The Wives Of Henry Viii

Paperback | January 27, 2009

byAntonia Fraser

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In the popular imagaination, the wives of Henry VIII— Catherine of Aragon, Anne Boleyn, Jane Seymour, Anna of Cleves, Katherine Howard, and Catherine Parr—survive as stereotypes: the Betrayed Wife, the Temptress, the Good Woman, the Ugly Sister, the Bad Girl, and the Mother Figure. In The Wives of Henry VIII, leading historian Antonia Fraser interweaves passion and power, personality and politics, showing us the unique personalities of the famed six to create a superb work of history.

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In the popular imagaination, the wives of Henry VIII— Catherine of Aragon, Anne Boleyn, Jane Seymour, Anna of Cleves, Katherine Howard, and Catherine Parr—survive as stereotypes: the Betrayed Wife, the Temptress, the Good Woman, the Ugly Sister, the Bad Girl, and the Mother Figure. In The Wives of Henry VIII, leading historian Antonia ...

ANTONIA FRASER has written many acclaimed historical works that have been international bestsellers including Mary Queen of Scots, which won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize. Her latest book is Love & Louis XIV: The Women in the Life of the Sun King.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:544 pages, 8.24 × 5.34 × 1.52 inPublished:January 27, 2009Publisher:Penguin CanadaLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0143171348

ISBN - 13:9780143171348

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Really Good It was good. More of a general Tudor history then of the wives themselves as it seemed to focus on other events occurring before remembering that it supposed to be written for the six queens. She also seemed to have a bias towards Catherine of Aragon and Catherine Parr while not particularly liking Anne Boleyn. She also forgot to mention the death of Henry Fitzroy which would have increased the need for a male heir after Anne Boleyn's death. It made me quite happy to read a lot of quotes that were used directly in the Tudors. It was a good and informative read but I would recommend the Allison Weir biography first.
Date published: 2016-12-19