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All the King's Cooks : The Tudor Kitchens of King Henry VIII at Hampton Court Palace
by Peter Brears
Hardcover Publisher: Bookpoint; (November )
ISBN: 0285635336
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The Children of Henry VIII
by Alison Weir
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Great Harry
by Carolly Erickson
Paperback: 432 pages
St. Martin's Press; ISBN: 0312168586;

Henry VIII: The King and His Court
by Alison Weir
Contemporary observers described the young king in glowing terms. At over six feet tall, with rich auburn hair, clear skin, and a slender waist, he was, to many, "the handsomest prince ever seen." From this starting point in Henry VIII, the King and His Court, biographer extraordinare Alison Weir reveals a Henry VIII far different from the obese, turkey-leg gnawing, womanizing tyrant who has gone down in history. Henry embodied the Renaissance ideal of a man of many talents--musician, composer, linguist, scholar, sportsman, warrior--indeed, the Dutch humanist Erasmus (not a man inclined to flattery) declared him a "universal genius." In scholarly yet readable style, Weir brings Henry and his court to life in meticulous, but never tedious, detail. Weir describes everything from courtly fashions to political factions and elaborate meals to tournament etiquette. Along the way she offers up charming--if all too brief--glimpses of Henry's court: tiny Princess Mary, still a very young girl, at her betrothal ceremony saying to the proxy, "Are you the Dauphin of France? If you are, I want to kiss you"; Henry weeping with joy as he held his long-awaited son and heir for the first time; Henry showing off his legs to the Venetian ambassador ("Look here! I have also a good calf to my leg"); Henry's courtiers dressing in heavily padded clothes to emulate--and flatter--their increasingly stout monarch. She also reveals some surprises, for example, that Henry and Katherine were still hunting together as late as 1530, even though Henry was desperately trying to have their marriage annulled. Weir also describes surprisingly happier times in their relationship; Henry loved to dress up in costume, and "was especially fond of bursting in upon Queen Katherine and her ladies in the Queen's Chambers.... Henry took a boyish delight in these disguisings and Katherine seemingly never tired of feigning astonishment that it was her husband who had surprised her." Henry's queens receive relatively little attention here (for them, see Weir's excellent Six Wives of Henry VIII), but this book is fascinating and a joy to read. Alison Weir has done it again. --Sunny Delaney -
Hardcover: 608 pages
Ballantine Books (Trd); ISBN: 0345436598; (May 1, )

Henry VIII & His Queens
by David Loades
Paperback: 192 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.52 x 7.83 x 5.03
Publisher: Sutton Publishing; ISBN: 0750925019

Henry VIII
by J. J. Scarisbrick
Paperback: ; Dimensions (in inches): 1.51 x 7.99 x 5.35
Publisher: University of California Press; (April 1968) ISBN: 0520011309

Henry VIII: The Mask of Royalty
by Lacey Baldwin Smith
Paperback: 379 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.98 x 7.02 x 4.19
Publisher: Academy Chicago Pub; (March 1980)
ISBN: 0897330560

Henry VIII: In History, Historiography and Literature
by Uwe Baumann (Editor)

In the Lion's Court: Power, Ambition, and Sudden Death in the Reign of Henry VIII
by Derek A. Wilson
Hardcover: 580 pages
St. Martin's Press; ISBN: 0312286961; 1 Us Ed edition (April )

The Letters of King Henry VIII
by Tim Coates (Editor)

Renaissance Monarchy: The Reigns of Henry VIII, Francis I and Charles V
by Glenn Richardson
Book Description: What determined success or failure in Renaissance monarchy? Why was warfare endemic in Europe in the early sixteenth century and how did the great cultural and artistic changes of the period flourish amid this conflict? How did rival kings relate to each other and what steps did they each take to strengthen their monarchies? In short, how did they govern? Renaissance Monarchy approaches these and related issues in a revealing way, providing the first single-volume comparative history of the most renowned kings of the Renaissance: the Holy Roman Empire Charles V, Francis I of France and Henry VIII of England. Bringing these three kings together, out of the relative isolation in which they are each studied, adds a fresh dimension to our understanding of contemporary ideals of kingship and reveals how these monarchs strove to be regarded as great warriors, effective governors and generous patrons.
Hardcover: 246 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 1.00 x 9.25 x 6.25
Publisher: Edward Arnold; (March )
ISBN: 0340731427

Reading Monarchs' Writing: The Poetry of Henry VIII, Mary Stuart, Elizabeth I, and James VI/I
by Peter C. Herman (Editor)
Hardcover: 330 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 1.25 x 9.50 x 6.50
Publisher: Medieval & Renaissance Texts & Studies; (June 1, )
ISBN: 0866982760

Six Wives of Henry VIII
by Alison Weir
Paperback: 656 pages
Grove Press; ISBN: 0802136834; (April )
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