The Prince Who Would Be King

The Prince Who Would Be King

The Life and Death of Henry Stuart

Hardback352pp Illustrated240x159mm

9780007548088     Product Code: 505343


Henry Stuart, son and heir to King James I and VI, was a model Renaissance prince. Handsome, intelligent and athletic, he funded science and the arts, promoted exploration and modernized the army and navy – only to die of a mysterious illness at just 18. This absorbing biography charts his brief, brilliant life against the turbulent backdrop of the Thirty Years War and the Gunpowder Plot, and speculates what an England ruled by Henry IX might have become.

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