The King Is Dead (Hardcover)

The Last Will and Testament of Henry VIII

By Suzannah Lipscomb

Pegasus Books, 9781681772547, 208pp.

Publication Date: December 20, 2016

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (1/9/2018)

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Henry's will is one of the most intriguing and contested documents in British history. Historians have disagreed over its intended meaning, its authenticity and validity, and the circumstances of its creation. As well as examining the background to the drafting of the will and describing Henry's last days, Suzannah Lipscomb offers her own illuminating interpretation of one of the most significant constitutional documents of the Tudor period.

Illustrated with portraits of the key figures at Henry's court, The King is Dead is as boldly evocative as it is beautiful--a work of Tudor history to cherish.