Henry VIII: The Evolution of a Reputation

Author(s): Keith Dockray and Alan Sutton

ISBN: 9781781555330
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A richly-illustrated survey of the evolution of Henry VIII’s reputation over half a millennium.

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No English king is more famous—or infamous! than Henry VIII, popularly celebrated as the formidable and arrogant figure portrayed by Hans Holbein the Younger, the early Tudor stud who clocked up no fewer than six wives and the proto-nationalist/imperialist ruler who sent the pope packing and inaugurated the English Reformation.

As befits such a colossus, masses has been written about the king, not only by contemporary and near-contemporary commentators, even William Shakespeare, but also professional and amateur historians ever since. Hence this richly illustrated survey of the evolution of Henry VIII’s reputation over half a millennium.

BOOK ISBN 9781781555330
FORMAT 235 x 165 mm
BINDING Paperback
PAGES 96 pages
PUBLICATION DATE 15 February 2016
ILLUSTRATIONS 110 colour illustrations



Keith Dockray was formerly a senior examiner in medieval history and early modern history at the University of Huddersfield.

Peter Hammond is a medieval historian and leading authority on the reign of Richard III. For thirty years, he was the research officer of the Richard III Society and is currently a vice president of the society. He is probably best known for his books The Battles of Barnet and Tewkesbury and Food and Feast in Medieval England. With Dr Anne Sutton, he wrote The Coronation of Richard III: The Extant Documents and Richard III: The Road to Bosworth Field. As an editor, he has compiled a new edition of Historic Doubts on the Life of Richard the Third by Horace Walpole. He has also written and contributed to many other books and magazines on medieval and local history.

Alan John Sutton (born August 1949) is an English publisher who founded Tempus Publishing, Alan Sutton Publishing, Amberley Publishing, and Fonthill Media. Sutton was educated at Dursley Grammar School.