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Henry VIII

Audiobook
Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Henry VIII: The Quest for Fame by John Guy, read by John Banks. Henry VIII's reign transformed the physical and spiritual landscape of England. Magnificent, tyrannical, a strong ruler, a 'pillager of the commonwealth', this most notorious of kings remains a figure of extreme contradictions: a devout traditionalist who oversaw a cataclysmic rupture with the church in Rome; a talented, charismatic, imposing figure who nevertheless could not bear to meet people's eyes when he talked to them. In this revealing new account, John Guy explores how Henry himself understood the world and his place in it - from his sheltered and increasingly isolated upbringing and the blazing glory of his accession; to his desperate quest for recognition, fame and an heir, and the terrifying paranoia of his last, agonising, 54-inch-waisted years - and in doing so casts new light on his choice of wives and ministers, his impact on the European stage, and his extraordinary legacy.

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Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd Edition: Unabridged

OverDrive Listen audiobook

  • ISBN: 9780141988191
  • File size: 98647 KB
  • Release date: June 28, 2018
  • Duration: 03:25:30

MP3 audiobook

  • ISBN: 9780141988191
  • File size: 98658 KB
  • Release date: June 28, 2018
  • Duration: 03:27:31
  • Number of parts: 3

Formats

OverDrive Listen audiobook
MP3 audiobook

Languages

English

Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Henry VIII: The Quest for Fame by John Guy, read by John Banks. Henry VIII's reign transformed the physical and spiritual landscape of England. Magnificent, tyrannical, a strong ruler, a 'pillager of the commonwealth', this most notorious of kings remains a figure of extreme contradictions: a devout traditionalist who oversaw a cataclysmic rupture with the church in Rome; a talented, charismatic, imposing figure who nevertheless could not bear to meet people's eyes when he talked to them. In this revealing new account, John Guy explores how Henry himself understood the world and his place in it - from his sheltered and increasingly isolated upbringing and the blazing glory of his accession; to his desperate quest for recognition, fame and an heir, and the terrifying paranoia of his last, agonising, 54-inch-waisted years - and in doing so casts new light on his choice of wives and ministers, his impact on the European stage, and his extraordinary legacy.

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  • Details

    Publisher:
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Edition:
    Unabridged

    OverDrive Listen audiobook
    ISBN: 9780141988191
    File size: 98647 KB
    Release date: June 28, 2018
    Duration: 03:25:30

    MP3 audiobook
    ISBN: 9780141988191
    File size: 98658 KB
    Release date: June 28, 2018
    Duration: 03:27:31
    Number of parts: 3

  • Creators
  • Formats
    OverDrive Listen audiobook
    MP3 audiobook
  • Languages
    English