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
Really interesting book which is easy to read. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Petrine - Goodreads

Alison Weir is one of the best historical authors - the way she depicts the story involves you in each of the characters. Henry VIII will always remain an enigma but she has got this story down pat Read full review

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User Review  - Joyce - Goodreads

I could not get into this book. I gave up at 20% and I had forced myself to get that far. Not my kind of reading book 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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