Henry : Virtuous Prince, Paperback Book

Henry : Virtuous Prince Paperback

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Bestselling royal historian David Starkey's captivating biography is a radical re-evaluation of Henry VIII, the British monarchy's most enduring icon. Larger than life in every sense, Henry VIII was Britain's most absolute monarch - but he was not born to rule.

In this brilliantly readable history, David Starkey follows the promising young prince - a Renaissance man of exceptional musical and athletic talent - as he is thrust into the limelight after the death of his elder brother.

His subsequent quest for fame was as obsessive as that of any modern celebrity, and his yearning for a male heir drove him into dangerous territory. The culmination of a lifetime's research, David Starkey's biography is an unforgettable portrait of the man behind the controversies, the prince turned tyrant who continues to tower over history.


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Easy Read. A good introduction to Henry and the Tudors.

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I like that the book concentrates in time before Henry became king or seeks divorce from Katherine.<br/>But I find his writing style annoying. It also made me think that does he think he's Henry or his best fiend?

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