THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER’Gets under the skin of the man who is so often dismissed as a much-married monster and gives us an altogether more nuanced, compelling and human portrayal’ TRACY BORMANSix wives. One King. You know their stories. Now it’s time to hear his.
The magnificent new Tudor novel from the author of the Sunday Times-bestselling Six Tudor Queens series. —A second son, not born to rule, becomes a man, and a king… In grand royal palaces, Prince Harry grows up dreaming of knights and chivalry – and the golden age of kings that awaits his older brother. But Arthur’s untimely death sees Harry crowned King Henry of England.
As his power and influence extends, so commences a lifelong battle between head and heart, love and duty. Henry rules by divine right, yet his prayers for a son go unanswered.
The great future of the Tudor dynasty depends on an heir. And the crown weighs heavy on a king with all but his one true desire. HENRY VIII. HIS STORY.
Alison Weir’s most ambitious Tudor novel yet reveals the captivating story of a man who was by turns brilliant, romantic, and ruthless: the king who changed England forever.
—PRAISE FOR ALISON WEIR’S TUDOR FICTION’As always, Alison Weir is ahead of the curve – and at the top of her game. Her wide knowledge and unparalleled understanding of the Tudor era fuels a sympathetic, but never sycophantic, portrait of England’s most compelling king’ Sarah Gristwood’History has the best stories and they should all be told like this’ Conn Iggulden’This is royal Tudor life both in broad scope and intimate detail and readers are in for a sumptuous journey’ Elizabeth Chadwick’With Elizabeth of York, Alison Weir gives us her most compelling heroine yet… This is where the story of the Tudors begins and is historical fiction at its absolute best’ Tracy Borman’This series is a serious achievement’ The Times’Weir is excellent on the little details that bring a world to life’ Guardian’Profoundly moving… lingers long after the last page’ Elizabeth Fremantle’Well researched and engrossing’ Good Housekeeping’Vivid characters and a wonderful sense of time and place’ Barbara Erskine’Hugely enjoyable . . . Alison Weir knows her subject and has a knack for the telling and textural detail’ Daily Mail