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 […]

The Other Tudors by Philippa Jones

| July 15, 2009

“The Other Tudors: Henry VIII’s Mistresses and Bastards” by Philippa Jones, and published by New Holland Publishers, is a fascinating read, particularly as I have recently read Kelly Hart’s book on the same topic. This book, however, takes things much further and really delves into Henry’s love life and also puts forward the theory that […]

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 […]

The Mistresses of Henry VIII by Kelly Hart

| June 19, 2009

“The Tudors”, Philippa Gregory and people like me have all been accused of “feminising” the reign of Henry VIII and putting too much emphasis on his six wives and the roles that they played in his reign, but how can we really explore Henry VIII and what drove him without looking at his wives? However, […]