Hunting the Falcon: Henry VIII, Anne Boleyn and the Marriage That Shook Europe by John Guy and Julia Fox is a well-told account that shies away from debate.
Fool: In Search of Henry VIII’s Closest Man by Peter K. Andersson is the first full length study of William Somer’s life and posthumous mythos.
The Dissolution of the Monasteries is a well-worn tale. Are we getting the whole story?
Five hundred years ago, in a spirit of rivalry and cooperation, two young Renaissance monarchs asserted their power and authority at one of the last great demonstrations of the chivalric age.
The break with Rome set England apart from continental Europe. It was born of personal desires rather than matters of principle.
In his pursuit of Anne Boleyn, Thomas Cromwell was guided by a prophecy foretelling treason.
Henry VIII's coronation was greeted with a sense of hysterical optimism. As Lauren Johnson shows, it would not last.
Was Henry VIII a good-natured buffoon or an egotistical tyrant? Your answer is likely to depend on which cinematic portrayal you have seen most recently.
Derek Wilson explores the Prebendaries Plot against Henry VIII’s reforming archbishop.
Suzannah Lipscomb looks beyond the stereotypes that surround our most infamous monarch to ask: who was Henry VIII and when did it all go wrong?