The Resource Henry VIII, David Loades

Henry VIII, David Loades

Label
Henry VIII
Title
Henry VIII
Statement of responsibility
David Loades
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A major new biography of the most infamous king of England. 'Means to be God, and do as pleases himself' Martin Luther observed. It was a shrewd comment, not merely on the divorce in which the King was then embroiled, but upon his whole career. Henry VIII was self righteous, and convinced that he enjoyed a special relationship with the Almighty, which gave him a unique claim upon the obedience of his subjects. He subdued the church, sidelined the old nobility, and reorganised the government, all in the name of that Good Lordship which was his God-given responsibility. As a youth, he was a magnificent specimen of manhood, and in age a gargantuan wreck, but even in his prime he was never the 'ladies man' of legend and his own imagination. Sexual insecurity undermined him and gave him an irascible edge - fatal to Anne Boleyn and Thomas Cromwell. Several times he took out his frustrations in warfare, but succeeded only in spending vast sums of money. He dominated England during his life, and for many years thereafter, but his personality is as controversial today as it was then. Professor David Loades has spent most of his life investigating the remains, literary, archival and archaeological, of Henry VIII, and this monumental new biography book is the result. His portrait of Henry is distinctive, he was neither a genius nor a tyrant, but a man' like any other', except for the extraordinary circumstances in which he found himself
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
EQO
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Loades, D. M
Dewey number
942.052092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Henry
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
Label
Henry VIII, David Loades
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
448 p., [32] p. of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781848685321
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781848685321
  • (OCoLC)727920863
Label
Henry VIII, David Loades
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
448 p., [32] p. of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781848685321
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781848685321
  • (OCoLC)727920863

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