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The Life of King Henry VIII

William Shakespeare

"The Life of King Henry VIII" is a historical play attributed to William Shakespeare, although it is believed to have been co-written with John Fletcher. Also known simply as "Henry VIII," the play dramatizes the events surrounding the reign of King Henry VIII of England, particularly focusing on his tumultuous marriages and the political upheavals of the time. The play covers key events such as Henry's divorce from Catherine of Aragon, his marriage to Anne Boleyn, and the birth of his daughter Elizabeth I. It also explores the machinations of Cardinal Wolsey, Henry's chief minister, and the downfall of Anne Boleyn, who is ultimately executed on charges of treason. While "The Life of King Henry VIII" is not as well-known as some of Shakespeare's other history plays, it offers a fascinating glimpse into the intrigues of Tudor England and the personal lives of its rulers. The play is characterized by its rich language, complex characters, and dramatic set pieces, including the famous scene of Anne Boleyn's trial.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Culturea
  • Publish Date: Apr 5th, 2024
  • Pages: 160
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 9.69in - 7.44in - 0.34in - 0.66lb
  • EAN: 9791041996124
  • Categories: Classics