The Story of Henry VIII by Geoffrey Trease
  

The Story of Henry VIII

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The Story of Henry VIII by Geoffrey Trease

Prince Harry is the younger brother of Prince Arthur, so he has no chance of being crowned King. But soon after Will Morland is chosen to be his special companion, Harrys life is changed forever and he must learn to be a leader. Look through the eyes of Will, his closest friend, to learn how young Prince Harry became the formidable King Henry VIII.

About the Author

Geoffrey Trease

Geoffrey Trease, who was born in Nottingham in 1909 and died in 1998, was a prolific writer, publishing over 110 books between 1934 (Bows Against the Barons) and 1997 (Cloak for a Spy). His work has been translated into 20 languages.

He is best known for writing children's historical novels, whose content reflects his insistence on historically correct backgrounds, which he meticulously researched. However, with his ground-breaking study "Tales Out of School" (1949), he was also a pioneer of the idea that children's literature should be a serious subject for study and debate. When he began his career, his radical viewpoint was a refreshing change from the conventional and often jingoistic tone of most children's literature of the time, and he was one of the first authors who deliberately set out to appeal to both boys and girls and to feature strong leading characters of both sexes.


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Paperback
48 pages

Author

Geoffrey Trease
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Publisher

Wayland (Publishers) Ltd an imprint of Hachette Children's Books

Publication date

10th July 2008

ISBN

9780750254267


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