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Henry VIII: the quest for fame by John Guy

This most instantly recognizable of kings remains a figure of extreme contradictions: magnificent and vengeful; a devout traditionalist who oversaw a cataclysmic rupture with the church in Rome; a talented, towering figure who nevertheless could not bear to meet people's eyes when he talked to them.
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In this revealing account, John Guy looks behind the mask into Henry's mind to explore how he understood the world and his place in it - from his isolated upbringing and the blazing glory of his accession, to his desperate quest for fame and an heir and the terrifying paranoia of his last, agonising, 54-inch-waisted years.

Hardcover, 160 pages

Publisher: Allen Lane 2014

 

ISBN-10: 0141977124

ISBN-13: 978-0141977126

 

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