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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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
Really interesting book which is easy to read. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Carolyn Strauch - Goodreads

I read about the first wife, Katherine of Aragon. Interesting and full of detailed history. Well written, but a bit too tedious for me. I'm done. Read full review

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User Review  - Patti Harris - Goodreads

What an insane, fat, bastard Henry VIII was! It's amazing that someone didn't put poison in his wine - with as much as he ate, POISON would have been the safest and surest way to do him in. What these ... Read full review

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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