OUR MAN IN ROME:
Henry VIII and his Italian Ambassador
In 1527, Gregorio “The Cavalier” Casali was hired as Henry VIII’s man in Rome, charged with the task of trying to persuade Pope Clement VII to grant Henry a divorce from Catherine of Aragon. Historian Dr Catherine Fletcher, drawing on hundreds of previously unknown archive documents, weaves together intriguing tales from the grubby underbelly of Tudor politics.
Hardcover, 288 pages