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THE TUDORS (Bestseller eBook Edition): LIFE OF HENRY VIII

(Including History of the Six Wives of Henry VIII: Catherine of Aragon, Anne Boleyn, Jane Seymour, Anne of Cleves, Catherine Howard, Catherine Parr)

Inspiration for Hit TV Series

HISTORY CLASSICS: THE TUDORS PRESS

The Tudors: The Life of Henry VIII
With the Love Letters of Henry VIII to Anne Boleyn

Fully Annotated with Page Numberings Based on New Hardcover Edition

By
A.F. Pollard (Professor of Oxford University)
and
J. O. Halliwell Phillips (Fellow of the Royal Society)

With Love Letters Composed By Henry VIII


TABLE OF CONTENTS

LIFE OF HENRY VIII

  • CHAPTER I.
  • THE EARLY TUDORS
  • CHAPTER II.
  • PRINCE HENRY AND HIS ENVIRONMENT
  • CHAPTER III.
  • THE APPRENTICESHIP OF HENRY VIII.
  • CHAPTER IV.
  • THE THREE RIVALS
  • CHAPTER V.
  • KING AND CARDINAL
  • CHAPTER VI.
  • FROM CALAIS TO ROME
  • CHAPTER VII.
  • THE ORIGIN OF THE DIVORCE
  • CHAPTER VIII.
  • THE POPE'S DILEMMA
  • CHAPTER IX.)
  • THE CARDINAL'S FALL
  • CHAPTER X.
  • THE KING AND HIS PARLIAMENT
  • CHAPTER XI.
  • "DOWN WITH THE CHURCH"
  • CHAPTER XII.
  • "THE PREVAILING OF THE GATES OF HELL"
  • CHAPTER XIII.
  • THE CRISIS
  • CHAPTER XIV.
  • REX ET IMPERATOR
  • CHAPTER XV.
  • THE FINAL STRUGGLE
  • CHAPTER XVI.
  • CONCLUSION
  • INDEX

 

LOVE LETTERS OF HENRY EIGHTH TO ANN BOLEYN

  • LETTER FIRST TO ANN BOLEYN
  • LETTER SECOND TO ANN BOLEYN
  • LETTER THIRD TO ANN BOLEYN
  • LETTER FOURTH TO ANN BOLEYN
  • LETTER FIFTH TO ANN BOLEYN
  • LETTER SIXTH TO ANN BOLEYN
  • LETTER SEVENTH TO ANN BOLEYN
  • LETTER EIGHTH: ANN BOLEYN TO WOLSEY
  • POSTSCRIPT BY HENRY VIII
  • LETTER NINTH TO ANN BOLEYN
  • LETTER TENTH TO ANN BOLEYN
  • LETTER ELEVENTH TO ANN BOLEYN
  • LETTER TWELFTH TO ANN BOLEYN
  • LETTER THIRTEENTH TO ANN BOLEYN
  • LETTER FOURTEENTH TO ANN BOLEYN
  • LETTER FIFTEENTH TO ANN BOLEYN
  • LETTER SIXTEENTH TO ANN BOLEYN
  • LETTER SEVENTEENTH TO ANN BOLEYN
  • LETTER EIGHTEENTH TO ANN BOLEYN
  • NOTES: LOVE LETTERS OF HENRY VIII TO ANNE BOLEYN

 

EXCERPT

"MY MISTRESS & FRIEND,

my heart and I surrender ourselves into your hands, beseeching you to hold us commended to your favour, and that by absence your affection to us may not be lessened: for it were a great pity to increase our pain, of which absence produces enough and more than I could ever have thought could be felt, reminding us of a point in astronomy which is this: the longer the days are, the more distant is the sun, and nevertheless the hotter; so is it with our love, for by absence we are kept a distance from one another, and yet it retains its fervour, at least on my side; I hope the like on yours, assuring you that on my part the pain of absence is already too great for me; and when I think of the increase of that which I am forced to suffer, it would be almost intolerable, but for the firm hope I have of your unchangeable affection for me: and to remind you of this sometimes, and seeing that I cannot be personally present with you, I now send you the nearest thing I can to that, namely, my picture set in a bracelet, with the whole of the device, which you already know, wishing myself in their place, if it should please you.

This is from the hand of your loyal servant and friend,

Henry"

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