An accessible biography of Henry VIII by one of the country's leading Tudor experts. The future Henry VIII was born on 29 June 1491, the second son of Henry VII and Elizabeth of York. This talented, athletic and temperamental man might have proved something of a handful to his elder brother, Prince Arthur, the firstborn, had he survived to wear the crown. But Henry's life was changed forever when Arthur died in 1502 and the course of English history took a very unexpected turn.
|Publication date:||15th October 2009|
|Categories:||Biography: historical, political & military, Early modern history: c 1450/1500 to c 1700,|
Richard Rex is Director of Studies in History at Queens' College, Cambridge. He has written and researched extensively on Tudor England and his other books include ELIZABETH I, THE TUDORS ('Up-to-date, readable and reliable. The best introduction to England's most important dynasty' DAVID STARKEY; 'Vivid, entertaining and carrying its learning lightly, Richard Rex's The Tudors is, quite simply the best short introduction to the most formative century in English history' EAMON DUFFY; 'A lively overview... Rex is a wry commentator on the game on monarchy' THE GUARDIAN), HENRY VIII & THE ENGLISH REFORMATION and THE LOLLARDS. He lives in Cambridge with ...More About Richard Rex