Book Review: The King Is Dead by Suzannah Lipscomb

Title: The King Is Dead: The Last Will and Testament of Henry VIII
Author: Suzannah Lipscomb
Genre: Nonfiction
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 208
Source: Library
Date Finished: January 17, 2021
Grade: A-

Summary

On 28 January 1547, the sickly and obese King Henry VIII died at Whitehall. Just hours before his passing, his last will and testament had been read, stamped, and sealed. The will confirmed the line of succession as Edward, Mary, and Elizabeth; and, following them, the Grey and Suffolk families. It also listed bequests to the king’s most trusted councillors and servants.

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