Henry VIII

The Evolution of a Reputation

Keith Dockray, Alan Sutton

A clear-cut explanation of the evolution of Henry's reputation as created ever since Henry's day by his apologists and his critics. A historiography—a history of the histories, showing how Henry's reputation has been molded through the centuries. Superbly illustrated with 102 color illustrations, many from the studios of Hans Holbein the Younger.
Date Published :
January 2016
Publisher :
Fonthill Media
Illustration :
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Binding. : Paperback
ISBN : 9781781555330
Pages : 96
Dimensions : 9.25 X 6.5 inches
Stock Status : In stock


No English king is more famous—or infamous! than Henry VIII, popularly celebrated as the formidable and arrogant figure portrayed by Hans Holbein the Younger, the early Tudor stud who clocked up no fewer than six wives and the proto-nationalist/imperialist ruler who sent the pope packing and inaugurated the English Reformation.

As befits such a colossus, masses have been written about the king, not only by contemporary and near-contemporary commentators, even William Shakespeare, but also professional and amateur historians ever since. Hence this richly illustrated survey of the evolution of Henry VIII’s reputation over half a millennium.

About The Author

Keith Dockray was formerly a senior examiner in medieval history and early modern history at the University of Huddersfield. He has written extensively on Fifteenth Century history and appeared in numerous television documentaries including the Channel 4 'courtroom' programme Trial of Richard III.

Alan Sutton is a history publisher with more than 40 years’ experience of bringing academic writers to a more popular market. Alan has joined forces with Keith to produce this well illustrated synthesis of England’s most famous king.

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