The Autobiography of Henry VIII: With Notes By His Fool, Will Somers

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Much has been written about the mighty, egotistical Henry VIII: the man who dismantled the Church because it would not grant him the divorce he wanted; who married six women and beheaded two of them; who executed his friend Thomas ore; who sacked the monasteries; who longed for a son and neglected his daughters, Mary and Elizabeth; who finally grew fat, disease-ridden, dissolute. Now, in her magnificent work of storytelling and imagination Margaret George bring us Henry VIII's story as he himself might have told it, in memoirs interspersed with irreverent comments from his jester and confident, Will Somers. Brilliantly combining history, wit, dramatic narrative, and an extraordinary grasp of the pleasures and perils of power, this monumental novel shows us Henry the man more vividly than he has ever been seen before.

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Praise for The Autobiography of Henry VIII:

"A remarkable achievement.... Magnificently researched and admirably written." --Mary Stewart

"Her novel is a...banquet feast for most readers...astonishing. This is a stylistic tour de force in which the author captures the essence of sixteenth-century English speech and prose without becoming stilted in either.... There's rousing drama, robust atmosphere and consistently solid characterization; and finally Margaret George's triumph is anchored in the urgent rhythm her writing attains." --Fort Worth Star Telegram

"It doth brim with lust, violence, cruelty and lively conversation.... Margaret George has found a new and fresh way to tell a story." --Detroit Free Press

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An extraordinary novel that brings into vivid focus the larger-than-life King Henry VIII, monarch of prodigious appetites for wine, women, and song. This is a readable, entertaining, tour de force that captures the essence of the Sixteenth Century, in all its drama and atmosphere. A can't-miss for readers who delight in wonderful historical fiction perfectly rendered.
"It doth brim with lust, violence, cruelty and lively conversation...Margaret George has found a new and fresh way to tell the story."
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