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Henry VIII: Court, Church and Conflict Hardcover – March 31, 2007

ISBN-13: 978-1903365991 ISBN-10: 1903365996
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'a model of writing for a wide audience without distorting or dumbing down' BBC History magazine --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

About the Author

David Loades is a well-known and popular writer on Tudor history. His many works include biographies of leading Tudor personalities and a best-selling textbook, Politics and the Nation 1450-1660. For the National Archives he has written Mary Tudor: The Tragical History of the First Queen of England (2006) and Elizabeth I: The Golden Reign of Gloriana. His other interests include naval history (he is closely engaged with research on the Mary Rose, and has appeared in TV documentaries on the subject).
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: The National Archives UK (March 31, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1903365996
  • ISBN-13: 978-1903365991
  • Product Dimensions: 6.6 x 1 x 9.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,188,956 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Midwest Book Review on October 12, 2009
Format: Paperback
He began as the a quintessential prince of the realm, the embodiment of what a future king should be -- athletic, handsome, articulate, courageous, devout, fun loving, charismatic, and intelligent. He ended his royal career as obese, vindictive, self-centered, feared, devious, cruel, and capricious. Along the way he forever altered England and the lives of its nobility and commoners alike. His fame and his infamy are simply legendary in their scope. It is also the subject matter in "Henry VIII: Court, Church, and Conflict" by historian and Tudor era authority David Loades (Professor Emeritus, University of Wales, and Associate of the Centre for Early Modern History, University of Oxford). Informed, informative, insightful, and a masterwork of historical scholarship, "Henry VII" is a fascinating and thoughtful descriptive analysis that is a welcome addition to community and academic library English History collections, and especially recommended reading to students of the Tudor era in general, and the reign of Henry VIII in particular.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Cynthia Hoelscher on August 30, 2010
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I found this book to be very interesting but slightly disjointed in that the author treated Henry's reign topically instead of cronologically. It could be that I've become addicted to cronological reviews, but the inevidable rehash of past events made me give the book a "4" instead of a "5." Otherwise, it was well documented and a fairly quick read.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Sylwia S. Zupanec on April 1, 2013
Format: Hardcover
I have read many books authored by David Loades and this one is definitely my favourite because it covers absolutely everything about Henry VIII's reign. David Loades nicely combined the King's politics, military developments and private life, creating a very interesting and vibrant portrait of the 16th century England.

The book starts with discussing Henry VIII's family and background, his father's claim to the throne and victory at the battle of Bosworth, Henry's education and interesting details about his early life. The young Henry's character is extensively covered as well so we learn about his love for all kinds of sports, his intellectual pursuits and his passion for the tradition of courtly love. There are several chapters covering the wars during Henry VIII's reign so if you are looking for a political/military biography this most likely will be your cup of tea. If, from the other hand, you would like to learn more about Henry VIII as a person, you will find interesting chapters as well. Loades details Henry's relationship with his subsequent wives and discusses their impact on his character and politics.

David Loades has done a great job at bringing history to life in this detailed portrayal of Henry VIII's life and those that surrounded him during his reign. Mr. Loades provides the reader with a detailed examination of Henry VIII's life and the court organization through which he exercised power. The huge amount of primary and secondary sources is listed at the end of the book, so if you enjoy checking the sources for yourself, this book doesn't disappoint. There are a number of interesting illustrations as well.
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