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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 More; 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 VIII's 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.


The Autobiography of Henry VIII
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4.9 / 5
January 22nd, 2014
Absolutely amazed with this brilliant book! Margaret George always succeed to make us believe like if it is the main character that it is indeed writing and in this book that same feeling will not disappoint. Writing in both Henry VIII point of view and one of his major friends it is a well written and describing historic novel. One can almost scent the smells and feel the joys. The environment set in all the book makes a breathtaking one with the will of reading non stop. So worthy!
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