The Resource Henry VIII and the men who made him, Tracy Borman

Henry VIII and the men who made him, Tracy Borman

Label
Henry VIII and the men who made him
Title
Henry VIII and the men who made him
Statement of responsibility
Tracy Borman
Title variation
Henry the 8th and the men who made him
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Presents a portrait of Henry VIII through the lens of his relationships with the men who surrounded him--companions, confidants, servants, ministers, and rivals--and explores how they impacted his life and historic reign
  • "Henry VIII is best known in history for his tempestuous marriages and the fates of his six wives. However, as acclaimed historian Tracy Borman makes clear in her illuminating new chronicle of Henry's life, his reign and reputation were hugely influenced by the men who surrounded and interacted with him as companions and confidants, servants and ministers, and occasionally as rivals--many of whom have been underplayed in previous biographies. These relationships offer a fresh, often surprising perspective on the legendary king, revealing the contradictions in his beliefs, behavior, and character in a nuanced light. They show him capable of fierce but seldom abiding loyalty, of raising men up only to destroy them later. He loved to be attended by boisterous young men, the likes of his intimate friend Charles Brandon, who shared his passion for sport, but could also be diverted by men of intellect, culture, and wit, as his longstanding interplay with Cardinal Wolsey and his reluctant abandonment of Thomas More attest. Eager to escape the shadow of his father, Henry VII, he was often trusting and easily led by male attendants and advisors early in his reign (his coronation was just shy of his 18th birthday in 1509); in time, though, he matured into a profoundly suspicious and paranoid king whose ruthlessness would be ever more apparent, as Thomas Howard, Duke of Norfolk and uncle to two of Henry's wives, discovered to his great discomfort, and as Eustace Chapuys, the ambassador of Charles V of Spain, often reported. Recounting the great Tudor's life and signal moments through the lens of his male relationships, Tracy Borman's new biography reveals Henry's personality in all its multi-faceted, contradictory glory, and sheds fresh light on his reign for anyone fascinated by the Tudor era and its legacy."--Dust jacket
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
PUL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Borman, Tracy
Dewey number
942.05/20922
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DA334.A1
LC item number
B67 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Henry
  • Henry
  • Henry
  • Henry
  • Henry
  • Courts and courtiers
  • Friendship
  • Kings and rulers
  • Politics and government
  • Relations with courts and courtiers
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
Label
Henry VIII and the men who made him, Tracy Borman
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 433-472) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Preface: 'The son was born to a greater destiny' -- Introduction: 'The changeableness of this king' -- 'The king's second born son' -- 'Having no affection or fancy unto him' -- 'Lusty bachelors' -- 'His Majesty's second self' -- 'The servant is not greater than his lord' -- 'Youths of evil counsel' -- 'The most rascally beggar in the world' -- 'The inconstantness of princes' favour' -- 'The man who enjoys most credit with the king' -- 'I shall die today and you tomorrow' -- 'Resisting evil counsellors' -- 'Every man here is for himself' -- 'A goodly prince' -- 'The greatest wretch ever born in England' -- 'He has not been the same man' -- 'My dearest son in Christ' -- 'I have been young, and now am old' -- Epilogue: 'Some special man'
Control code
on1057731221
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First Grove Atlantic edition.
Extent
498 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780802128430
Lccn
2018049543
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
Label
Henry VIII and the men who made him, Tracy Borman
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 433-472) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Preface: 'The son was born to a greater destiny' -- Introduction: 'The changeableness of this king' -- 'The king's second born son' -- 'Having no affection or fancy unto him' -- 'Lusty bachelors' -- 'His Majesty's second self' -- 'The servant is not greater than his lord' -- 'Youths of evil counsel' -- 'The most rascally beggar in the world' -- 'The inconstantness of princes' favour' -- 'The man who enjoys most credit with the king' -- 'I shall die today and you tomorrow' -- 'Resisting evil counsellors' -- 'Every man here is for himself' -- 'A goodly prince' -- 'The greatest wretch ever born in England' -- 'He has not been the same man' -- 'My dearest son in Christ' -- 'I have been young, and now am old' -- Epilogue: 'Some special man'
Control code
on1057731221
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First Grove Atlantic edition.
Extent
498 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780802128430
Lccn
2018049543
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)

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