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
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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This was a really long read, but I couldn't put it down. Ever since I read Philippa Gregory's books on the Boleyn family, I have been hooked on Henry VIII and his many wives. I have always wanted to ... Read full review

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I thoroughly enjoyed Alison Wier's The Six Wives of Henry VIII. I couldn't put it down! This has become one of my favorite books. Alison Wier has a phenomenal writing style! She writes in a novel-like ... 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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