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The Resource Henry VIII, Lacey Baldwin Smith

Henry VIII, Lacey Baldwin Smith

Label
Henry VIII
Title
Henry VIII
Statement of responsibility
Lacey Baldwin Smith
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The Henry VIII of legend and fiction is a bacchanalian figure of gargantuan proportions. Historical fact is another matter. An insecure man constantly in need of reassurance, a ritualist, a prude unsure of his prowess and easily embarrassed by sex - these are the faces which Smith reveals hidden behind the mask of royalty.
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
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1922-2013
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Smith, Lacey Baldwin
Dewey number
  • 942.052092
  • 942.052092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
DA332
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Henry
  • Biography & non-fiction prose
  • History
  • England
  • 16th century, c 1500 to c 1599
  • Biography: historical, political & military
  • European history
  • European history: Renaissance
  • Europe
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • Biography
Summary expansion
The Henry VIII of popular legend and historical fiction is a bacchanalian figure of gargantuan proportions. Historical fact, however, is another matter. A deeply insecure man constantly in need of reassurance, a ritualist, a prude unsure of his prowess and easily embarrassed by sex - these are the faces which Lacey Baldwin Smith reveals hidden behind the mask of royalty. Opening with Henry on his death bed, a monstrous bloated figure ravaged by pain, disease and suspicion, the story revolves around the crucial last five years of his reign (1552-7). With old-age creeping up on him, and his sixth wife, Catherine Parr at his side, Henry's true personality began to reveal itself. How the once cautious pedant and competent administrator turned into the neurotic and dangerous tyrant is the subject of Lacey Baldwin Smith's biography
Label
Henry VIII, Lacey Baldwin Smith
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes QR code
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
BDZ0019707504
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
269 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781445607771
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white, and colour)
Label
Henry VIII, Lacey Baldwin Smith
Publication
Note
Includes QR code
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
BDZ0019707504
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
269 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781445607771
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white, and colour)

Library Locations

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      Phillimore Walk, London, W8 7RX, GB
      51.5014572 -0.1944621
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