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The Divorce of Henry VIII free pdf '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").

About Catherine Fletcher

Catherine Fletcher is Associate Professor in History and Heritage at Swansea University. She is a BBC New Generation Thinker, and advised on the TV production of Wolf Hall. She has held fellowships at the British School at Rome and the European University Institute, and has taught at Royal Holloway, Durham and the University of Sheffield. Her first book, The Divorce of Henry VIII: The Untold Story, was published by The Bodley Head in 2012.

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Author : Catherine Fletcher
Publisher : Vintage
Data Published : 07 February 2013
ISBN : 0099554895
EAN : 9780099554899
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 288 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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