The Untold Story from Inside the Vatican
Hardback 280pp Illustrated
9780230341517   Product Code: 19024
Catherine Fletcher approaches one of the most familiar events in English history - Henry VIII's divorce from Catherine of Aragon - from an unfamiliar angle: she tells the story of the six years of wrangling between the English crown and the Vatican from the perspective of 'our man in Rome', Gregorio Casali. Exploring how this Italian diplomat lived and worked, the study illuminates the practice of diplomacy in 16th century Europe as well as Casali's role in looking after the English king's 'great matter'.