The Divorce of Henry VIII: The Untold Story from Inside the Vatican (Hardcover)

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    In 1533 the English monarch Henry VIII decided to divorce his wife of twenty years Catherine of Aragon in pursuit of a male heir to ensure the Tudor line. He was also head over heels in love with his wife’s lady in waiting Anne Boleyn, t...

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    Catherine Fletcher holds a PhD in history from the University of London. She is the recipient of many awards and fellowships at the British School at Rome and the European University Institute in Florence. She teaches history at the University of Durham. This is her first book.
    In 1533 the English monarch Henry VIII decided to divorce his wife of twenty years Catherine of Aragon in pursuit of a male heir to ensure the Tudor line. He was also head over heels in love with his wife’s lady in waiting Anne Boleyn, the future mother of Elizabeth I. But getting his freedom involved a terrific web of intrigue through the enshrined halls of the Vatican that resulted in a religious schism and the formation of the Church of England. Henry’s man in Rome was a wily Italian diplomat named Gregorio Casali who drew no limits on skullduggery including kidnapping, bribery and theft to make his king a free man. In this absorbing narrative, winner of the Rome Fellowship prize and University of Durham historian Catherine Fletcher draws on hundreds of previously-unknown Italian archive documents to tell the colorful tale from the inside story inside the Vatican.

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    ISBN 9780230341517
    Genre HISTORY / Europe / Great Britain
    Format Hardcover
    Pages 266
    Publisher Date 2012-06-19 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
    Copyright Year 2012
    Height 9.75 in
    Wdth 6.5 in
    Thickness 1.25 in
    Unit weight 1.0 lb
    Language English
    Subtitle The Untold Story from Inside the Vatican
    Audience General/trade
    Authors Fletcher, Catherine

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