The Six Wives of Henry VIII

The Six Wives of Henry VIII Author Alison Weir
ISBN-10 0802136834
ISBN-13 9780802136831
Year 1991-01-10
Pages 656
Language English
Publisher Grove Press
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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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