King Henry VIII

Who Was… King Henry VIII: The Exploding King

King Henry

How did the handsome 17-year-old prince become the king who went down in history for dispatching numerous wives (including beheading two of them), splitting the church and turning most of his friends into enemies? Emma Craigie stuffs this jokily titled short book full of information about the charismatic Henry VIII and the excesses of his reign, bringing the past vividly to life through sharply observed thumbnail sketches of the main players.