The King Is Dead

The King Is Dead

The Last Will and Testament of Henry VIII

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On 28 January 1547, the sickly and obese King Henry VIII died at Whitehall. Just hours before his passing, his last will and testament had been read, stamped, and sealed. The will confirmed the line of succession as Edward, Mary, and Elizabeth; and, following them, the Grey and Suffolk families. It also listed bequests to the king's most trusted councillors and servants.Henry's will is one of the most intriguing and contested documents in British history. Historians have disagreed over its intended meaning, its authenticity and validity, and the circumstances of its creation. As well as examining the background to the drafting of the will and describing Henry's last days, Suzannah Lipscomb offers her own illuminating interpretation of one of the most significant constitutional documents of the Tudor period.Illustrated with portraits of the key figures at Henry's court, The King is Dead is as boldly evocative as it is beautiful--a work of Tudor history to cherish.
Publisher: New York : Pegasus Books, 2016
Edition: First Pegasus Books cloth edition
ISBN: 9781681772547
168177254X
Branch Call Number: 942.052 LIPSCOMB
Characteristics: xvi, 192 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm

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