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Henry VIII

3.75  ·  Rating details ·  129 ratings  ·  15 reviews
Henry VIII ruled England from 1509 to 1547. As a young man, he was fond of sports and hunting, and was said to be uncommonly handsome. Standing more than six feet tall, he loomed large in the lives and minds of his subjects as he navigated his country through the tricky diplomatic and military hazards of the sixteenth century. A man of enormous appetites, Henry conducted a ...more
Kindle Edition, 116 pages
Published January 12th 2015 by New Word City, Inc.
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Mar 20, 2015 rated it did not like it
I paid $1.99 for this book which was $1.98 too much. Dry, nothing new
Sarah -  All The Book Blog Names Are Taken
So many inaccuracies that I don't even know where to start.

Full review to come.


I really should know better when it comes to very short volumes purporting to tell the story of a complex monarch. I have made this mistake in the past and am not sure what I was thinking when I grabbed this one after seeing it advertised on Book Bub. Luckily, I do not think it was more than ninet
Aug 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A short but efficient examination of Henry VIII from birth to death. Henry has fascinated most of us brits from schooldays for his six wives. As a king, statesman and supreme politician he left something to be desired. He was self centred, a bully and in his personal life a glutton and a man solely responsible for the murder on common and noblemen alike.
Tom Sells
Jan 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Life lived to the fullest.

Henry VIII lived a long tumultuous life. His quest for adventure, love and legacy resulted in many futile quests. He sought happiness and fulfillment. However he reeked havoc on many men and women of his time.
Aug 12, 2018 rated it it was ok
Meh, very shallow. Mostly about his wives and not the political atmosphere
Mar 11, 2015 rated it really liked it
Interesting read

Have only within the last few years really started to learn about Henry VIII. This book gave a lot of interesting information on the King and his wives. I am mostly familiar with his second wife, Anne Boleyn, and enjoyed more on Catherine of Aragon.. Would have liked more about his widow, Catherine Howard. Seemed a bit rushed by the time she arrived on the scene. But all in all, I enjoyed the book.
Victor H Fisher Jr
Apr 05, 2016 rated it really liked it
An Interesting account of the story of a great King.

A nicely and interesting account of the story of a King who changed not only his Kingdom, but also his separation from Church, naming himself Head of the Religious guide of his Countrymen, and all to suit his purpose. All of this made a very interested time in History and to me a good and Entertaining read.
Robyn Ferland
Jun 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Informative, enjoyable

This book was a joy to read,enjoying anything about Henry viii like I do. This book does not read like a novel , but a fast moving, accurate , interesting biography of Henry , his wives and the times they lived in. I thoroughly enjoyed it, reading it in two days. I had trouble putting it down.
May 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I love anything to do with the Tudor court so when I ran across this Gem I gobbled it up quickly. Its definitely on the smaller side when it comes to books about Henry VIII but I feel that Archer hit on many of the important and popular events. This book was quick and is definitely something you could read if you where casually interested in this story!!! Loved it!
May 01, 2016 rated it really liked it
a nice little synopsis of this famous kings life...learned a couple things I did not know before...
Peggie Ross
Mar 19, 2015 rated it liked it
A brief synopsis of his life but quite readable and with references to other authors which can easily be explored for further detailed biographies.
Linda Lamb Temples
Mar 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing
King Henry VIII summarized.

A five star rating was given this publication because all the facts were presented in an easy to read fashion while being strictly correct. Asus
TheGood ByeGirl
Aug 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: readathon-2016
Adore anything to do with this era of British kings & queens, really enjoyable.
Paul Jones
Apr 10, 2015 rated it really liked it
good read. short and sweet

I had heard of Henry the eighth and his many wives. Now I know the rest of the story. This book puts it all in perspective.
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