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'Writing with a mixture of tabloid verve and original scholarship, peppering every page with pungent wit and yet never skimping on the detail!the best political history of the reign of Henry VII so far!Starkey shows more vividly than any previous historian!eye-catching detail!for its extraordinary insights into the smouldering embers of the Wars of the Roses, Henry: Virtuous Prince" is masterly. As a biography of England's most celebrated king, it's an outstanding overture. ' John Guy, Sunday Times (Editor's Choice) 'If you like Henry VIII, this is what you'll like. ' Tim Martin, Daily Telegraph (Books of the Year) 'Starkey gives us an unexpectedly fresh-faced Henry VIII in his breezy biography. ' Dominic Sandbrook, Daily Telegraph (Books of the Year) 'It is brilliant, beady-eyed history, and every page of it has an intimate fascination!Starkey has eschewed the easy wisdom of hindsight!his strength is that he questions everything!he seeks fresh evidence. .. his writing is uncluttered and conversational, and he cuts through the back-story!with grace, clarity and wit!accessible and entertaining. ' Guardian 'This book!demonstrates his scholarship, supremely confident grasp of the period and authorial panache!fascinating. ' Daily Mail 'It has an immense amount to offer the general reader. .. there are several little gems of brand new information!David Starkey has produced the most careful as well as the most colourful study of the young Henry for a long time, and perhaps of all time. ' Independent on Sunday 'What Starkey has produced, considering his own unrivalled command of the subject, and its vast literature, is a miracle of condensation. ' Sunday Telegraph 'The book is full of delicious detail. ' Evening Standard 'Starkey is a wonderfully lucid writer. ' Independent 'Starkey's picture of court life and the government machine is full and always interesting!the fascination of this learned but often light and coloquial biography rests in the hints it offers of the monster Henry would become. ' Daily Telegraph 'Starkey writes throughout with the assurance of someone who knows the king better than anyone else!there are many parts of the book I relished!compelling. ' Observer 'David Starkey's biography!does full justice to one of the most magnificent monarchs of them all. A marvellous book, filled with interesting detail, it succeeds both in informing the student and entertaining the more recreational reader!Starkey stands head and shoulders above historians. His prose is scholarly and his stories fascinating!This truly riveting book, masterfully written by Starkey is a must, not only for would-be historians but all who enjoy reading a great story. ' Sunday Express 'Full of delicious details!and very good indeed on the reign of Henry VII. ' Scotsman 'A breezy, riveting read!while loaded with enough anecdotes to make it a gripping read, this is also a masterful academic work. ' Time Out 'This book. .. is brilliant. .. eminently readable. .. here are all the presentational ski