The Last Days of Henry VIII: Conspiracies, Treason, and Heresy at the Court of the Dying Tyrant

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Henry VIII 'has no respect or fear of anyone in this world', wrote the Spanish ambassador to his court. He ruled England with Stalinist ruthlessness, executing (at a conservative estimate) 150,000 people from a population of less than 3 million souls. But after 35 years in power, he was a bloated, hideously obese, black-humoured old man, rarely seen in public. He had striven all his life to ensure the survival of his dynasty by siring legitimate sons, yet his only male heir was eight-year-old Prince Edward. It was increasingly obvious that when Henry died, real power in England would be exercised by a regent. The prospect of that prize spurred the rival court factions into deadly conflict. Robert Hutchinson has spent several years in original archival research. He advances a genuinely new theory of Henry's medical history and the cause of his death; he has unearthed some fabulous eyewitness material and papers from death warrants, ...

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Robert Hutchinson is the bestselling author of The Last Days of Henry VIII, Elizabeth s Spymaster, Thomas Cromwell, House of Treason, Young Henry and The Spanish Armada. He lives in England.

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'A brilliantly readable account of Henry's last years' SUNDAY TIMES

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