Henry viii king and court alison weir

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henry viii king and court alison weir

Henry VIII: The King and His Court by Alison Weir

“WEIR’S BOOK OUTSHINES ALL PREVIOUS STUDIES OF HENRY. Beautifully written, exhaustive in its research, it is a gem. . . . She succeeds masterfully in making Henry and his six wives . . . come alive for the reader.”–Philadelphia InquirerHenry VIII, renowned for his command of power and celebrated for his intellect, presided over one of the most magnificent–and dangerous–courts in Renaissance Europe. Never before has a detailed, personal biography of this charismatic monarch been set against the cultural, social, and political background of his glittering court. Now Alison Weir, author of the finest royal chronicles of our time, brings to vibrant life the turbulent, complex figure of the King. Packed with colorful description, meticulous in historical detail, rich in pageantry, intrigue, passion, and luxury, Weir brilliantly renders King Henry VIII, his court, and the fascinating men and women who vied for its pleasures and rewards. The result is an absolutely spellbinding read.
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An entertaining narrative packed with colourful description and a wealth of anecdotal evidence, but a comprehensive analytical study of the development of both monarch and court during a crucial period in English history. As well as challenging some recent theories, it offers controversial new conclusions based on contemporary evidence that has until now been overlooked. This is a triumph of historical writing which will appeal equally to the general reader and the serious historian.
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Henry VIII: The King and His Court

There were some very interesting details about Henry's life and I have a new "visual" of him. This book has its weaknesses, the lack of a coherent thread to its account early on being one of them. But the level of detail and depth of research shown more than make up for that. And the subject Writer Alison Weir received training to be a teacher with a concentration in history from the North Western Polytechnic. Before becoming a full-time writer, she worked as a civil servant and ran her own school for children with learning difficulties from to

There were some very interesting details about Henry's life and I have a new "visual" of him. This book has its weaknesses, the lack of a coherent thread to its account early on being one of them. But the level of detail and depth of research shown more than make up for that. And the subject Alison Weir. How does the adulation the young King initially inspired of the court compare to the subsequent attitudes his courtiers held toward him?

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Charles Laughton is a common choice, but I have a weakness for Sid James in Carry on Henry, with Barbara Windsor on top form in every sense as one of the Duke of Bristol's pair of daughters. The film is a worthy distillation of the cheerful misinformation about Great Harry that clog-dances around the English subconscious; it also judiciously celebrates the fact that the Tudor Stalin can no longer do us harm.

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