Young Henry The Rise of Henry VIII (Hardcover)
|Author: Robert Hutchinson|
|Few men have changed history as decisively as King Henry VIII. The "spare heir" Henry enjoyed a rather indulgent childhood, but everything changed when his brother died. This book is a captivating vision of the splendors and tragedies of the royal court.|
From the Publisher:
Set during the same years of Henry VIII's life as The Tudors, this book charts his rise as a magnificent and ruthless monarch
Few men have changed history as decisively as King Henry VIII. Who, though, was the prince that would be king? While Henry's elder brother Arthur, heir-apparent, was scrupulously groomed for the crown, the ?spare heir? Henry enjoyed a rather indulgent childhood. Made Constable of Dover Castle at age two, and Duke of York at three, he was prepared for a comfortable life in a clerical career.
Everything changed for the ten-year-old prince when Arthur died. As King, Henry loved magnificence and merriment, and quickly swept away the musty cobwebs of his father's court. But at thirty-five and lacking an heir, the time for youthful frolic had ended. The executions would begin.
Young Henry provides readers with a captivating vision of the splendors and tragedies of the royal court, presided over by a resplendent yet truculent monarch.