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The six wives of Henry VIII

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"Brilliantly written and meticulously researched...Alison Weir is adept at bringing to life these historical figures." SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE Henry VIII is perhaps England's most infamous monarch, especially when it comes to matters of the heart. He was married to six distinctly different women, and in this richly detailed and meticulously researched history, these remarkable, often misunderstood queens come to life once again. Their full histories and personalities emerge at last, giving voices to the six extraodinary women who left their distinctive marks on the English throne and thereby changed the course of British history.
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display_description The tempestuous, bloody, and splendid reign of Henry VIII of England (1509-1547) is one of the most fascinating in all history, not least for his marriage to six extraordinary women. In this accessible work of brilliant scholarship, Alison Weir draws on early biographies, letters, memoirs, account books, and diplomatic reports to bring these women to life. Catherine of Aragon emerges as a staunch though misguided woman of principle; Anne Boleyn, an ambitious adventuress with a penchant for vengeance; Jane Seymour, a strong-minded matriarch in the making; Anne of Cleves, a good-natured and innocent woman naively unaware of the court intrigues that determined her fate; Catherine Howard, an empty-headed wanton; and Catherine Parr, a warm-blooded bluestocking who survived King Henry to marry a fourth time.
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subject_facet Great Britain -- History -- Henry VIII, 1509-1547, Great Britain -- Queens -- Biography, Henry -- VIII, -- King of England, -- 1491-1547 -- Marriage, Wives -- Great Britain -- Biography
title_display The six wives of Henry VIII
title_full The Six Wives of Henry VIII, The six wives of Henry VIII / Alison Weir
title_short The six wives of Henry VIII
topic_facet Henry, History, Marriage, Nonfiction, Queens, Wives