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Henry VIII: The King and His Court Paperback – 29 October 2002

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  • ISBN-10 : 034543708X
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0345437082
  • Paperback : 656 pages
  • Dimensions : 13.87 x 3.4 x 20.88 cm
  • Publisher : Ballantine Books; Reprint edition (29 October 2002)
  • Language: : English
  • Customer Reviews:
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"Alison Weir has perfected the art of bringing history to life."
-Chicago Tribune


"A DETAILED JOURNEY THROUGH THE COURT AND LIFE OF HENRY VIII . . . Thoroughly researched and entertaining, filled with delicious details for general readers and provocative argument for students of the period."
-Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

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"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 Inquirer
Henry 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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