Henry viii

Author: Albert Pollard

Publisher: Ozymandias Press

ISBN: 1531279384

Category: History

Page: 539

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It is perhaps a matter rather for regret than for surprise that so few attempts have been made to describe, as a whole, the life and character of Henry VIII. No ruler has left a deeper impress on the history of his country, or done work which has been the subject of more keen and lasting contention. Courts of law are still debating the intention of statutes, the tenor of which he dictated; and the moral, political, and religious, are as much in dispute as the legal, results of his reign. He is still the Great Erastian, the protagonist of laity against clergy. His policy is inextricably interwoven with the high and eternal dilemma of Church and State; and it is well-nigh impossible for one who feels keenly on these questions to treat the reign of Henry VIII. in a reasonably judicial spirit. No period illustrates more vividly the contradiction between morals and politics. In our desire to reprobate the immorality of Henry's methods, we are led to deny their success; or, in our appreciation of the greatness of the ends he achieved, we seek to excuse the means he took to achieve them. As with his policy, so with his character. There was nothing commonplace about him; his good and his bad qualities alike were exceptional. It is easy, by suppressing the one or the other, to paint him a hero or a villain. He lends himself readily to polemic; but to depict his character in all its varied aspects, extenuating nothing nor setting down aught in malice, is a task of no little difficulty...

Henry the Eighth

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King Henry VIII

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139835130

Category: Literary Collections

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Henry VIII was one of Shakespeare's most popular plays in the eighteenth and nineteeenth centuries when great actors took the roles of Queen Katherine and Cardinal Wolsey, and elaborate pageantry was much extended. It has not been staged so frequently in the twentieth century, but a number of important recent productions have revealed the theatrical potential of a more complete text. Professor Margeson considers and illustrates the stage history of the play, and gives a balanced account of the authorship controversy from the mid-nineteenth century, when John Fletcher's name was first put forward as a collaborator, to recent scholarship, which has not yet reached a consensus. The Introduction considers the political and religious background of the play, its pageant-like structure and visual effects, and its varied ironies. The commentary is detailed but concise, explaining difficult passages and contemporary references, and suggesting how the play might have been staged in an Elizabethan theatre, or might still be staged for a modern audience.

Henry Is Twenty

Author: Samuel Merwin

Publisher: Good Press


Category: Fiction

Page: 223

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"Henry Is Twenty" by Samuel Merwin. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Henry Darwin Rogers, 1808–1866

Author: Patsy Gerstner

Publisher: University of Alabama Press

ISBN: 0817358196

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 325

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Henry Darwin Rogers is a familiar figure in the history of American geology, especially as the director of the first state geological surveys of New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Although best remembered for the survey work, Rogers considered his theory of mountain elevation to be his most important scientific legacy. Based on studies of the Appalachian Mountains, Rogers's elevation theory was the first American explanation of the dynamics of elevation. As a study of the Pennsylvania survey, this volume offers new insight into the origin and problems associated with early surveys. As a study of Rogers's life and work, it presents a portrait of a man with strong convictions and dedication and examines the development and application of his ideas.

Master Henry's Lesson

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The Tragickall History of Henry Fowst

Author: Griselda Heppel

Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1784623040

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 280

View: 7792

Life is about to take a turn for the worse for schoolboy Henry in Griselda Heppel’s new children’s novel... In the shadows of Walton Hall a demon lurks. His name: Mephistopheles. In 1586, young John Striven struck a bargain with him in return for help against his murderous foster brother. Nice work for a demon – or it should have been. Because somehow, his plan to trap the 12-year-old went wrong. All he needs now is another soul, in similar desperation, to call on him. Enter 13 year-old Henry Fowst. A pupil at Northwell School, Henry longs to win the Northwell History Essay Prize. Exploring the school’s sixteenth century library, he stumbles across the diary of a boy his own age beginning this 20th day of Januarie, 1586... Soon Henry is absorbed in John Striven’s struggles with his jealous foster-brother, Thomas Walton, who, it seems, will stop at nothing to be rid of him. Then matters take a darker turn. Battling to escape his own enemy, Henry finds his life beginning to imitate John’s and when the diary shows John summoning ‘an Angellick Spirit’ to his aid, Henry eagerly tries the same. Unfortunately, calling up Mephistopheles lands both boys in greater danger than they’d ever bargained for. Griselda’s first book, Ante’s Inferno, won the Children’s award in the People’s Book Prize 2013 and the Silver award in the 9-12 year-old category of the Wishing Shelf Independent Book Awards 2012. It was also shortlisted in Writing Magazine’s 2013 Self-Publishing Award, and featured in a number of publications, including the Oxford Times, Juno and Aquila. Griselda’s story was featured inThe Guardian Self-Publishing Showcase and the Writers’ & Artists’ Yearbook.