Handwriting suggests Henry VIII "emotionally dependent on women"

A recent analysis of the handwriting of King Henry VIII shows that he was brought up in a household dominated by his mother and sister, and shows traits of being emotionally dependent on women.

The analysis of Henry's hand is part of a new exhibition which will open in April 2009 at the British Library and was undertaken by David Starkey who feels that the king was "tutored by his mother 'both to read and, as we now see from the handwriting, to write, too."