- New York: The Grolier Club, 2009.
- 8.5 x 11 inches
- 236 pages
- ISBN: 9781605830179
Price: $45.00 save 20% $36.00 other currencies
Order Nr. 106674
This catalogue accompanies the exhibitions held at The Grolier Club from March 4 to May 2, 2009 and the Folger Shakespeare Library from September 18 to December 31, 2010. The exhibition showcases Henry VIII and describes his life and reign through books, manuscripts, handwritten letters, and prints. Containing a family tree, the catalogue shows family history starting with Edward III, and includes a chronology of Henry VIII and his family. It charts domestic politics and affairs, international politics, and religious affairs from 1485 through 1547. The catalogue is illustrated with title pages, covers, plates and more. Some items described include Henry's mother's prayer book, engravings of Price Edward, a handbook given to Henry from Anne of Cleves, and a devotional book from Henry's library. In addition, the book explores the importance of figures such as Thomas, Cardinal Wolsey, Catherine of Aragon, John Fisher, and Thomas Cromwell. The catalogue concludes with Henry's final years, verdicts on his reign, an appendix, notes and references, and an index.