Six Wives: The Queens of Henry VIII

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Chatto & Windus, 2003 - England - 852 pages
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Take a look at the wives of Henry VIII: Catherine of Aragon, pious Catholic princess and mother of Mary Tudor; Anne Boleyn, the pretty Lutheran with whom Henry was madly in love; Jane Seymour, whose submissiveness was in such contrast to Anne's vampish style and who gave Henry his longed-for son; Anne of Cleves, who was declared so plain by the now grossly overweight Henry; Catherine Howard, the flirty child whose adulteries made a fool of the ageing king; and Catherine Parr, a shrewd Protestant bluestocking who eventually outlived him.

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SIX WIVES: The Queens of Henry VIII

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A rich account of the six long-celebrated women who, for better or worse, shared the throne with the ax-happy Tudor king.Legend has treated Catherine of Aragon, Anne Boleyn, Jane Seymour, Anne of ... Read full review

Six wives: the queens of Henry VIII

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In 16th-century Europe, monarchies primarily viewed marriages as political alliances. According to Starkey (Bye Fellow, Fitzwilliam Coll., Cambridge; Elizabeth: The Struggle for the Throne), Henry ... Read full review

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About the author (2003)

David Starkey is Honorary Fellow of Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge, and the author of many books including Elizabeth; Six Wives: The Queens of Henry VIII and Monarchy: England and Her Rulers from the Tudors to the Windsors . He is a winner of the WH Smith Prize and the Norton Medlicott Medal for Services to History presented by Britain s Historical Association. He is a well-known TV and radio personality. He was made a CBE in 2007. He lives in London.

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