FOUR PRINCES: HENRY VIII, FRANCIS I, CHARLES V, SULEIMAN THE MAGNIFICENT AND THE OBSESSIONS THAT FORGED MODERN EUROPE
304pp. 2016. Henry VIII of England, Francis I of France, Charles V of Spain and Suleiman the Magnificent were born within a single decade. Each looms large in his country’s history and, in this book, John Julius Norwich broadens the scope and shows how their wary obsession with one another laid the foundations for modern Europe.