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4.0 out of 5 stars From the popular 'DEAD FAMOUS' series of books.....
'Henry VIII. Everyone has heard of him. Ask anyone why Henry is dead famous and they'll probably say............
Then here's the real truth about Henry VIII .......and his chopping block.'

176 pages dedicated to the colourful life of the English King.

Split into chapters:

1. Introduction
2. Timeline: The Golden Years
3...
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3.0 out of 5 stars HENRY!
The Title is Henry VII and his chopping block’ which automatically made me want to read it because it’s suitably relaxed and relevant to the book’s contents. This ‘biography’ is written by Philip Reeve and illustrated by Alan MacDonald. The cover is very relevant and eye catching and the illustrations inside are very appropriate and at times...
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars From the popular 'DEAD FAMOUS' series of books....., 27 Nov. 2006
This review is from: Henry VIII and His Chopping Block (Dead Famous) (Paperback)
'Henry VIII. Everyone has heard of him. Ask anyone why Henry is dead famous and they'll probably say............
Then here's the real truth about Henry VIII .......and his chopping block.'

176 pages dedicated to the colourful life of the English King.

Split into chapters:

1. Introduction
2. Timeline: The Golden Years
3. Growing Henry
4. Henry the hunk
5. Timeline : The troubled years
6. Holy Henry
7. Henry the hero
8. Arty Henry
9. Timeline : The Rotten Years
10. Hooligan Henry
11. Has-been Henry

Written in a variety of fonts, with humorous black & white cartoon & illustrations throughout.
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars HENRY!, 22 Nov. 2005
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This review is from: Henry VIII and His Chopping Block (Dead Famous) (Paperback)
The Title is Henry VII and his chopping block’ which automatically made me want to read it because it’s suitably relaxed and relevant to the book’s contents. This ‘biography’ is written by Philip Reeve and illustrated by Alan MacDonald. The cover is very relevant and eye catching and the illustrations inside are very appropriate and at times amusing.
The book is great because it is a good source of information but portrays it in an interesting yet fun to read manner. I particularly like the ‘Diary Entries’, which features Henry through the stages of his life, which are excellent because they contained information that I didn’t know. Another great feature are the Newspaper articles, which give you some idea of what a newspaper in Tudor times might have been like meanwhile providing actual quotes from real newspaper articles.
The best part of this book is the ‘Young Henry’ section as it is the area where I learnt the most and could relate to more. I also liked it because it had more interesting parts compared to other places in the book.
The part I enjoyed the least was called ‘Hero Henry’. I didn’t enjoy this part of the book as it was dull and repetitive. I found it uninteresting and exaggerated, with barely any of the fun features that other sections boasted.
The book could have been improved with a little more facts, because at times the Diary entries and such could seem a little off-subject. However, I loved the cartoons, which related to the text and provided a break from plain writing, which I liked very much.
In conclusion, I would say that, overall, this is an interesting and fun read, and would recommend it to anyone wishing to study this period of time. 8/10
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent - fun and informative, 6 Aug. 2001
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This review is from: Henry VIII and His Chopping Block (Dead Famous) (Paperback)
A superb book - like Horrible Histories but with a lot more depth, without missing out on any of the humour that has made that series so popular. Lots of cartoon pictures and - a highlight - newspaper articles/diaries/letters from the main protagonists, which have been very cleverly crafted. Highly recommended.
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