Henry VIII : Church, Court and Conflict

Henry VIII : Church, Court and Conflict

Description

"Henry VIII" focuses on the fluctuating, often fraught relationship between the king and his court, his Church and his people - and with the other powers of continental Europe, relations with whom were thrown into turmoil by Henry's successive marriages. It explores Henry's policies and strategies and his manipulation of key players such as Wolsey, Cromwell, Fisher and More, as well as the shaping of his royal image over decades of change. It also probes the intriguing nature of the man behind the monarch, especially his complex religious beliefs that determined the shape of England's reformation. David Loades, an authoritative historian of Tudor England, begins by explaining how historians have treated Henry and the expectations contemporaries had of the Renaissance prince who ascended the throne. He describes the ensuing reign in detail, taking in the wars, law enforcement, the succession question, the court, the rebellions and the problem of Ireland, illustrating the narrative with original National Archives documents and full colour portraits of those involved.
The author concludes by considering the ambiguous but still tangible legacy that this most high-profile of monarchs has left us.


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Details

Author(s)
David Loades
Format
Hardback | 256 pages
Dimensions
164 x 234 x 30mm | 721.22g
Publication date
30 Sep 2007
Publisher
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Imprint
The National Archives
Publication City/Country
Richmond, United Kingdom
Language
English
Illustrations note
40 colour illustrations
ISBN10
1903365996
ISBN13
9781903365991
Bestsellers rank
1,431,078