The Six Wives of Henry VIII

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Vintage, 2007 - Great Britain - 656 pages
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One of the most powerful monarchs in British history, Henry VIII ruled England in unprecedented splendour. In this remarkable composite biography, Alison Weir brings Henry's six wives vividly to life, revealing each as a distinct and compelling personality in her own right.

Drawing upon the rich fund of documentary material from the Tudor period, The Six Wives of Henry VIII shows us a court where personal needs frequently influenced public events and where a life of gorgeously ritualised pleasure was shot through with ambition, treason and violence.

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Very easy to read, nicely researched. - Goodreads
It is obvious that Alison Weir did extensive research. - Goodreads
I really enjoyed Weir's writing style. - Goodreads
Riveting insight to the women in Henry VIII's life. - Goodreads
great reference to keep the players straight - Goodreads
Easy to read but not the best history book. - Goodreads

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User Review  - HL Stephens - Goodreads

So enjoyed this history. I have always enjoyed the history of this time period but Alison Weir finds and shares the tidbits that others leave out. Read full review

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User Review  - Amy - Goodreads

actually didn't finish...couldn't get into it at the time Read full review

About the author (2007)

Alison Weir lives and works in Surrey. Her non-fiction books include Britain's Royal Families, The Six Wives of Henry VIII, Children of England, Eleanor of Aquitaine, Henry VIII: King and Court, Mary, Queen of Scots, Isabella: She-Wolf of France, Queen of England, Katherine Swynford: The Story of John of Gaunt and His Scandalous Duchess, and Elizabeth of York. Her novels include Innocent Traitor, The Lady Elizabeth and A Dangerous Inheritance.

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