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  • Published: 15 July 2018
  • ISBN: 9780141987323
  • Imprint: Allen Lane
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 176
  • RRP: $24.00

Henry VIII (Penguin Monarchs)

The Quest for Fame


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The acclaimed Penguin Monarchs series: short, fresh, expert accounts of England's rulers - now in paperback.

'He believed he had a special relationship with God, hence the ease with which he became mesmerized by his own legend'

Charismatic and cruel, a devout traditionalist who oversaw a cataclysmic rupture with the church; a towering figure who could not bear to meet people's eyes when he talked to them, Henry VIII remains a figure of extreme contradictions. From his glorious youth to his last, agonising, 54-inch-waisted years, John Guy looks behind the mask into Henry's mind.

  • Pub date: 15 July 2018
  • ISBN: 9780141987323
  • Imprint: Allen Lane
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 176
  • RRP: $24.00

About the Author

John Guy

John Guy is an award-winning historian, accomplished broadcaster and a Fellow of Clare College, Cambridge. His previous books include My Heart is My Own: The Life of Mary Queen of Scots, winner of the 2004 Whitbread Biography Award and the Marsh Biography Award, the highly acclaimed dual biography A Daughter's Love: Thomas and Margaret More and a history, Tudor England, which has sold over 250,000 copies worldwide.

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