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Henry VIII: The Heart and the Crown

'this novel makes Henry VIII’s story feel like it has never been told before' (Tracy Borman)

Alison Weir author


Publisher:Headline Publishing Group

Published:18th Jan '24

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The Sunday Times top 10 bestseller

'Alison Weir makes Henry VIII's story feel like it has never been told before... This novel will open your eyes and, at times, break your heart. By the end of it, I felt like I had met Henry for the first time' Tracy Borman

Six wives. One King. You know their stories. Now it's time to hear his.

Prince Harry is born the second son, his brother destined to rule. But Arthur's untimely death sees Harry crowned King Henry of England.

As Henry's power and influence extends, so commences a lifelong battle between head and heart, love and duty. The fate of the Tudor dynasty depends on an heir, but his prayers for a son go unanswered.

And the crown weighs heavy on a king with all but his one true desire...


Alison Weir's most ambitious Tudor novel yet reveals the captivating story of a man who was by turns brilliant, romantic, and ruthless: the king who changed England forever.



'This is where the story of the Tudors begins and is historical fiction at its absolute best' Tracy Borman

'History has the best stories and they should all be told like this' Conn Iggulden

'A serious achievement' The Times

'Weir is excellent on the little details that bring a world to life' Guardian

Alison Weir makes Henry VIII's story feel like it has never been told before . . . she gets under the skin of the man who is so often dismissed as a much-married monster and gives us an altogether more nuanced, compelling and human portrayal -- Tracy Borman
As always, Alison Weir is ahead of the curve - and at the top of her game. Her wide knowledge and unparalleled understanding of the Tudor era fuels a sympathetic, but never sycophantic, portrait of England's most compelling king -- Sarah Gristwood
This is royal Tudor life both in broad scope and intimate detail and readers are in for a sumptuous journey -- Elizabeth Chadwick
What a book! Alison has done a fantastic and impressive job of bringing to life such a notorious historical figure as a multi-faceted, imperfect yet likeable and even, at times, pitiable character . . . Complex, captivating and memorable -- Tracy Rees

ISBN: 9781472278111

Dimensions: 196mm x 128mm x 42mm

Weight: 446g

640 pages