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Six Wives: The Queens of Henry VIII

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Publisher Comments:

No one in history had a more eventful career in matrimony than Henry VIII. His marriages were daring and tumultuous, and made instant legends of six very different women. In this remarkable study, David Starkey argues that the king was not a depraved philanderer but someone seeking happiness — and a son. Knowingly or not, he elevateda group of women to extraordinary heights and changed the way a nation was governed.

Six Wives is a masterful work of history that intimately examines the rituals of diplomacy, marriage, pregnancy, and religion that were part of daily life for women at the Tudor Court. Weaving new facts and fresh interpretations into a spell

Synopsis:

New facts and fresh interpretations are blended into a spell

Synopsis:

Profiles the six marriages of King Henry VIII against the political drama of the Tudor era, tracing his relatively stable twenty-four-year first marriage to Catherine of Aragon and subsequent whirlwind decade of new brides, including two who were executed. Reprint.

Table of Contents

Introduction — Henry's weddings — I. Queen Catherine of Aragon — II. Rival queens — Divorcing Catherine ; Anne Boleyn ; Jane Seymour — III. Later queens — Conversation ; Anne of Cleves ; Catherine Howard ; Catherine Parr.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780061842160
Subtitle:
The Queens of Henry VIII
Publisher:
HarperCollins
Author:
Starkey, David
Author:
David Starkey
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography : Historical - General
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Historical - British
Subject:
Royalty
Subject:
Women
Subject:
History
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Marriage
Subject:
Great Britain - History - Henry VIII, 1509-
Subject:
Queens -- Great Britain.
Subject:
Biography-Historical
Subject:
Great Britain-Tudor to Stuart Period
Subject:
World History-England Historical Biography
Subject:
World History-England Royalty
Subject:
World History-General
Subject:
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20040504
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
880

Related Subjects

Biography » General
Biography » Historical
Biography » Royalty
Biography » Women
History and Social Science » Europe » Great Britain » General History

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"Synopsis" by , Profiles the six marriages of King Henry VIII against the political drama of the Tudor era, tracing his relatively stable twenty-four-year first marriage to Catherine of Aragon and subsequent whirlwind decade of new brides, including two who were executed. Reprint.
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