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Henry VIII: Man and Monarch

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The year 2009 marks the 500th anniversary of Henry VIII’s accession to the throne, and to celebrate this momentous occasion, leading Tudor scholars David Starkey and Susan Doran examine the extraordinary transformations—personal and political, intellectual and religious, literary, aesthetic, and linguistic—that took place during Henry’s reign.


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Paperback, 288 pages
Published July 15th 2009 by British Library (first published April 22nd 2009)
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Nancy Oakes
May 16, 2009 Nancy Oakes rated it it was amazing
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For what this book is, it's really unrateable, (is that a word?) but it's a beautiful book, one anyone who's a Tudor history person would be pleased to have as part of his or her library. This is a catalog of an exhibition at the British Library to commemorate 500 years since Henry VIII took the throne.

The book is structured in ten parts -- Nine about distinct periods during about the life of the king, and then there is a section about Henry the bibliophile.

1. Young Henry 1491-1509 : about his
Jun 20, 2009 Thalia rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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This book is flippin' fantastic! You see so much more to Henry's reign and his legacy than just his marriages. Lovely addition to a Tudorphiles library!
Sarah Bryson
Mar 11, 2017 Sarah Bryson rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
When I heard that this book was going to be released I just knew that I had to get a copy. This book has a very special significance to me as I had the great pleasure of visiting London in October/November 2009. I was able to visit the Tower of London, Hampton Court Palace, Windsor Castle, Westminster Abby and Hever Castle, some of which were putting on special exhibitions and displays to celebrate the 500 year anniversary of Henry VIII’s accession to the throne. I was particularly thrilled to b ...more
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Aug 29, 2014 Leonora rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Absolutely loved this book and also enjoyed the many images.
Awesome collection of documents, paintings, letters, books, maps and charts, plans, letters and sketches from the length of Hnery VIII's reign.
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Outstanding photo plates and a text that is based on solid deductions based on physical evidence, this is an excellent informative source.
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Dr Susan Doran is a British historian whose primary studies surround the reign of Elizabeth I, in particular the theme of marriage and succession. She has published and edited sixteen books, most notably Elizabeth I and Religion, 1558-1603, Monarchy and Matrimony and Queen Elizabeth I, part of the British Library's Historic Lives series.

She is currently a tutor and member of the history faculty at
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