Publisher: The Stationary Office
Binding: Soft Cover
Book Condition: As New
Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall
New book, 238 pages. From 1526 to 1529, Henry VIII's control of English affairs forged the most fundamental changes in the history of the country. As a thousand years of unquestioned certainty and dependence on the Catholic Church seemed about to end, Henry became determined not to allow English matters of state to be affected by the shifting balance of power in Europe. In this collection of private letters and state papers, we see how Henry's passion for Anne Boleyn influenced his dealings with the kings of Europe and the pope in Rome, we follow his great campaign to divorce Katherine, his wife of 20 years, and we witness the change in his relationship with Cardinal Wolsely as the chancellor fails to obtain an annulment of the marriage. The letters and papers show Henry to be a fomidable personality: intelligent, informed, witty and passionate.