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Henry VIII and the men who made him - Tracy Borman

Henry VIII and the men who made him - Tracy Borman

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Known primarily for his six wives, King Henry VIII remains a central figure in English history. Tracy Borman, joint chief curator for Historic Royal Palace, analyses the reign of Henry VIII through the men in his life, revealing a new perspective on the famous king.

In this new and fascinating biography, Tracy Borman reveals Henry's personalities through the relationships he had with the men who surrounded him. They show his fierce, but seldom abiding, loyalty, his love of sharing his passion for sport with boisterous young men but also to be diverted by those of intellect, culture and wit.

Early during his reign Henry was often trusting and led by his advisers but as he matured he turned into a paranoid and suspicious monarch as many found to their personal cost. But, despite the evident cruelty and ruthlessness we see later in his reign, Tracy Borman reveals he still displayed tenderness and loyalty which shows he was more than a one dimensional monster as often portrayed.

  • Hardback book, 512 pages.
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Known primarily for his six wives, King Henry VIII remains a central figure in English history. Tracy Borman, joint chief curator for Historic Royal Palace, analyses the reign of Henry VIII through the men in his life, revealing a new perspective on the famous king.

In this new and fascinating biography, Tracy Borman reveals Henry's personalities through the relationships he had with the men who surrounded him. They show his fierce, but seldom abiding, loyalty, his love of sharing his passion for sport with boisterous young men but also to be diverted by those of intellect, culture and wit.

Early during his reign Henry was often trusting and led by his advisers but as he matured he turned into a paranoid and suspicious monarch as many found to their personal cost. But, despite the evident cruelty and ruthlessness we see later in his reign, Tracy Borman reveals he still displayed tenderness and loyalty which shows he was more than a one dimensional monster as often portrayed.

  • Hardback book, 512 pages.
£25.00
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    • Discover a new side to King Henry VIII in this biography by Tracy Borman. Tracy Borman shows that Henry was far more than the one dimensional character that is traditional seen of him. Henry was more than a ruthless monarch who showed little loyalty to his closest advisors, in fact he showed tenderness and fierce loyalty to those closest to him, especially early during his reign.

      • Hardback book, 512 pages.

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