A richly-illustrated survey of the evolution of Henry VIII's reputation over 500 years by historians from Tudor times to the present. The formidable and arrogant figure was portrayed by Hans Holbein the Younger. He became the Tudor stud who clocked up no fewer than six wives and who sent the Pope packing, inaugurating the English Reformation.
Keith Dockray was formerly a senior examiner in medieval history and early modern history at the University of Huddersfield. He has written extensively on fifteenth century history and appeared in numerous television documentaries, including the Channel 4 'courtroom' programme The Trial of Richard III.Alan Sutton is a publisher, historian and writer who has enjoyed a history publishing career spanning more than 45 years. He was instrumental in popularising history in highly illustrated books and has been responsible in his career for more than 20,000 individual publications in the UK, USA, France, German and elsewhere.