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The Children of Henry VIII Reissue Edition, Kindle Edition

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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.

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  • 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
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  • 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)
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