Total war in Tudor England

When Henry VIII led England into war, the entire nation felt the consequences. From soaring taxes and rising gun ownership to a surge of women in the workplace, Steven Gunn describes the impact of the king's foreign campaigns on the home front

Henry VIII “regarded his wars as the worthy successors of the great martial victories of England’s past”, says Steven Gunn. (Photo by PHAS/UIG via Getty Images)

This article was first published in the April 2018 issue of BBC History Magazine

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