Henry VIII is one of history’s most memorable monarchs. Popularly known for his six wives, and the unfortunate fate which befell Anne Boleyn and Catherine Howard, Henry initiated many reforms and changes which still affect our lives today.
The object Camber Castle, is one of a hundred included in the book that are used to tell the story of the life and reign of Henry VIII. A circular tower was built one mile south of Rye, a cinque port, between 1512 and 1514 by Sir Edward Guldeford, to protect the Camber anchorage and the approaches to Rye harbour, where the navy of Henry VIII would stop to replenish with victuals.
In this engaging and hugely informative book, the author takes us on a journey across the country, from Deal Castle on the south coast, to Tower Green where Anne Boleyn and Catherine Howard lost their heads, and far north to Rievaulx Abbey in Yorkshire. Along the way we see places where Henry stayed and where the Mary Rose was recovered. Travel, then, not just across the country, but also back in time through 100 objects from the days of the second Tudor mon-arch – Henry VIII.
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