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Source Material for "The Tudors"
on October 19, 2013
This detailed biography chronicles Henry's evolution from promising youth to monstrous old man. If you watched "The Tudors" and said to yourself, "That could never have happened," you need to read this book, because a lot of it did! This book presents aspects of Henry's life that I hadn't previously read, and offers an account of how (and possibly why) he changed from a brilliant, progressive young monarch to a suspicious, paranoid tyrant who destroyed almost everyone who was close to him. A must-read, if you are fascinated by Henry. The sequel, about his daughter Elizabeth, is also eye-opening.