The Autobiography of Henry VIII: With Notes by His Fool, Will Somers: A Novel

The Autobiography of Henry VIII: With Notes by His Fool, Will Somers: A Novel by Margaret George 0312194390 9780312194390
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Much has been written about the mighty, egotistical Henry VIII: the man who dismantled the Church because it would not grant him the divorce he wanted; who married six women and beheaded two of them; who executed his friend Thomas ore; who sacked the monasteries; who longed for a son and neglected his daughters, Mary and Elizabeth; who finally grew fat, disease-ridden, dissolute. Now, in her magnificent work of storytelling and imagination Margaret George bring us Henry VIIIs story as he himself might have told it, in memoirs interspersed with irreverent comments from his jester and confident, Will Somers. Brilliantly combining history, wit, dramatic narrative, and an extraordinary grasp of the pleasures and perils of power, this monumental novel shows us Henry the man more vividly than he has ever been seen before.

Author: Margaret George

Language: English

Edition: 1st

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 960

Publisher: St. Martins Griffin

Publication Date: 1998-09-15


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