Children Of England: The Heirs of King Henry VIII 1547-1558

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Random House, Apr 18, 2011 - Biography & Autobiography - 400 pages
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When Henry VIII died in 1547, he left three highly intelligent children to succeed him in turn, to be followed, if their lines failed, by the descendants of his sister, Mary Tudor.

Children of England begins at the point where Alison Wier's bestseller, The Six Wives of Henry VIII came to an end, and covers the period until Elizabeth succeeded to the throne in 1558. Her interest is in the characters and relationships with Henry's four heirs.

Making use of a huge variety of contemporary sources, she brings to life one of the most extraordinary periods of English history, when each of Henry's heirs was potentially the tool of powerful political or religious figures, and when the realm was seething with intrigue and turbulent change.

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The Children of Henry VIII

User Review  - historyluvr - Borders

This was another great book by Alison Weir!!! I found it to be a very enjoyable read. This book touches briefly on the reigns of Henry's son Edward and Lady Jane Grey (not a child of Henry's) who ... Read full review

BOY what a famiy Henry VIII kids were

User Review  - Kelly127 - Borders

You got sorry for them both Mary and Elizabeth 1 were disheirt they could carry the title of Lady not Princess thanks to Henry VIII thinking that he could get rid of one wife Mighty Katherine of ... Read full review

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About the author (2011)

Alison Weir lives and works in Surrey. Her non-fiction books include The Six Wives of Henry VIII, Children of England, Eleanor of Aquitaine, Henry VIII: King and Court, Mary, Queen of Scots, Katherine Swynford and Elizabeth of York. Her novels include Innocent Traitor, The Lady Elizabeth and A Dangerous Inheritance.

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