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VIII (2011)

by H. M. Castor

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Forget the Henry VIII that you know, king and tyrant this is Henry VIII the spoiled brat. ( )
  KarenDuff | Jun 1, 2016 |
This was a very interesting look at Henry VIII and his progression from expendable second son to tyrannical monarch. The first person approach made the events more compelling. The historical details were impeccably true and the details that were taken as artistic license were obviously just that. It was also unusual to see a YA book span the first person character's entire life, but this made the concept of Henry as the same person living through those various stages of an incredible life. ( )
  Jen.ODriscoll.Lemon | Jan 23, 2016 |
This was a very interesting look at Henry VIII and his progression from expendable second son to tyrannical monarch. The first person approach made the events more compelling. The historical details were impeccably true and the details that were taken as artistic license were obviously just that. It was also unusual to see a YA book span the first person character's entire life, but this made the concept of Henry as the same person living through those various stages of an incredible life. ( )
  Jen.ODriscoll.Lemon | Jan 23, 2016 |
I liked that this book was written from Henry's view and that it was a [historical fiction] biography about him specifically, not all of the wives. The wives are pretty much just passing fancies in the book, as they were in his life.
Also, if someone reads the Q & A with the author in the back of the book, the research that went into this can really be appreciated. ( )
  TheCelticSelkie | Jun 14, 2014 |
Hal, a young man of extraordinary talents, skill on the battlefield, sharp intelligence, and virtue, believes he is destined for greatness but, haunted by his family's violent past, he embarks on a journey that leads to absolute power and brings him face to face with his demons as he grows to become Henry VIII. ( )
  ShellyPYA | Mar 3, 2014 |
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Hal, a young man of extraordinary talents, skill on the battlefield, sharp intelligence, and virtue, believes he is destined for greatness but, haunted by his family's violent past, he embarks on a journey that leads to absolute power and brings him face to face with his demons as he grows to become Henry VIII.… (more)

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