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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Another excellent recount of Tudor history by Alison Weir! In this non-fiction account, Weir tells the story of Henry VIII's children: Mary I (with Kartherine of Aragon), Elizabeth I (with Anne Boleyn ... Read full review

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Very detailed and well written history of the shenanigans of 16th century English royalty where it was a privilege to get beheaded rather than burned at the stake or slowly roasted. Great follow on to her previous book 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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