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The Resource Henry VIII, by John Guy

Henry VIII, by John Guy

Label
Henry VIII
Title
Henry VIII
Statement of responsibility
by John Guy
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Henry VIII's reign transformed the physical and spiritual landscape of England. Magnificent, tyrannical, a strong ruler, a 'pillager of the commonwealth', this most notorious of kings remains a figure of extreme contradictions: a devout traditionalist who oversaw a cataclysmic rupture with the church in Rome; a talented, charismatic, imposing figure who nevertheless could not bear to meet people's eyes when he talked to them. In this revealing new account, John Guy explores how Henry himself understood the world and his place in it - from his sheltered and increasingly isolated upbringing and the blazing glory of his accession; to his desperate quest for recognition, fame and an heir, and the terrifying paranoia of his last, agonising, 54-inch-waisted years - and in doing so casts new light on his choice of wives and ministers, his impact on the European stage, and his extraordinary legacy
Member of
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Guy, J. A.
Dewey number
  • 942'.052'092
  • 942.052092
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
Penguin monarchs
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Henry
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • Biography
Label
Henry VIII, by John Guy
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
9780141977126
Dimensions
18 cm.
Extent
160 pages
Isbn
9780141977126
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Label
Henry VIII, by John Guy
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
9780141977126
Dimensions
18 cm.
Extent
160 pages
Isbn
9780141977126
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia

Library Locations

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      51.5206496 -0.1506959
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