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The Life of Henry VII

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Overview

As with Shakespeare’s other ‘Henry’ plays (Henry IV

 Henry V, and Henry VI), Henry VIII is a history play

based on Holinshed’s The Chronicles of England,

Scotland, and Ireland (also known as Holinshed’s

Chronicles). John Foxe’s Actes and Monuments (also

known as the Book of Martyrs) also provided

Background for Henry VIII.



Henry VIII

History

Written 1612

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