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: The Henry VIII of popular legend and
: historical fiction is a bacchanalian figure
: of gargantuan proportions.
: Historical fact, however, is another matter.
: A deeply insecure man constantly in need of
: reassurance, a ritualist, a prude unsure of
: his prowess and easily embarrassed by sex -
: these are the faces which Lacey Baldwin
: Smith reveals hidden behind the mask of
: Opening with Henry on his death bed, a
: monstrous bloated figure ravaged by pain,
: disease and suspicion, the story revolves
: around the crucial last five years of his
: reign (1552-7).
: With old-age creeping up on him, and his
: sixth wife, Catherine Parr at his side,
: Henry's true personality began to reveal
: How the once cautious pedant and competent
: administrator turned into the neurotic and
: dangerous tyrant is the subject of Lacey
: Baldwin Smith's biography.
: Hardcover: 304 pages
: Publisher: Amberley Publishing (14 Nov 2012)
: Language: English
: ISBN-10: 1445607778
: ISBN-13: 978-1445607771