The Six Wives of Henry VIII

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Vintage, Nov 22, 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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read this earlier in the year from Apr 22- apr 27. I don't read as much historical nonfiction as I should, but when I do it usually it has to be with England, the Renaissance movement, topics like ... Read full review

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Very good, highly detailed account of Henry VIII's reign, with the focus on his marital difficulties. I now understand his reign much better. Interested in the author's sequel, The Children of Henry VIII. Read full review

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About the author (2007)

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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