The Last Days of Henry VIIIThe Last Days of Henry VIII



The prospect of that prize spurred the rival court factions into deadly conflict. Robert Hutchinson spent several years in original archival research.

Author: Robert Hutchinson

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781780222509

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After 35 years in power, Henry VIII was a bloated, hideously obese, black-humoured old man, rarely seen in public. He had striven all his life to ensure the survival of his dynasty by siring legitimate sons, yet his only male heir was eight-year-old Prince Edward. It was increasingly obvious that when Henry died, real power in England would be exercised by a regent. The prospect of that prize spurred the rival court factions into deadly conflict. Robert Hutchinson spent several years in original archival research. He advances a genuinely new theory of Henry's medical history and the cause of his death; he has unearthed some fabulous eyewitness material and papers from death warrants, confessions and even love letters between Katherine Parr and the Lord High Admiral.

Henry VIIIHenry VIII



None was cursed more by this rampant insecurity than Henry VIII, who embodied not only the power and imperial majesty of the monarchy, but also England's military might.

Author: Robert Hutchinson

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781474605816

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The Tudors retained only a precarious grip on the crown of England, founded on a title that was both tenuous and legally flimsy. This left them preoccupied by two major obsessions: the necessity for a crop of lusty male heirs to continue the bloodline, and the elimination of threats from dynastic rivals. None was cursed more by this rampant insecurity than Henry VIII, who embodied not only the power and imperial majesty of the monarchy, but also England's military might. His health always had huge political consequences at home and overseas - hence his unbridled hypochondria. Drawing on the latest historical and medical research, Robert Hutchinson reveals the extent to which the king also grappled with accelerating geriatric decay in his last six years, made more acute by medical conditions that were not only painful but transformed the monarch into a 28-stone psychotic monster, suspicious of everyone around him, including those most dear to him.

Henry VIII s Last VictimHenry VIII s Last Victim



Clifford had been twenty-five, only three years younger than Surrey was now, and
yet Henry VIII appeared to have no qualms about entrusting Surrey with the
greatest position of honour in his army. On the last day of August the Privy
Council ...

Author: Jessie Childs

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781448162833

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Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey was one of the most flamboyant and controversial characters of Henry VIII's reign. A pioneering poet, whose verse had a profound impact on Shakespeare, Surrey was nevertheless branded by one contemporary as 'the most foolish proud boy that is in England'. He was the heir of England's premier nobleman, first cousin to two of Henry VIII's wives - Anne Boleyn and Catherine Howard - and best friend and brother-in-law to the King's illegitimate son, Henry Fitzroy. Celebrated for his chivalrous deeds both on and off the battlefield, Surrey became, at only twenty-eight, the King's Lieutenant General in France. But his confident exterior masked insecurity and loneliness. A man of intriguing contradictions, Surrey was both law enforcer and law breaker, political conservative and religious reformer and his life, replete with drunken escapades, battlefield heroics, conspiracy and courtroom drama, sheds new light on the opulence and artifice of a dazzling, but deadly, age.

Letters and Papers Foreign and Domestic of the Reign of Henry VIIILetters and Papers Foreign and Domestic of the Reign of Henry VIII



[ PONYNGES , & c . to HENRY VIII . ] Galba , B. 111. 43d . Wrote last on the 27th ,
from Antwerp , advertising the coming of B. M. Louis Marroton with the
commission . That day my Lady came to Barowe — the next here -- and the next
to Zeland ...

Author: Great Britain. Public Record Office

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ISBN: KBNL:KBNL03000349257

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Young HenryYoung Henry



From that day forward everything changed. Based on contemporary accounts, Young Henry provides a compelling vision of the splendours, intrigues and tragedies of the royal court, presided over by the ruthless and insecure Henry VIII.

Author: Robert Hutchinson

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780297859536

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Page: 288

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Compelling account of the first 35 years of a magnificent and ruthless monarch. Henry became the unexpected heir to the precarious Tudor throne in 1502, after his elder brother Arthur died. He also inherited both his brother's wardrobe and his wife, the Spanish princess Katherine of Aragon. He became king in April 1509 with many personality traits inherited from his father - the love of magnificence, the rituals of kingship, the excitement of hunting and gambling and the construction of grand new palaces. After those early glory days of feasting, fun and frolic, the continuing lack of a male Tudor heir runs like a thin line of poison through Henry's reign. After he fell in love with Anne Boleyn, he gambled everything on her providing him with a son and heir. From that day forward everything changed. Based on contemporary accounts, Young Henry provides a compelling vision of the splendours, intrigues and tragedies of the royal court, presided over by the ruthless and insecure Henry VIII. With his customary scholarship and narrative verve, Robert Hutchinson provides fresh insights into what drove England's most famous monarch, and how this happy, playful Renaissance prince was transformed into the tyrant of his later years.

The Last Days of Queen Caroline With Plates Including a Portrait The Last Days of Queen Caroline With Plates Including a Portrait



He should add nothing more to what had been said hy the Attorney - General as
to the case of Henry VII . ... That brought him to the reign of Henry VIII . and the
learned solicitor repeated all the observations made by his learned coadjutor ...

Author: Joseph NIGHTINGALE

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ISBN: BL:A0018561550

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Henry VIIIHenry VIII



THE LAST DAYS Henry was becoming more and more unpredictable . In 1546 ,
he ordered the arrest of his most faithful supporter , the Duke of Norfolk , along
with the duke's son , the young Earl of Surrey . He charged them with treason .

Author: Nick Ford

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group

ISBN: 1404201637

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Page: 112

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King Henry VIII has been the subject of more books and movies than any other English king or queen. He was a complex and fascinating historical figure, dynamic and often contradictory. Married six times, he defended England against the biggest invasion since the Battle of Hastings in 1066. He was often a tyrant who ordered executions with seemingly little provocation. The author brings to life this complex man, while providing lively descriptions of the armor, battle, customs, and lifestyle of the time. This beautiful book contains illuminated manuscripts and paintings-including several of Hans Holbein's portraits of the king.

The Last Days of Richard III and the fate of his DNAThe Last Days of Richard III and the fate of his DNA



However, the relevant passage does not, in fact, say that Henry antedated his
accession, and there is no evidence to ... the fact that Blanc Sanglier
accompanied Richard's body was at least a concession of some sort on the part
of Henry VII.

Author: John Ashdown-Hill

Publisher: The History Press

ISBN: 9780752498669

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The Last Days of Richard III contains a new and uniquely detailed exploration of Richard’s last 150 days. By deliberately avoiding the hindsight knowledge that he will lose the Battle of Bosworth Field, we discover a new Richard: no passive victim, awaiting defeat and death, but a king actively pursuing his own agenda. It also re-examines the aftermath of Bosworth: the treatment of Richard’s body; his burial; and the construction of his tomb. And there is the fascinating story of why, and how, Richard III’s family tree was traced until a relative was found, alive and well, in Canada. Now, with the discovery of Richard’s skeleton at the Greyfrairs Priory in Leicester, England, John Ashdown-Hill explains how his book inspired the dig and completes Richard III’s fascinating story, giving details of how Richard died, and how the DNA link to a living relative of the king allowed the royal body to be identified.

Memoirs of the Last Days of Her Late Most Gracious Majesty Caroline Queen of Great Britain and Consort of King George the FourthMemoirs of the Last Days of Her Late Most Gracious Majesty Caroline Queen of Great Britain and Consort of King George the Fourth



He should add nothing more to what had been said by the Attorney - General as
to the case of Henry VII . ... That brought him to the reign of Henry VIII . and the
learned solicitor repeated all the observations made by his learned coadjutor ...

Author: Joseph Nightingale

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:HXJ8A8

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King Henry VIIIKing Henry VIII



The surprising dependence of the structure of Henry VIII on the Terentian plot that
these two plays , in their different ... attributions of Henry VIII is thrown into further
disarray , suggesting a comic direction for the last days of the history play ' ...

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Cengage Learning EMEA

ISBN: 1903436257

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King Henry VIII has one of the fullest theatrical histories of any play in the Shakespeare canon, yet has been consistently misrepresented, both in performance and in criticism. This edition offers a new perspective on this ironic, multi-layered, collaborative play, revealing it as a complex meditation on the progress of Reformation which sees English life since Henry VIII's day as a series of bewildering changes in national and personal allegiance and represents 'history' as the product of varied and contradictory testimony. McMullan makes a powerful claim for the rehabilitation of Henry VIII, providing the fullest performance history of any edition to date and reading the work not as a marginal 'late' Shakespeare play but as a play which is paradigmatic of the achievement of Renaissance drama as a whole.'This is a staggeringly brilliant, captivating edition that will undoubtedly occasion a huge surge of critical interest in this neglected play. For those of use who have never taken Henry VIII very seriously ' perhaps dismissing it as a late collaborative play of no consequence or as conservative propaganda ' McMullan's introduction is genuinely revelatory.'Eric Rasmussen, University of Nevada at Reno, Shakespeare Survey

Deseret Deserted or the Last Days of B Y A drama in four acts and in prose and verse etcDeseret Deserted or the Last Days of B Y A drama in four acts and in prose and verse etc



Love , 73. Henry VIII . 81. Julius Otsar , 89 , Ingomar , 66. As You Like It , 74.
Married and Singie , 82. Vicar of Wakefield , 90. Sketches in India , 67. The Elder
Brother , 75. Henry IV . 23. Leap Year , 91. Two Frieuds , 68. Werner , 76. Paul
Pry .

Author: Brigham YOUNG

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ISBN: BL:A0018126037

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Letters and Papers Foreign and Domestic of the Reign of Henry VIIILetters and Papers Foreign and Domestic of the Reign of Henry VIII



VIII. was invalidated by the act of resumption. Greenwich, 20 Nov. 10 Hen. VIII.
Del. Westm., 25 Nov. 10 Hen. VIII. Pat. ... of the Household, and clerk of the works
at Calais, and as widow and executrix of Th. Englisshe, serjeant of the Poultry to
Henry VII.,-of all debts previous to 10 Nov. ... To carpenters and caulkers working
on the following ships in the Thames, from 4 Sept. to the last day of —, 8 Hen. VIII.

Author: James Gairdner

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108063197

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Published 1862-1932, and reissued in multiple parts, this calendar of documents remains essential for the study of Tudor history.

The Autobiography Of Henry VIIIThe Autobiography Of Henry VIII



Henry vm: So it was that on the last day of January an odd assortment of pilgrims
left Richmond Palace and set out for the shrine of Our Lady of Wrexford. We
turned east, heading into the rising sun, riding along the same route I had taken
to ...

Author: Margaret George

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 9781447217312

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This is the story of England’s most famous, and notorious, king. The facts of Henry VIII’s life and reign were more astonishing, poignant and outlandish than the plot twists of most fiction. Henry’s character was complex: he was a charismatic, ardent – and brash – young lover who married six times; a scholar with a deep love of poetry and music; an energetic hunter who loved the outdoors; a monarch whose lack of a male heir haunted him incessantly; and a ruthless leader who would stop at nothing to achieve his desires. His monumental decision to split from Rome and the Catholic Church was one that would forever shape the religious and political landscape of Britain. Combining magnificent storytelling with an extraordinary grasp of the pleasures and perils of power, Margaret George delivers a vivid portrait of Henry VIII and Tudor England and the powerhouse of players on its stage: Thomas Cromwell, Cardinal Wolsey, Thomas More and Anne Boleyn. It is also a narrative told from an original perspective: Margaret George writes from the King’s point of view, injecting irreverent comments from Will Somers – Henry’s jester and confidant.

The Divorce of Henry VIIIThe Divorce of Henry VIII



But now delay was no part of Henry's plan. The initiative would badly damage
Casali's standing in England. Although the ambassadors in Italy did not yet know
it. these were the last days of the campaign for the king's divorce. With Henry and
 ...

Author: Catherine Fletcher

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781448156221

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‘An eye-opening book, an intricate and fascinating story’ Hilary Mantel 1527. Henry, desperate to marry Anne Boleyn and ensure the Tudor line asks Pope Clement VII to grant him a divorce. Enter Gregorio Casali, an Italian diplomat hired to represent Henry’s interests in the Vatican. Through six years of persuasion, threats and bribery Casali lives by his wits, playing off one powerful patron against another, negotiating with ambassadors from Spain, France and beyond, each crowding the Vatican to press their interests in the Tudor break up. Before it is done, Henry will decide to divorce not just Catherine, but the Church itself. Set against the backdrop of war-torn Renaissance Italy, The Divorce of Henry VIII combines a gripping family saga with a highly charged political battle between the Tudors and the Vatican to reveal the extraordinary true story behind history’s most infamous divorce. (Originally published with the title Our Man in Rome)

Thomas CromwellThomas Cromwell



The rise and fall of Henry's notorious minister - the most corrupt Chancellor in English history The son of a brewer, Cromwell rose from obscurity to become Earl of Essex, Vice-Regent and High Chamberlain of England, Keep of the Privy Seal ...

Author: Robert Hutchinson

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781780223780

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The rise and fall of Henry's notorious minister - the most corrupt Chancellor in English history The son of a brewer, Cromwell rose from obscurity to become Earl of Essex, Vice-Regent and High Chamberlain of England, Keep of the Privy Seal and Chancellor of the Exchequer. He maneuvered his way to the top by intrigue, bribery and sheer force of personality in a court dominated by the malevolent King Henry. Cromwell pursued the interests of the king with single-minded energy and little subtlety. Tasked with engineering the judicial murder of Anne Boleyn when she had worn out her welcome in the royal chamber, he tortured her servants and relations, then organised a 'show trial' of Stalinist efficiency. He orchestrated the 'greatest act of privatisation in English history': the seizure of the monasteries. Their enormous wealth was used to cement the loyalty of the English nobility, and to enrich the crown. Cromwell made himself a fortune too, soliciting colossal bribes and binding the noble families to him with easy loans. He came home from court literally weighed down with gold.

Katharine of AragonKatharine of Aragon



The Tragic Story of Henry VIII's First Unfortunate Wife Patrick Williams. 72
campaign, was raised to ... The Rise of Thomas Wolsey, Cardinal & Lord
Chancellor Thomas Wolsey had entered royal service in the last days of Henry
VII. He rose with ...

Author: Patrick Williams

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN: 9781445618807

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The tragic story of Henry VIII’s first unfortunate wife from an acknowledged expert of Spanish and Tudor history.

A Brief History of Henry VIIIA Brief History of Henry VIII



1536 had started badly. It would get worse. In the last days of July a wagonload
of hay made its way from St James's Palace to the Carthusian priory ofThetford in
Norfolk. It was attended by asmall troop of soldiers, which was, in itself, curious.

Author: Derek Wilson

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781472107633

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Henry VIII changed the course of English life more completely than any monarch since the Conquest. In the portraits of Holbein, Henry Tudor stands proud as one of the most powerful figures in renaissance Europe. But is the portrait just a bluff? In his brilliant new history of the life of Henry VIII, Derek Wilson explores the myths behind the image of the Tudor Lion. He was the monarch that delivered the Reformation to England yet Luther called him 'A fool, a liar and a damnable rotten worm'. As a young man he gained a reputation as an intellectual and fair prince yet he ruled the nation like a tyrant. He treated his subjects as cruelly as he treated his wives. Based on a wealth of new material and a lifetime's knowledge of the subject Derek Wilson exposes a new portrait of a much misunderstood King. PRAISE FOR DEREK WILSON'S PREVIOUS WORKS: The Uncrowned Kings of England: 'Stimulating and authorative' - John Guy 'Masterly. [Wilson] has a deep understanding of . . . characters, reaching out accross the centuries' - Sunday Times Hans Holbein: Portrait of an Unknown Man: 'Fascinating' Sarah Bradford, Daily Telegraph 'Highly readable . . . The most accurate and vivid portrayal to date' Alison Weir

From 1 Henry VIII A D 1509 10 to 16 Charles I A D 1640From 1 Henry VIII A D 1509 10 to 16 Charles I A D 1640



the Fourth Day of March last past , in Relief and Benefit of any City , Town , or
Borough of this his Realm , to any Mayor , Bailiff or Bailiffi , Sheriff or Sheriff ,
Mayor and Commonalty , Mayor and Citizens , Mayor and Aldermen , Mayor and
Sheriff ...

Author: Great Britain

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The Last Wife of Henry VIIIThe Last Wife of Henry VIII



Meanwhile I counted the days until my baby was due to be born, and Dr. Van
Huick came to see me each day and feel my belly. “This is no place for you,” the
doctor said one day toward the end of August. “You should be in a quiet country ...

Author: Carolly Erickson

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9781429969406

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Author of The Hidden Diary of Marie Antoinette Courageous, attractive, romantic, intelligent, Catherine Parr became the sixth wife of Henry VIII. Her story, as Carolly Erickson re-creates it, is page-turning drama: from the splendors of the Field of the Cloth of Gold to the gory last years of the outsize King Henry, when heads rolled and England trembled, Catherine bestrode her destiny and survived to marry her true love. Catherine Parr attracted the king's lust and, though much in love with the handsome Thomas Seymour, was thrown into the intrigue-filled snake pit of the royal court. While victims of the king's wrath suffered torture and execution, Catherine persevered—until, at last, she came within the orbit of the royal fury. King Henry toyed with her, first ordering her arrested, then granting her clemency. She managed to evade execution, but she knew that the king had his wandering eye fixed on wife number seven. She was spared by his death and married the attractive but dangerously unbalanced Seymour. Her triumph was shadowed by rivalry with the young Princess Elizabeth, whose lands and influence the lecherous Seymour coveted. Catherine won the contest, but at great cost. In The Last Wife of Henry VIII, critically acclaimed author Carolly Erickson brings this dramatic story of survival and redemption to life.