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5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent introduction to our most maligned monarch!, 27 Oct 2008
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Ben "candlemasbear" (Redditch, UK) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Henry VIII (Routledge Historical Biographies) (Paperback)
At last, a decent introduction to the life and reign of Henry VIII.

Whilst not ignoring Henry's darker side, Wooding places Henry and his policies firmly in context - explaining his views and actions as the product of a man of his age and not judging him by modern standards.

On the way she neatly dispatches several myths - revealing a man unswayed by 'factions' at court, displaying clear and consistent religious policies and one who had surprisingly few mistresses!

It is unfortunate that this book will undoubtedly gain less attention than that by a certain TV historian this year. That is a crying shame because this is not only an excellent work of scholarship - it is also a very good read!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Review of Henry VIII, 23 Jun 2013
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The book arrived in good condition as stated by the buyer. The content, for me is excellent, covering the principal events and situations in Henry VIII's reign both clearly and readably - not something that I can say for many historical works. An excellent introduction to the subject matter.
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