Vivat Rex! An Exhibition Commemorating the 500th Anniversary of the Accession of Henry VIII
This catalogue to the Grolier Club exhibition Vivat Rex! brings the real Henry VIII, his life, reign, and time, to life through books, manuscripts, handwritten letters, and prints. The complicated personality and dramatic reign of England's King Henry VIII visionary, tyrant, monarch, bully, defender of the faith, destroyer of monasteries, lover and libertine have been immortalized (and fictionalized) in literature, on stage, and in film by leading writers of their generations. This catalogue brings the real Henry, his life, reign, and times, to life through books, manuscripts, handwritten letters, and prints. Many of the works described and illustrated are unique in themselves, or belonged to Henry himself, to his family, or to members of his court.
The Grolier Club. Arthur L. Schwarz; John Guy, contributor; Dale Hoak, contributor; Susan Wabuda, contributor. 2009, Paperback, 248 Pages, 150 Illustrations. ISBN-13: 978-1-6058-3017-9.