The King's Pleasure
by Alison Weir
- Historical Fiction
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Due to the future release date, a bundle which includes this title will not ship until May 30, 2023.
The story of the private man
Having completed her Six Tudor Queens series of novels on the wives of Henry VIII, Alison Weir gives Henry himself a voice, telling the story of his remarkable 36-year reign and his six marriages.
Henry began his rule as a chivalrous Renaissance prince who embodied every virtue. He had all the qualities to make a triumph of his kingship, yet we remember only the violence. Henry famously broke with the Pope, founding the Church of England and launching a religious revolution that divided his kingdom. He beheaded two of his wives and cast aside two others. He died a suspicious, obese, disease-riddled tyrant, old before his time. His reign is remembered as one of dangerous intrigue and bloodshed--and yet the truth is far more complex.
“Superbly readable and engaging . . . I doubt we will ever tire of the Tudors, not while we have novelists like [Alison] Weir to bring them to life.”—Historical Novel Society
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|Release Date:||May 30, 2023|