Much has been written about the mighty, egotistical Henry
VIII: the man who dismantled the Church because it would not grant
him the divorce he wanted; who married six women and beheaded two
of them; who executed his friend Thomas More; who sacked the
monasteries; who longed for a son and neglected his daughters, Mary
and Elizabeth; who finally grew fat, disease-ridden, dissolute.
Now, in her magnificent work of storytelling and imagination
Margaret George bring us Henry VIII''s story as he himself might
have told it, in memoirs interspersed with irreverent comments from
his jester and confident, Will Somers. Brilliantly combining
history, wit, dramatic narrative, and an extraordinary grasp of the
pleasures and perils of power, this monumental novel shows us Henry
the man more vividly than he has ever been seen before.