When we think about Henry VIII, we think first perhaps of his relationships with the six wives, but in her fascinating, often surprising new biography, Tracy Borman turns to the men who surrounded him to give a new perspective. They show him to be capable of fierce, but seldom abiding loyalty; of raising men only to destroy them later. He loved to be attended and entertained by boisterous young men who shared his passion for sport, but at other times he was more diverted by men of intellect, culture and wit. His cruelty and ruthlessness would become ever more apparent as his reign progressed, although he was always capable of great tenderness towards those he trusted. We are delighted to welcome Tracy, Joint Chief Curator of Historic Royal Palaces and acclaimed author of Elizabeth’s Women back to Ely to reveal Henry’s personality in all its multi-faceted, contradictory glory.