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Harry of England : the history of eight kings

Cole, T. A. (Teresa A.)2022
A fascinating multiple biography of eight English kings united by a name, including Henry VIII and his successors as King Harry. Eight kings of England have borne the name Henry, but only two of them were born as heirs to the throne: Two seized the crown by force of arms, one by craft and opportunistic speed, and one by skilful diplomacy and an early flowering of that great British virtue, compromise. Among their number are saints and monsters, the best known and the least known of English kings. One was a storybook hero, leading an army to triumph against overwhelming odds. Another sat out a battle, singing to himself and playing with his fingers while the arrows flew past. Half of them have been accused of blatant murder, though in general the actual killings were carried out by others. Between them, these English monarchs represent every possible shade of kingship, and each in his own time was Harry of England.
Stroud : Amberley Publishing, 2022.©2022
287 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (colour), maps, genealogical tables ; 25 cm.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
9781445698649 (hbk)9781445698649
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LocationCollectionCall numberStatus/Desc
Brighton LibraryAdult Non Fiction - History941 COLOnloan - Due: 11 Jul 2024
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