Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
    Windows Phone
  • Click here to download from Amazon appstore

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.


Buying Options

Kindle Price: £6.99

Save £3.00 (30%)

includes VAT*
* Unlike print books, digital books are subject to VAT.

These promotions will be applied to this item:

Some promotions may be combined; others are not eligible to be combined with other offers. For details, please see the Terms & Conditions associated with these promotions.

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

Buy for others

Give as a gift or purchase for a group. Learn more

Buying and sending eBooks to others

Select quantity
Choose delivery method and buy eBooks
Recipients can read on any device

These eBooks can only be redeemed by recipients in your country. Redemption links and eBooks cannot be resold.

This item has a maximum order quantity limit.
Kindle App Ad
The Children of Henry VIII by [Guy, John]
Audible Narration

Follow the Author

Something went wrong. Please try your request again later.

The Children of Henry VIII Reissue Edition, Kindle Edition

4.1 out of 5 stars 35 customer reviews

See all 9 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price
New from Used from
Kindle Edition

Kindle Monthly Deal
Browse a new selection of discounted Kindle Books each month. Shop now

Product description


John Guy is that rare cross: a scholar who also writes for the popular market. It shows here, as he sketches with verve and fluency the education and the beliefs, as well as, briefly, the reigns of these last Tudors. But where he excels is in illuminating the relationships between the squabbling siblings. They say if you've got lemons, make lemonade, and in Guy's hands the story of The Children of Henry VIII is fresh, sparkling and sharp. (Literary Review)

[A] smart, lively little book enriched by the reliable pleasure of Guy's prose, his pen dancing as deftly about his compact historical portraits as Horenbout's brush once did over his stunning miniatures. (The Sunday Times)

Guy, whose prose is commendably readable, has a real gift for bringing Tudor history to life for 21st-century readers. (The Independent on Sunday)

This may be a well known story, but Guy presents it with typical narrative flair and attention to detail, producing a book with obvious appeal. (BBC History Magazine)

With the panache for which Guy's work has become known, The Children of Henry VIII portrays the childhood nightmares of Britain's most celebrated dysfunctional family... [It] is a portrait miniature of a book, skilfully portraying the character of an age, yet managing to do so with enough detail and care to bring its subjects to life. (Times Literary Supplement)

The stunning psychodrama that was the Tudor court is brilliantly evoked in John Guy's little book (The Lady)

Well-written, well-researched and a lot of fun. (The Glasgow Herald)

About the Author

John Guy is a Fellow of Clare College, University of Cambridge. His books include the bestselling Tudor England, The Tudors: A Very Short Introduction, A Daughter's Love: Thomas and Margaret More, Thomas Becket: Warrior, Priest, Rebel, Victim: A 900-Year-Old Story Retold and 'My Heart is My Own': the Life of Mary Queen of Scots, which won the Whitbread Biography Award, Marsh Biography Award, and was a Finalist for the National Book Critics' Circle (USA) Biography/Autobiography of the Year Award. A regular contributor to BBC radio and television, he also writes and reviews for national newspapers and magazines, including The Sunday Times and The Literary Review.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 7732 KB
  • Print Length: 285 pages
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford; Reissue edition (25 April 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00BNT7GO0
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray:
  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars 35 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #320,145 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
  • Would you like to tell us about a lower price?

35 customer reviews

4.1 out of 5 stars

Review this product

Share your thoughts with other customers

Read reviews that mention

5 May 2014
Format: HardcoverVerified Purchase
13 March 2015
Format: PaperbackVerified Purchase
12 June 2017
Format: PaperbackVerified Purchase
12 April 2017
Format: HardcoverVerified Purchase
22 September 2015
Format: PaperbackVerified Purchase
13 March 2013
Format: Kindle EditionVerified Purchase
9 people found this helpful
Comment Report abuse
26 May 2013
Format: HardcoverVerified Purchase

Would you like to see more reviews about this item?

click to open popover