A Brief History of Henry VIII: King, Reformer and Tyrant by Derek Wilson

By Derek Wilson

Henry VIII replaced the process English lifestyles extra thoroughly than any monarch because the Conquest. within the pictures of Holbein, Henry Tudor sticks out as the most robust figures in renaissance Europe. yet is the portrait only a bluff?

In his new publication Derek Wilson explores the myths at the back of a dead ringer for the Tudor Lion. He used to be the monarch that added the Reformation to England but Luther referred to as him 'A idiot, a liar and a damnable rotten worm'. As a tender guy he won a name as an highbrow and reasonable prince but he governed the state like a tyrant. He taken care of his matters as cruelly as he handled his other halves.

Based on a wealth of recent fabric and a existence time's wisdom of the topic Derek Wilson exposes a brand new portrait of a miles misunderstood King.

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A Brief History of Henry VIII: King, Reformer and Tyrant

Henry VIII replaced the process English lifestyles extra thoroughly than any monarch because the Conquest. within the pix of Holbein, Henry Tudor sticks out as some of the most strong figures in renaissance Europe. yet is the portrait only a bluff?

In his new booklet Derek Wilson explores the myths in the back of similar to the Tudor Lion. He was once the monarch that brought the Reformation to England but Luther referred to as him 'A idiot, a liar and a damnable rotten worm'. As a tender guy he received a name as an highbrow and reasonable prince but he governed the state like a tyrant. He taken care of his topics as cruelly as he handled his better halves.

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6] blank; [7]-223 text; [224] blank Paper: wove paper Running title: ‘HARRY POTTER’ (24mm) on verso, recto title comprises chapter title, pp. 8-223 Binding: pictorial boards. A1(b) Ted Smart/‘The Book People’ edition (1998) 9 On spine: ‘[colour illustration of head of a wizard on white panel, 18 by 18mm] HARRY POTTER [in white on crimson panel, 18 by 47mm] and the Philosopher’s Stone [in light yellow] J. K. ROWLING [in dark yellow, both title conclusion and author on blue panel, 18 by 102mm] [publisher’s device of a rule, 26mm | ‘TED SMART’ | rule, 26mm, all within single ruled border, 5 by 27mm] [in black on yellow panel, 18 by 38mm]’ (reading lengthways down spine).

8-223 Binding: pictorial wrappers. On spine: ‘[colour illustration of head of a wizard on white panel, 13 by 14mm] HARRY POTTER [in white on crimson panel, 13 by 47mm] and the Philosopher’s Stone [in light yellow] J. K. ROWLING [in dark yellow, both title conclusion and author on blue panel, 13 by 102mm] BLOOMSBURY [publisher’s device of the head of a dog, 3 by 4mm] [both in black on dark yellow panel, 13 by 32mm] (reading lengthways down spine). On upper wrapper: ‘HARRY | POTTER | and the Philosopher’s Stone [lines 1 and 2 in dark yellow, line 3 in white, all on crimson panel, 61 by A1(aa) First English edition (1997) 7 128mm] | [light blue rule, 128mm intersected by orange panel with ‘J.

End-papers: red wove paper. Dust-jacket: none Publication: 27 September 1999 in an edition of 4869 copies (confirmed by Bloomsbury) Price: £18 Contents: Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (‘Mr and Mrs Dursley, of number four, Privet Drive, were proud to say…’) Notes: Interviewed in September 2013, Nigel Newton recalled that this edition was specifically created for the gift market. He explained, ‘… if you think of any of the great children’s classics, there would tend to be a really nice edition.

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