Jane Seymour: Henry VIII’s Favourite Wife by David Loades

| June 5, 2013

David Loades is an excellent historian and I thoroughly enjoyed his books on Henry VIII, Henry’s six wives and Mary I but I was disappointed by this biography. I came away feeling that I had not found out any more about Jane than I already knew from reading Elizabeth Norton’s biography and the various books […]

Mary Tudor by David Loades

| November 17, 2011

Twenty years after the publication of his first book on Mary I, “Mary Tudor: A Life”, David Loades has released a brand new biography of Mary. In the preface of this new book, Loades writes of how he has not changed his mind about her but that he has “rethought aspects of her life and […]

Henry VIII by David Loades

| June 1, 2011

David Loades is one of my favourite historians and authors because I feel that I can always trust what he says because it is based on solid historical evidence. One of my favourite books, which has its home on my desk, is David Loades’s “The Six Wives of Henry VIII”, so when I heard that […]

The Six Wives of Henry VIII By David Loades

| October 26, 2009

This new book on Henry VIII and his six wives was published by Amberley Publishing to coincide with the 500th anniversary of Henry VIII’s accesion to the throne and tells the story of Henry VIII from 1504, when he was a Renaissance Prince and second in line to the throne, right through to his death […]

King Henry VIII: King & Court by David Loades

| June 28, 2009

This beautifully illustrated Pitkin Guide, “King Henry VIII: King & Court” by renowned Tudor historian David Loades, is a concise guide to this infamous monarch of the Tudor era. It’s only around twenty pages long but is packed with fantastic information about Henry VIII and wonderful images – portraits, paintings, miniatures, stained glass windows, photos […]