Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Henry VIII: The King and His CourtHenry VIII: The King and His Court by Alison Weir

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Good overview of the man. If you're interested in a specific period or just certain aspects of his life/reign (ex: wives) you might want a more targeted book. I liked that this book was easy to read and not as dry as a lot of non-fiction. He is a heavy subject and an author less considerate of her audience would have made this book more of a slog. I tend to forget that his sons lived beyond their infancy so this was a good reminder of that. I did not realize that so few physical objects survived from his reign. 500 years does not seem so long ago so it's kind of sad in that aspect.

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