The Six Wives Of Henry VIII

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Random House, May 31, 2011 - Biography & Autobiography - 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've read some Phillipa Gregory and Hillary Mantel titles about Henry VIII and was totally entranced. Which is weird because I'm Afrikaans, live in South Africa, and never even had history at school ... Read full review

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Although I am an avid history buff and jumped at the chance to read this, I found it rather slow and hard to put myself to reading it. I was so inclined to read it after watching The Tudors. But when ... Read full review

About the author (2011)

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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