boleyn are the most spoken about two. After Anne Boleyn's death, the rest are discussed in less than 100 pag
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Lezley
Dec 29, 2013 Lezley rated it liked it
A good read about Henry VIII but particularly interesting because of all the well explained illustrations and portraits. These visual aids certainly help to bring the most influential people in Henry VIII's reign as well as Henry and his wives to life.
Melissa
Jul 07, 2012 Melissa rated it it was ok
Biogrophy with some interesting paintings/illustrations included; not very rigorous but a good start for someone without much background on the subject.
Chele Lee
facts that are straight to the point.
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Robert Lacey is a British historian noted for his original research, which gets him close to - and often living alongside - his subjects. He is the author of numerous international bestsellers.

After writing his first works of historical biography, Robert, Earl of Essex and Sir Walter Ralegh, Robert wrote Majesty, his pioneering biography of Queen Elizabeth II. Published in 1977, Majesty remains
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