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No English monarch has quite the hold on the popular imagination as Henry VIII. Although attempts to broaden our perception of him are legion, Alison Weir brings to her fascinatingly detailed study the kind of historical acumen and accessible prose style that distinguished her Elizabeth The Queen. Weir's publishers make the claim that she's the most readable popular historian of Tudor England, and it's hard to dispute that fact, with the background to Henry's reign assiduously created. She seems less interested in redefining our picture of Henry (who remains pretty much the larger-than-life figure we're used to), but there is a leavening of psychological insight that renders him as something more than the monster of egotism we might imagine him to be. The delight here is in the detail, with a rich supporting cast of courtiers and ministers, nobles and commoners. Weir shows Henry as the principal instrument of change in a deeply divided society, and we certainly understand him more by the end of this mammoth study.Reseña del editor:
A detailed biography of Henry VIII, set against the cultural, social and political background of his court, and the splendour of his many sumptuous palaces. Seen from this new perspective, he emerges as a fully-rounded and realistic personality, not the two-dimensional caricature of popular misconception.
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Descripción Jonathan Cape, London, 2001. Wrappers. Condición: New. No Jacket. 1st Edition proof. A new, unread uncorrected book proof. No inscriptions or stamps. Not bumped, no creases or tears. Small light rub to bottom corner. Nº de ref. del artículo: 000465
Descripción Jonathan Cape Ltd, 2001. Hardcover. Condición: New. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Fine. 1st Edition. Jonathan Cape Ltd, London, 2001. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Various (illustrator). First Edition. 1.075 kg; XVI, 640 pages, last page blank, includes notes and references, bibliography, index, 16 pages of colour illustrations, colour illustrated end pages, colour illustrated dust jacket. The book is in very good condition, albeit the page edges are lightly tanned with age. Signed by author on title page. Signed by Author(s). Nº de ref. del artículo: 000143
Descripción Ballantine Books, 2001. Condición: New. book. Nº de ref. del artículo: M0224060228
Descripción Ballantine Books, 2001. Hardcover. Condición: New. Nº de ref. del artículo: DADAX0224060228