Henry VIII: The Evolution of a Reputation

by Keith Dockray & Alan Sutton

Publisher: Fonthill Media

Publication Date: September 11, 2016

ISBN: 1230001343205

Binding: Kobo eBook

Availability: eBook

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No English king is more famous-or infamous! than Henry VIII, popularly celebrated as the formidable and arrogant figure portrayed by Hans Holbein the Younger, the early Tudor stud who clocked up no fewer than six wives and the proto-nationalist/imperialist ruler who sent the pope packing and inaugurated the English Reformation. As befits such a colossus, masses has been written about the king, not only by contemporary and near-contemporary commentators, even William Shakespeare, but also professional and amateur historians ever since. Hence this richly illustrated survey of the evolution of Henry VIII's reputation over half a millennium.