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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Found a way to make history (which I don't normally care to read about) REALLY interesting! Very easy to follow and did a great job of drawing human elements out of well-researched facts. Read full review

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Really enjoyed - thought I knew about the Tudors but learnt loads in this book. Can't believe how young Katherine Howard was or how easily the deaths of Jane Seymour and Katherine Parr could have been avoided with some basic hygiene. 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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