The life of King Henry VIII is described in this book, which is part of the British History Makers series on famous figures who shaped historical events. Through the use of artwork, documentary evidence, and fact-filled information panels, a rounded picture is given of the turbulent time in which he lived.
The New Cambridge Shakespeare appeals to students worldwide for its up-to-date scholarship and emphasis on performance. The series features line-by-line commentaries and textual notes on the plays and poems. Introductions are regularly refreshed with accounts of new critical, stage and screen interpretations. Edited and introduced by John Margeson, King Henry VIII appears here for the first time in a New Cambridge Shakespeare edition. In his introduction Margeson explores the political and religious background to the play, its pageant-like structure and visual effects, and its varied ironies. He also discusses its stage history, from the famous occasion in 1613 when the Globe theatre burned down during a performance of King Henry VIII to important theatrical productions of the late twentieth century. A balanced account is provided of the authorship controversy that arose in the nineteenth century, when John Fletcher's name was first put forward as a likely collaborator.
The Oxford Shakespeare offers authoritative texts from leading scholars in editions designed to interpret and illuminate the plays for modern readers. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.
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With Illustrations of His Assumption of Church Property, Its Amount and Appropriation, and Some Notices of the State of Popular Education at the Period of the Reformation : Now First Published from the Originals in the Augmentation Office, Treasury of the Exchequer, British Museum, Etc
Author: England and Wales. Sovereign (1509-1547 : Henry VIII),Henry VIII (King of England)
King Henry VIII has been the subject of more books and movies than any other English king or queen. He was a complex and fascinating historical figure, dynamic and often contradictory. Married six times, he defended England against the biggest invasion since the Battle of Hastings in 1066. He was often a tyrant who ordered executions with seemingly little provocation. The author brings to life this complex man, while providing lively descriptions of the armor, battle, customs, and lifestyle of the time. This beautiful book contains illuminated manuscripts and paintings-including several of Hans Holbein's portraits of the king.