Henry VIII

It’s 500 years since Henry VIII ascended to the English throne, famous for divorcing England from Rome and working his way through six wives. He was also the subject of a play by William Shakespeare, which has now had the Self Made Hero manga treatment.

Adapted by Richard Appignanesi and illustrated by Patrick Warren, the book follows a young Henry through his first two marriages, up to the birth of the future Queen Elizabeth. It’s a story of political intrigue, as the power-players of the English court try to exert their influence over the throne.

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