The Six Wives of Henry VIII
Title: The Six Wives of Henry VIII
Author: Alison Weir
Profiles each of Henry VIII’s six wives, describing their backgrounds, personalities, relationship to the king, and ultimate demise, and shows how each reflected the perceptions of women and marriage at the time.
“Brilliantly written and meticulously researched… Alison Weir is adept at bringing to life these historical figures.”
SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE
Henry VIII is perhaps England’s most infamous monarch, especially when it comes to matters of the heart. He was married to six distinctly different women, and in this richly detailed and meticulously researched history, these remarkable, often misunderstood queens come to life once again. Their full histories and personalities emerge at last, giving voices to the six extraodinary women who left their distinctive marks on the English throne and thereby changed the course of British history.