THE TUDORS (Bestseller Nook Edition): LIFE OF HENRY VIII (Including History of the Six Wives of Henry VIII: Catherine of Aragon, Anne Boleyn, Jane Seymour, Anne of Cleves, Catherine Howard, Catherine Parr) Inspiration for Hit TV Series [NOOKBook] HISTORY [NOOK Book]

THE TUDORS (Bestseller Nook Edition): LIFE OF HENRY VIII (Including History of the Six Wives of Henry VIII: Catherine of Aragon, Anne Boleyn, Jane Seymour, Anne of Cleves, Catherine Howard, Catherine Parr) Inspiration for Hit TV Series [NOOKBook] HISTORY

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THE TUDORS (Bestseller Nook Edition): LIFE OF HENRY VIII

(Including History of the Six Wives of Henry VIII: Catherine of Aragon, Anne Boleyn, Jane Seymour, Anne of Cleves, Catherine Howard, Catherine Parr)

Inspiration for Hit TV Series
[NOOKBook]

HISTORY

The Tudors: The Life of Henry VIII
With the Love Letters of Henry VIII to Anne Boleyn

Fully Annotated with Page Numberings Based on New Hardcover Edition

By
A.F. Pollard (Professor of Oxford University)
and
J. O. Halliwell Phillips (Fellow of the Royal Society)

Love Letters Composed By Henry VIII


TABLE OF CONTENTS

CHAPTER I.
THE EARLY TUDORS
CHAPTER II.
PRINCE HENRY AND HIS ENVIRONMENT
CHAPTER III.
THE APPRENTICESHIP OF HENRY VIII.
CHAPTER IV.
THE THREE RIVALS
CHAPTER V.
KING AND CARDINAL
CHAPTER VI.
FROM CALAIS TO ROME
CHAPTER VII.
THE ORIGIN OF THE DIVORCE
CHAPTER VIII.
THE POPE'S DILEMMA
CHAPTER IX.)
THE CARDINAL'S FALL
CHAPTER X.
THE KING AND HIS PARLIAMENT
CHAPTER XI.
"DOWN WITH THE CHURCH"
CHAPTER XII.
"THE PREVAILING OF THE GATES OF HELL"
CHAPTER XIII.
THE CRISIS
CHAPTER XIV.
REX ET IMPERATOR
CHAPTER XV.
THE FINAL STRUGGLE
CHAPTER XVI.
CONCLUSION
INDEX

LOVE LETTERS OF HENRY EIGHTH TO ANN BOLEYN
LETTER FIRST TO ANN BOLEYN
LETTER SECOND TO ANN BOLEYN
LETTER THIRD TO ANN BOLEYN
LETTER FOURTH TO ANN BOLEYN
LETTER FIFTH TO ANN BOLEYN
LETTER SIXTH TO ANN BOLEYN
LETTER SEVENTH TO ANN BOLEYN
LETTER EIGHTH: ANN BOLEYN TO WOLSEY
POSTSCRIPT BY HENRY VIII
LETTER NINTH TO ANN BOLEYN
LETTER TENTH TO ANN BOLEYN
LETTER ELEVENTH TO ANN BOLEYN
LETTER TWELFTH TO ANN BOLEYN
LETTER THIRTEENTH TO ANN BOLEYN
LETTER FOURTEENTH TO ANN BOLEYN
LETTER FIFTEENTH TO ANN BOLEYN
LETTER SIXTEENTH TO ANN BOLEYN
LETTER SEVENTEENTH TO ANN BOLEYN
LETTER EIGHTEENTH TO ANN BOLEYN
NOTES: LOVE LETTERS OF HENRY VIII TO ANNE BOLEYN


EXCERPT

"MY MISTRESS & FRIEND,

my heart and I surrender ourselves into your hands, beseeching you to hold us commended to your favour, and that by absence your affection to us may not be lessened: for it were a great pity to increase our pain, of which absence produces enough and more than I could ever have thought could be felt, reminding us of a point in astronomy which is this: the longer the days are, the more distant is the sun, and nevertheless the hotter; so is it with our love, for by absence we are kept a distance from one another, and yet it retains its fervour, at least on my side; I hope the like on yours, assuring you that on my part the pain of absence is already too great for me; and when I think of the increase of that which I am forced to suffer, it would be almost intolerable, but for the firm hope I have of your unchangeable affection for me: and to remind you of this sometimes, and seeing that I cannot be personally present with you, I now send you the nearest thing I can to that, namely, my picture set in a bracelet, with the whole of the device, which you already know, wishing myself in their place, if it should please you.

This is from the hand of your loyal servant and friend,

Henry"
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Henry VIII (28 June 1491 – 28 January 1547) was King of England from 21 April 1509 until his death. He was Lord, and later King of Ireland and claimant to the Kingdom of France. Henry was the second monarch of the House of Tudor, succeeding his father, Henry VII.

Besides his six marriages, Henry VIII is known for his role in the separation of the Church of England from the Roman Catholic Church. Henry's struggles with Rome led to the separation of the Church of England from papal authority, the Dissolution of the Monasteries, and establishing himself as the Supreme Head of the Church of England. Yet he remained a believer in core Catholic theological teachings, even after his excommunication from the Catholic Church. Henry oversaw the legal union of England and Wales with the Laws in Wales Acts 1535–42.
Henry was an attractive and charismatic man in his prime, educated and accomplished. He was an author and a composer. He ruled with absolute power. His desire to provide England with a male heir—which stemmed partly from personal vanity and partly because he believed a daughter would be unable to consolidate the Tudor Dynasty and the fragile peace that existed following the Wars of the Roses[citation needed]—led to the two things that Henry is remembered for: his wives, and the English Reformation that made England a mostly Protestant nation. In later life he became morbidly obese and his health suffered; his public image is frequently depicted as one of a lustful, egotistical, harsh, and insecure king.
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  • Posted December 14, 2011

    Excellent history of Henry VIII

    For the student of English history, this is a must read. It focuses not on the many wives of Henry VIII, but on the turmoil and radical change that occurred in England involving the Catholic Church and the Church of England. A true understanding of the formation of the Church of England and the wish of so many to separate church and state, the creation of the predecessor to Parliament, and the law of succession are just a few of the intriguing topics covered in a well written documentary.

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    Posted June 5, 2012

    Fascinating look into one of the most controversial English mona

    Fascinating look into one of the most controversial English monarchs and families ... the Tudors.

    7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 13, 2013

    Great book to read, you must buy it!

    For anyone who are fans of the hit TV series, The Tudors, this is a must read! I love Tudor History!

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    Posted August 11, 2013

    The Tudors Life of Henry VIII

    This is strictly a book for history buffs. Most people know that Henry VIII had six wives and that Elizabeth I was his daughter, but few understand his role in breaking with Rome and his stabilization of England. Interesting read, but would have liked translation where non-English was used, either describing something or when repeating some ones words.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted December 12, 2012

    Brilliant

    Brilliant

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    Bad book

    Worst book I have ever read . Or tried to read because I could not get even close to finishing it.

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