The Six Wives of Henry VIII

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Random House, 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
However, her ending after the king died was sad. - 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
It is obvious that Alison Weir did extensive research. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Linda Waraska - Goodreads

This is a good history of each wife and gives insight into his life with each. I enjoy her writing. Read full review

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User Review  - Samantha Flaum - Goodreads

Used the word ostensibly too much and credited every single lady with being the most intelligent, gentile, respected, etc. wife he had. Otherwise great biography that reads easier than most nonfiction ... Read full review

About the author (2007)

Alison Weir lives and works in Surrey. Her 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 the novels, Innocent Traitor and The Lady Elizabeth.

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