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'Henry VIII and the Men Who Made Him' shows the interplay between the public face and private life of the Tudor monarch

It’s been nearly 20 years since Derek Wilson’s "In the Lion’s Court" gave readers interested in Henry VIII at least one alternative to the endless Saga of the Wives. Instead of focusing on King Henry’s gaudy parade of queens, Wilson wrote about the ways six men, all coincidentally named Thomas, influenced the king throughout his life and reign. The spotlight was briefly wrested from Katherine of Aragon, Anne Boleyn, Jane Seymour, Katherine Howard, Anne of Cleves, and Katherine Parr and thrown

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