Viewing history as a grand drama, Froude emphasized great personalities and disdained the scientific approach in his historical writing. This epic, twelve-volume narrative presents a vivid portrait of a tumultuous era. The first volume begins with an overview of the social conditions of England in the sixteenth century, and closes with a chapter on the marriage of Henry VIII to Anne Boleyn, and her coronation in 1533.
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About the Author
James Anthony Froude (1818-1894) was an English historian, biographer, and novelist. His histories, modeled on those of his friend Thomas Carlyle, were fiercely polemical, as was his own The Nemesis of Faith, which questioned the Anglican church. His biography of Carlyle, Life of Carlyle (1882-84), proved intensely controversial in focusing on the great man's flaws as well as his virtues.