From the Church / Christian History & Future section

Notice: This site is no longer being updated. It will continue to be available as an archive, at least until the end of March 2019. If you rely on it for review links, please adjust them before then.

The project has disseminated reviews and other information about Christian books since the start of the Millennium. We regret that it is no longer possible to sustain it.

1536 - The Year That Changed Henry VIII

by Suzannah Lipscombe


Price: £9.99
Published:October 2012
Suzannah Lipscombe carried out this research when Associate in the Knowledge Transfer Partnership between Historic Royal Palaces and Kingston University. I found this very readable and liked the way she discussed the opinions of other Historians, not discrediting their findings but in the process of research reinforcing her own theory that 1536 was a pivotal year in the life of Henry and as a result crucial in the formation of what we know as the Church of England. It is amazing how many letters and other documents are still extant. As well as those written about in this book, there are others mentioned in a 2009 TV programme, and this gave yet another view. A fascinating subject that as Research Curator at Hampton Court Palace, Suzannah Lipscombe will hopefully write more about.

Listen to this review

Reviewer: Mary Bartholomew   (30/04/09)
The Third Target - Joel Rosenberg
Gospel for Asia UK
Scripture Union
Aslan Christian Books
Candle Books
Church House Bookshop
Ritchie Christian Media
Together Magazine
CLC Christian Bookshops