The Autobiography of Henry VIII: With Notes by His Fool, Will Somers by Margaret George
Reviewed by Blaga Todorova
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- Title : The Autobiography of Henri VIII: With Notes by His Fool, Will Somers
- Author :Margaret George
- Paperback: 960 pages
- Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin; 1st edition (September 15, 1998)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 9780312194390
- ISBN-13: 978-0312194390
- ASIN: 0312194390
- Book Dimensions: 9.2 x 6.2 x 1.7 inches
About the book - Margaret George tells the story about Henri VIII, the attractive and charismatic man - king of England, who separated the Church of England from the Catholic Church, because he couldn't divorce his first wife and marry the one he loved. A man who was married six times and beheaded two of his wives, thinking mostly of a child born, a son, a heir. The book is memoirs distributed with comments from Henri's confidant, Will Somers. Lovely combination of history facts and drama of the characters lives, pages filled with the scent of pleasures and power.
My view about the book - Henri VIII is my favorite royalty, the period he lived and ruled England is my favorite part of history. Almost every book, note, fact I've read about Henri VIII presents him like a mighty, egotistical man, horrible dictator. I haven't heard about another novel sympathetic to the king before, but Margaret George offered / at least to me/ the pleasure to see my history hero in a better light. The book also covers Henri's entire life and it's filled with facts I absolutely enjoyed reading.
It has been in print for the past 25 years and it continues to be the best book about Henri VIII. I strongly recommend, if you have the opportunity, purchase it.
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