The Six Wives of Henry VIII

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Grove Press, 1991 - Biography & Autobiography - 643 pages
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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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Six Wives of Henry VIII

User Review  - historyluvr - Borders

I loved this book! It is the first I have read about the Tudors and Henry VIII. It was a great "intro" book to Henry's life and that of his wives. Alison Weir is a great historian and author. I've since read 3 more of her books (about the Tudors). Her books are great! Read full review


User Review  - sofie - Borders

This book is amazing. It was my first book that I read on the lives of Henry VIII and his wives and I really loved it. At times though she gave a little to much information on stuff we didn't really care that much about. But appart from that it's great! Read full review


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ALISON WEIR is the author of Britain's Royal Families: The Complete Genealogy, The Six Wives of Henry VIII, The Princes in the Tower, The Wars of the Roses, and The Children of Henry VIII. She lives outside London with her husband and two children.

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