As good as a historical novel can befresh, imaginative, sensitively written."
The New York Post
The Man on a Donkey is an enthralling, panoramic historical novel that brings to life one of the most tumultuous times in British historythe reign of King Henry VIII.
In Part 1, readers are introduced to the world of the Tudors through the lives of five individuals. When King Henry VIII takes his mistress as his new wife, seizes Church property, and declares himself the only supreme head of the Church of England, the lives and fortunes of these five people are shakensetting the stage for the momentous events in Part 2 of The Man on a Donkey.
H. F. M. Prescott (18961972) studied history at Oxford and embarked on a successful writing career in the mid-1920s. She is best known for her historical novels, including Son of Dust and The Man on a Donkey, and for Spanish Tudor: The Life of Bloody Mary, her biography of Mary Tudor.