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Most fictionalised accounts of Britain’s infamous Henry VIII show the monarch from the perspective of those around him. At times, he was presented as a golden prince. By those he ruled, he was often seen as a larger-than-life tyrant obsessed with power and legacy.
Alison Weir shares what it was like to write the story of England’s most famous king from his own viewpoint. Moving away from the often-portrayed caricature to a more balanced understanding, she charts the journey of a young boy who was never meant to rule, as he becomes the ruthless dictator history loves to hate.
Alison Weir is a bestselling historical novelist of Tudor fiction, and a leading female historian. She has published more than 30 books, including many works of non-fiction, and has sold over three million copies worldwide.
Her novels include the Tudor Rose trilogy and the highly acclaimed Six Tudor Queens series about the wives of Henry VIII, all of which were Sunday Times bestsellers.