A Book That Changed History

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The Life And Reign Of Henry Iv19980804

John Hayward's `The Life and Reign of Henry IV' became a bestseller in 1599 - but also landed its author in the Tower, was used as evidence of treason in the trial of Essex, and changed the way in which history was recorded.

Professor John J Manning of Connecticut University unearths a story which remained buried for almost 400 years.

The Life And Reign Of Henry Iv19980804

John Hayward's `The Life and Reign of Henry IV' became a bestseller in 1599 - but also landed its author in the Tower, was used as evidence of treason in the trial of Essex, and changed the way in which history was recorded.

Professor John J Manning of Connecticut University unearths a story which remained buried for almost 400 years.