Henry VIII in 100 Objects

Henry VII in 100 Objects written by Paul Kendall and published by Frontline Books – £30.00 – Hardback – Pages 339.

This book looks at 100 objects connected with Henry VIII, one of the most well-known monarchs during his eventful life and six wives. Henry VIII’s life consisted of leaving the Rome and the commencement of the Church of England, known as the father of the Royal Navy, he was responsible for the making of the Mary Rose, possible war with both France and Spain, building a number of castles and fort throughout England and Wales. This is all before we even start talking about his marriages to six women, Catherine of Aragon, Anne Boleyn, Jane Seymour, Anne of Cleves, Catherine Howard and Catherine Parr.

A large and glossy type book full of excellent and pristine photographs of many items and places that shaped the life of one of England’s most fascinating kings. What makes the book great is that you have 100 objects, from former homes, items of war, execution sites, portraits, clothing, jewellery etc but it’s the added story and information surrounding information that help tell the story of Henry VIII and all the people in his life. I’ve read a few of these books from this series, U-Boats at War, Home Front in WW2, the First Blitz & the Third Reich they are all high quality books with excellent objects/photographs. They are like the ideal ‘coffee table’ books, and with that you have them written by top class author who really know their field. A highly recommended book and if you thought you knew everything about Henry VIII, you haven’t read this book.

Ben Davidson

Hello, I have been studying all aspects of history for about 25 years. I have a BA History from the University of Bedfordshire. My historical areas of interest are anything really, but I specialise in 19th - 20th century Britain, America and Ireland. I am also strongly aligned with most military history, really enjoying WW2 and the US Civil War. Chuck in the king or queen and Bob's your uncle.

2 thoughts on “Henry VIII in 100 Objects

  • 1 December 2020 at 1:57 PM

    Just been reading “Henry VIII in 100 objects” by Paul Kendall, and wanted to say what an interesting book, beautifully illustrated with a great many photographs on this one of our most famous and infamous monarchs. I have read many books on Henry VIII but the author has managed to throw a new light on him with this unique way of portraying him. 5stars!

    • 2 December 2020 at 12:17 AM

      I’m glad you enjoyed it too, have you read any of the other ‘in 100 objects’ books?


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