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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Very easy to read, nicely researched. - Goodreads
It is obvious that Alison Weir did extensive research. - 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
Easy to read but not the best history book. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Fatima - Goodreads

Good but tedious in places with too much details. I would have given it a 4 stars but for the fact that the author jumped back and forth constantly in time in the story. It makes it really hard to follow the chain of events and you end up getting confused. Read full review

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User Review  - Heidi - Goodreads

Such an interesting look at a fascinating, transformative time period and the powerful people who, in ways large and small, helped shape it. I didn't know a lot about Henry VIII before reading this ... Read full review

About the author (2011)

Alison Weir lives and works in Surrey. Her non-fiction books include The Six Wives of Henry VIII, Children of England, Eleanor of Aquitaine, Henry VIII: King and Court, Mary, Queen of Scots, Katherine Swynford and Elizabeth of York. Her novels include Innocent Traitor, The Lady Elizabeth and A Dangerous Inheritance.

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