Reign of Henry VIII: Politics, Policy, and Piety (Problems in Focus Series)

Reign of Henry VIII: Politics, Policy, and Piety (Problems in Focus Series)

by Diarmaid MacCulloch
     
 

ISBN-10: 0312129009

ISBN-13: 9780312129002

Pub. Date: 10/28/1995

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

For nearly thirty-eight years, Henry VIII ruled the Kingdom of England, and the three children of his six marriages would between them reign for aa further half-century and more. His reign has never ceased to provoke argument, not least because of one of the great titles which he seized for himself: Supreme Head of the Church in England. This claim was to have

Overview

For nearly thirty-eight years, Henry VIII ruled the Kingdom of England, and the three children of his six marriages would between them reign for aa further half-century and more. His reign has never ceased to provoke argument, not least because of one of the great titles which he seized for himself: Supreme Head of the Church in England. This claim was to have consequences which are still unravelling today; at the time it led to many deaths and much bitterness. Was Henry as selfish, cruel monster, or a farsighted architect of his country's future greatness? How were his changes in church and state understood and received by his subjects?
Tese are some of the issues discussed by the essayists in the collection.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312129002
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
10/28/1995
Series:
Problems in Focus Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.72(d)

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