The Six Wives of Henry VIII (Google eBook)
The tempestuous, bloody, and splendid reign of Henry VIII of England (1509-1547) is one of the most fascinating in all history, not least for his marriage to six extraordinary women. In this accessible work of brilliant scholarship, Alison Weir draws on early biographies, letters, memoirs, account books, and diplomatic reports to bring these women to life. Catherine of Aragon emerges as a staunch though misguided woman of principle; Anne Boleyn, an ambitious adventuress with a penchant for vengeance; Jane Seymour, a strong-minded matriarch in the making; Anne of Cleves, a good-natured and innocent woman naively unaware of the court intrigues that determined her fate; Catherine Howard, an empty-headed wanton; and Catherine Parr, a warm-blooded bluestocking who survived King Henry to marry a fourth time.
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Review: The Six Wives of Henry VIIIUser Review - Linda Waraska - Goodreads
This is a good history of each wife and gives insight into his life with each. I enjoy her writing. Read full review
Review: The Six Wives of Henry VIIIUser Review - Samantha Flaum - Goodreads
Used the word ostensibly too much and credited every single lady with being the most intelligent, gentile, respected, etc. wife he had. Otherwise great biography that reads easier than most nonfiction ... Read full review
Like one given by God
How many wives will he have?
I like her not
Rose without a thorn
Worthy and just punishment
Never a wife more agreeable to his heart
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