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The Year that Changed Henry VIII


256 Pages, 5 1/2 x 8 1/2

Cloth, $24.95 (US $24.95) (CA $27.95)

Publication Date: October 2009

ISBN 9780745953656

Rights: US & CA

Lion Hudson (Old Company) (Oct 2009)
Lion Books

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Compelling and revealing, a new history of the infamous monarch that shows what a profound difference a year can make in the heart of a king.

Henry VIII is known stereotypically as a corpulent, covetous, and cunning king whose appetite for worldly goods met few parallels, whose wives met infamously premature ends, and whose religion was largely political in intent. By focusing on a pivotal year in the life of Henry, this study moves beyond the caricature to reveal a fuller portrait of this complex monarch. In 1536, Henry met many failures—physical, personal, and political—and emerged from them a different man and a revolutionary new king who proceeded to transform a nation and a religion.


"Engaging."  —Choice

Author Biography

Suzannah Lipscomb is a research curator at Hampton Court Palace.