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µ The Six Wives of Henry VIII È Henry VIII, England s most famous and rougish king, takes somewhat of a back seat though still figures prominently while his six wives their courtship, marriage, and their fate are front and center by one of England s most preeminent storyteller of royal history Intrigue, duplicity, executions, and, of course, Henry s marital infidelities that led to a major and cataclysmic reformation of religion in England, Weir weaves her spell that gives breath and personality to each of Henry s wives, and their feelings on the reasonings behind the kings dissolution of each of his marriages An excellent read ä The Six Wives of Henry VIII ☆ Download by ä Alison Weir ë The Six Wives of Henry VIII à A Kirkus review I read ages and ages ago, back in those days when their reviews were reliable, i Alison Weir à e 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 ä The Six Wives of Henry VIII ☆ Download by ä Alison Weir Weir Has Tirelessly Made Her Way Through The Entire Labyrinth Of Tudor History To Tell The Collective Story Of The Six Wives of Henry VIII A Vivid, Full Blooded Portrait Of Six Very Different Women In A Work Of Sound And Brilliant Scholarship Illustrations Ç The Six Wives of Henry VIII ð Extensively researched and fascinating a must read for anyone interested in the women behind Henry VIII, aka the patron saint of man whores I just made that up on the spot, but it works so I m keeping it Weir isn t completely unbiased in her description of Henry and his various women, but I can t blame her With this family, it s hard not to take sides This is especially clear when Weir describes the way Henry felt about Anne of Cleves, his wife for about ten minutes Weir talks about how Henry whined that Anne was fat and ugly and then, no doubt with a wicked grin on her face, Weir goes on to describe how gross Henry had gotten by that point You can just tell she s dying to call Henry a fat bastard, and I m proud of her for resisting th ä The Six Wives of Henry VIII ☆ Download by ä Alison Weir Ø The Six Wives of Henry VIII Ø I ve read some Phillipa Gregory and Hillary Mantel titles about Henry VIII and was totally entranced Which is weird because I m Afrikaans, live in South Africa, and never even had history at school The only problem with the historical fiction titles, is that they only deal with one or two wives at a time, so I could never get a complete picture I also wasn t sure how much of the stories I ve read was fictionalized So I decided to try a non fiction, and I was very impressed by Alison Weir Her research was extremely thorough, but the book never comes across as academic I have a much better understanding of Henry and why he made the choices he did I thought it would be a fun idea to share a fact about each wife instead of doing a review 1 Catherine of Aragon The queen had conceived six, possibly eight times ä The Six Wives of Henry VIII ☆ Download by ä Alison Weir ☆ The Six Wives of Henry VIII ☆ Where I got the book purchased on UK Alison Weir ☆ Ah, I do enjoy an Alison Weir I am not enough of a historian to have Opinions about history, so my comments are about the writing rather than historical merit, and the writing is good Weir is always lively and entertaining, perfect for a recreational history reader like me, and I found myself zipping through this as if through a novel, even though I knew how each character s story ended It s strange, though, that my interest is always greatest up to the point where Anne Boleyn dies I always think that the real Henry VIII story was that of the Henry Catherine Anne triangle, and the rest of the wives never seem to match up to the cut and thrust of the Great Matter Once Henry won the point that he could marry and dispose of at will, the other wives stories seem to be those of amb ä The Six Wives of Henry VIII ☆ Download by ä Alison Weir Ó The Six Wives of Henry VIII ✓ 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 Queen 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 Alison Weir ✓ ä The Six Wives of Henry VIII ☆ Download by ä Alison Weir ô The Six Wives of Henry VIII í I started this book rather late in May as part of my Kings and Queens theme that month but didn t end up reading very much of it for lack of time Despite every intention of finishing it in June, I got caught up with challenge and group reads and didn t pick this up at all but then again at the beginning of this month finally picked up from where I d left off and completed it Though I would have read it anyway, this also fit into my theme of this month doorstoppers at 600 pages This book, my first by Alison Weir, as is pretty evident from the title is about the six women whom Henry VIII married But as Katherine of Aragon, Henry s first queen came to England much before his was crowned, and two other wives Katherine Parr and Anne of Cleves outlived him, it also is th ä The Six Wives of Henry VIII ☆ Download by ä Alison Weir

µ The Six Wives of Henry VIII µ i have never before spent so long reading a book and having less to say about it at the end before reading this book, what i knew about henry VIII came mostly from one pbs week long special and the herman s hermits song, which turns out to be historically inaccurate and not actually about henry VIII at all kids, don t get your historical information from novelty songs what i know henry may be one of history s shittiest spouses after reading this, i find myself able to cut warren zevon some slack henry really wanted a son and he was willing to bend tradition, religion, social conventions, public opinion and personal reputation and chop off some heads to get one spoiler alert henry sucks at making a son but he s great at getting women, even if he has to manipulate competition out of the way into different countries to free up a path it s great to be king Alison Weir µ my new ä The Six Wives of Henry VIII ☆ Download by ä Alison Weir ✓ The Six Wives of Henry VIII à 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 Alison Weir à ä The Six Wives of Henry VIII ☆ Download by ä Alison Weir

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