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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An easy to read history book about a fascinating topic. - LibraryThing
A good general overview of Henry VIII and his wives. - LibraryThing
And very easy to read. - LibraryThing

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Fantastically researched. A must-read for fans of the Tudor family. Read full review

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User Review  - Dana Mugavero - Goodreads

Alison Weir knows what she is talking about. That being said, this is a history book. If you are looking for "Wolf Hall" or, even worse, "The Boleyn Inheritance" this is not the book for you. If you are looking to SUBSTANTIATE the facts of these novels, Alison Weir is the author to look to. 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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