By Derek Wilson
Henry VIII replaced the process English existence extra thoroughly than any monarch because the Conquest. within the snap shots of Holbein, Henry Tudor stands out as the most robust figures in renaissance Europe. yet is the portrait only a bluff?
In his new publication Derek Wilson explores the myths in the back of clone of the Tudor Lion. He was once the monarch that introduced the Reformation to England but Luther known as him 'A idiot, a liar and a damnable rotten worm'. As a tender guy he won a name as an highbrow and reasonable prince but he governed the kingdom like a tyrant. He handled his matters as cruelly as he taken care of his other halves.
Based on a wealth of recent fabric and a existence time's wisdom of the topic Derek Wilson exposes a brand new portrait of a far misunderstood King.
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