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Download ☆ The Six Wives of Henry VIII Å PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ì ❰PDF / Epub❯ ✅ The Six Wives of Henry VIII Author Alison Weir – A brilliantly written and meticulously researched biography of royal family life during England'Ne 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 woman who jumped at the chance of independence Katherine Howard an empty headed wanton and Katherine Parr a warm blooded bluestocking who survived King Henry to marry a fourth timeCombining the accessibility Six Wives of eBook #180 of a popular history with the highest standards. A Kirkus review I read ages and ages ago back in those days when their reviews were reliable ie before it had been purchased by a publishing company whose aim is to sell books said the book was meticulously researched but a bit dry So unfortunately I put it off until now I did not find it in the least dry The book's content is based on meticulous research but in that Alison Weir author and historian of British Royalty is so very knowledgeable in her field she has the ability to present information clearly and engagingly It is this that is her great talent A person who really knows what they are talking about can explain the complicated simply Such a person also has the ability to throw in tidbits that engage and capture one’s interest Lots of books have been written about Henry VIII his six wives the Tudors and Thomas Cromwell but I recommend this because I have found it clear and captivating and not hard to follow even for those with little previous knowledge of Tudor history Weir knows how to explain This isn’t always easy when so many are given the same name – Mary or Edward or Catherine or Elisabeth or Jane Which Mary Edward Catherine Elisabeth or Jane must be crystal clear Nor is it easy when these very same individuals are also referred to as counts or admirals or duchesses of this or that place I never got mixed up and I am no expert so I don’t think you will either There is that rhyme divorced beheaded died divorced beheaded survived to help you keep the six wives straightCatherine of Aragon 1485 1536 born in Alcalá de Henares SpainA staunch woman of principleAnne Boleyn c1501 1536 born in Blickling EnglandVivacious ambitious ruthless with a penchant for vengeance Sex appeal Jane Seymour c1508 1537 born in Wiltshire EnglandObedient pious Strong minded matriarch in the makingAnne of Cleves 1515 1557 born in Dusseldorf GermanyLevel headed clear thinking and valued independence Catherine Howard 1523 1542 born in LondonA licentious wantonCatherine Parr 1512 1548 born in LondonErudite intellectual and wise but knew where her heart layThe rhyme tells only the end of their respective stories; there is so much to who they were I have a good feeling now for Henry’s his six wives’ and their children’s temperaments backgrounds and religious leanings I particularly appreciated that religious and political views are focused upon showing how the Reformation and the shift from Catholicism to Protestant beliefs began in Britain This is as much a central theme of the book as are the facts about the wives and children Mary Elizabeth Edward and the acknowledged but illegitimate son Henry FitzRoy Life of the royalty in the 1500s for example customs traditions sports childbirth and deaths clothing festivals foods and illnesses are documented in vivid detail You know a book is a hit when the first thing you do is pick out books to read by the authorBooks I have read by Alison WeirThe Six Wives of Henry VIII 4 starsThe Life of Elizabeth I 4 starI want to readThe Children of Henry VIIIueens of the Conuest England’s Medieval ueens which is the beginning of a series As well as ueen Isabella Treachery Adultery and Murder in Medieval England and Eleanor of Auitaine A Life because these two ueens are not covered in ueens of the Conuest England’s Medieval ueensInnocent Traitor I have also read but only gave it 2 stars It is fiction I do not recommend the author’s fictional books Her non fiction is much better ETA I should add this I tried to read The Wars of the Roses and gave up It read as a string of names; people who meant nothing to me Simon Prebble reads the audiobook wonderfully It could not have been improved upon 5 stars for the narration

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A brilliantly Wives of Kindle #212 written and meticulously researched biography of royal family life during England's second Tudor monarch San Francisco ChronicleEither annulled executed died in childbirth or widowed these were the well known fates of the six ueens during the tempestuous bloody and splendid reign of Henry VIII of England from to But in this exuisite treatment sure to become a classic Booklist they take on fully realized flesh and blood The Six Kindle than ever before Katheri. Watch The Other Boleyn Girl Then watch an episode of The Tudors Afterward immediately go to confession for such shameful and useless acts Do penance by reading The Six Wives of Henry VIII to save your soul lest ye go through life thinking that the Tudors were all about bad acting and awkwardly placed sex scenes Be warned that ye may lose friends when someone tries to talk to you about an episode of The Tudors and you turn it into a teachable moment about what really happened because youyou knowread one book so of course you know everything

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The Six Wives of Henry VIIIOf a scholarly thesis Alison Weir draws on the entire labyrinth of Tudor history employing every known archive early biographies letters memoirs account books and diplomatic reports to bring vividly to life the fates of the six ueens the machinations of the monarch they married and the myriad and ceaselessly plotting courtiers in their intimate circle The Detroit NewsIn this extraordinary work of sound and brilliant scholarship at last we have the truth about Henry VIII's wives Evening Standar. This prodigiious work on the wives of King Henry the 8th of England is so well written It reads like a novel of suspense passion treachery European History betrayal obedience faith God and love It did what I really enjoy in books made me want to read about other characters mention such as Elizabeth I and Mary ueen of Scots Also to review maps and learn of the royalty of Spain France and Germany Many words to be looked up to enhance your vocabulary as well Learn about the first theatrical musicals and how the masked ball came to be In the end decide for yourself if Henry was evil tyrannical or the greatest King of England