`It is brilliantly argued, sometimes exhaustingly so, but it will reward those who come to it with an open mind.' --Linda Porter, History Today, June 2010
`A close-up, fine-focus retelling of dysfunctional royal family history.'
--Patrick Skene Catling, Irish Times, 24th May 2010
`...a book whose accessible style will mean that most readers, like this one, will devour it in a single setting.'
--Alexander Lucie-Smith, Catholic Herald, 14th May 2010
About the Author
George Bernard is Professor of Early Modern History at the University of Southampton, and Editor of the English Historical Review. His most recent book was 'The King's Reformation: Henry VIII and the Remaking of the English Church' (Yale, 2005). His earlier books include 'Power and Politics in Tudor England' (2007) and 'Studying at University' (2003).