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Great Harry

Carolly Erickson

St. Martin's Griffin

St. Martin's Griffin is proud to reissue acclaimed biographer Carolly Erickson's lives of the Tudor monarchs.

In this full-scale popular biography of Henry VIII, Carolly Erickson re-creates the extravagant life and times of one of history's most complex and fascinating men.

Based on voluminous records of the period, the story of Henry's life covers his troubled youth, his triumphant early reign, and his agonizing old age.

Against the lively backdrop of the Tudor world, with all its splendors and squalors, Carolly Erickson gives us an unforgettable and human portrait of Henry VIII.

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Praise for Great Harry

"This historical biography reads like the liveliest fiction. Erickson's portraits of Henry VIII, Catherine of Aragon, Cardinal. Wolsey, Thomas Cromwell, and Anne Boleyn are carefully drawn-and utterly fascinating." --Chicago Tribune

"An admirable biography, graphic, judicious, carefully researched, skillfully constructed, and full of those telling details that are an essential ingredient of the narrator's art." --Christopher Hibbert, The New York Times Book Review

"A book of considerable literary distinction. Erickson's training as a professional historian keeps the main structure of the story firmly tied to the evidence. The result commands belief as well as respect." --John Kenyon, Washington Post Book World
"This historical biography reads like the liveliest fiction. Erickson's portraits of Henry VIII, Catherine of Aragon, Cardinal. Wolsey, Thomas Cromwell, and Anne Boleyn are carefully drawn-and utterly fascinating." --Chicago Tribune

"An admirable biography, graphic, judicious, carefully researched, skillfully constructed, and full of those telling details that are an essential ingredient of the narrator's art." --Christopher Hibbert, The New York Times Book Review

"A book of considerable literary distinction. Erickson's training as a professional historian keeps the main structure of the story firmly tied to the evidence. The result commands belief as well as respect." --John Kenyon, Washington Post Book World

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Carolly Erickson

  • Distinguished historian Carolly Erickson is the author of Rival to the Queen, The Memoirs of Mary Queen of Scots, The First Elizabeth, The Hidden Life of Josephine, The Last Wife of Henry VIII, and many other prize-winning works of fiction and nonfiction. Her novel The Tsarina’s Daughter won the Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice Award for Best Historical Fiction. She lives in Hawaii.
  • Carolly Erickson Photo: Brian Reed
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