The Six Wives of Henry VIII

The Six Wives of Henry VIII

by Alison Weir (Author)


In this composite biography, Alison Weir brings Henry's six wives to life, revealing each as a distinct personality in her own right. Drawing upon the documentary material from the Tudor period, this book shows the reader where personal needs frequently influenced public events and where a life of ritualized pleasure was shot through with ambition, treason and violence.


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Format: Paperback
Pages: 642
Publisher: Pimlico
Published: 13 Feb 1992

ISBN 10: 0712698450
ISBN 13: 9780712698450

Media Reviews
At last we have the truth about Henry VIII's wives. This book is as reliable and scholarly as it is readable.
--A.L. Rowse, Evening Standard
An entertaining account of Henry VIII's complicated domestic history. It is full of interesting detail... Alison Weir's treatment of this perenially fascinating subject is a beguiling one.
--Anne Somerset, London Review of Books
A thrilling and chilling story.
--Sunday Telegraph

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