The Divorce of Henry VIII

The Divorce of Henry VIII The Untold Story

eBook (07 Feb 2013) | English

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Synopsis

'An eye-opening book, an intricate and fascinating story' Hilary Mantel

1527. Henry, desperate to marry Anne Boleyn and ensure the Tudor line asks Pope Clement VII to grant him a divorce. Enter Gregorio Casali, an Italian diplomat hired to represent Henry's interests in the Vatican. Through six years of persuasion, threats and bribery Casali lives by his wits, playing off one powerful patron against another, negotiating with ambassadors from Spain, France and beyond, each crowding the Vatican to press their interests in the Tudor break up. Before it is done, Henry will decide to divorce not just Catherine, but the Church itself. Set against the backdrop of war-torn Renaissance Italy, The Divorce of Henry VIII combines a gripping family saga with a highly charged political battle between the Tudors and the Vatican to reveal the extraordinary true story behind history's most infamous divorce.

(Originally published with the title Our Man in Rome)

Book information

ISBN: 9781448156221
Publisher: Random House
Imprint: Vintage Digital
Pub date:
DEWEY: 942.052
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 256
Weight: -1g