The Six Wives of Henry VIII

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Random House, Nov 1, 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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I have read a lot of fiction based on the notorious Henry VIII and his six wives, and I wondered if I really had anything to learn from a non-fiction account of his marriages, so I was pleasantly ... Read full review

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User Review  - Samlouise01 - Goodreads

Someone who really knows her stuff when it comes to the turmoils of the Tudor reign, objective and informative; one book that tries to address the truth rather than the rumours and legends that encompass the lives of Henry and his 6 wives. Read full review

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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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