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Henry: Virtuous Prince Hardcover – 1 Oct 2008

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  • Hardcover: 400 pages
  • Publisher: HarperPress; First Edition edition (1 Oct. 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0007247710
  • ISBN-13: 978-0007247714
  • Product Dimensions: 16.3 x 4.2 x 24.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars 51 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 565,727 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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‘This book is Starkey’s masterpiece. It combines the populist touch with deep insights of scholarship.’ John Guy, Sunday Times

‘Excellent…the really crucial events in the history of the British Monarchy since the Middle Ages are assessed with authority, wisdom and wit…This is Starkey at his fluent and entertaining best.’ Sunday Telegraph

‘It is brilliant, beady-eyed history, and every page of it has an intimate fascination…Starkey has eschewed the easy wisdom of hindsight…his strength is that he questions everything…he seeks fresh evidence…his writing is uncluttered and conversational, and he cuts through the back-story…with grace, clarity and wit…accessible and entertaining’ Guardian

‘Starkey has the mind of an historian but the eye of a court painter.’ Peter Ackroyd, The Times

‘It has an immense amount to offer the general reader…there are several little gems of brand new information…David Starkey has produced the most careful as well as the most colourful study of the young Henry for a long time, and perhaps of all time’ Independent on Sunday

‘What Starkey has produced, considering his own unrivalled command of the subject, and its vast literature, is a miracle of condensation’ Sunday Telegraph

‘This book…demonstrates his scholarship, supremely confident grasp of the period and authorial panache…fascinating’ Daily Mail

‘Starkey is a master of his trade…The best short history of England written since J. R. Green in the 1870s…the artistry of the writing conceals the efforts that have been made to ensure that this is both highly entertaining and remarkably accurate…an enterprise of surpassing excellence.’ TLS

‘This book…is vivid, lucid and engaging…his judgements delivered with quasi-Pontifical assurance are often acute…a very enjoyable book.’ Daily Telegraph

‘Starkey is a wonderfully lucid writer.’ Independent

‘Starkey is as eloquent and lucid as ever.’ The Times

‘The book is full of delicious detail’ Evening Standard

‘Assessed with authority, wisdom and wit…This is Starkey at his fluent and entertaining best.’ Sunday Telegraph

Praise for ‘Monarchy’:

‘Vivid, lucid and engaging…a very enjoyable book.’ Allan Massie, Daily Telegraph

‘Starkey tours England’s monarchical horizon with gusto.’ Simon Jenkins, Sunday Times


'Starkey has the mind of an historian but the eye of a court painter.'

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