The Mistresses of Henry VIII

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History Press, 2009 - History - 224 pages
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Seventeen-year-old Henry VIII was "a youngling, he cares for nothing but girls and hunting." Over the years, this didn’t change much. Henry was considered a demi-god by his subjects, so each woman he chose was someone who had managed to stand out in a crowd of stunning ladies. Looking good was not enough (indeed, many of Henry’s lovers were considered unattractive); she had to have something extra special to keep the King’s interest. And Henry’s women were every bit as intriguing as the man himself. In this book Henry’s mistresses are rescued from obscurity. The 16th century was a time of profound changes in religion and society across Europe—and some of Henry’s lovers were at the forefront of influencing these events.

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The author's discussion of norms of behavoir in the Tudor ages with regard to adultery was entertaining and enlightening. Her chapters about Anne Boylen and Catherine Howard were well done. There is ... Read full review


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Kelly Hart is an English and history teacher.

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