Stimulating and tumultuous, the court of Henry VIII attracted the finest minds and greatest beauties in Renaissance England. Meticulous in historic ...Show synopsisStimulating and tumultuous, the court of Henry VIII attracted the finest minds and greatest beauties in Renaissance England. Meticulous in historic detail, narrated with high style and grand drama, Weir brilliantly brings to life the king, the court, and the fascinating men and women who vied for its pleasures and rewards.Hide synopsis
Alison Weir has written and excellent book. full of information . There is so much information that I found my head spinning. Well written and good pictures that give the reader some reference as to what people were like in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries. The characters do come alive.
An excellent book. Popularly written but researched in a more than "popular" scholarly fashion with emphasis on primary sources and physical remnants of the era. Readable and full of interesting facts.
My only disappointment: poor quality photography in the chapter dealing with Henry's castles. (He was a very active builder of palaces, some of which were demolished long before the advent of photography, sorry to say.) Very disappointing to those interested in architectural history.
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