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4.00005054845069 out of 54.00005054845069 out of 54.00005054845069 out of 54.00005054845069 out of 54.00005054845069 out of 5 4.00 (19,783 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Alison Weir Narrator: Simon Prebbl Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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The tempestuous, bloody, and splendid reign of Henry VIII of England (1509–1547) is one of the most fascinating in all history, not least for his marriage to six extraordinary women. In this accessible work of brilliant scholarship, Alison Weir draws on early biographies, letters, memoirs, account books, and diplomatic reports to bring these women to life. Catherine of Aragon emerges as a staunch though misguided woman of principle; Anne Boleyn, an ambitious adventuress with a penchant for vengeance; Jane Seymour, a strong-minded matriarch in the making; Anne of Cleves, a good-natured and innocent woman naively unaware of the court intrigues that determined her fate; Catherine Howard, an empty-headed wanton; and Catherine Parr, a warm-blooded bluestocking who survived King Henry to marry a fourth time.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Brilliantly written and meticulously researched.”  

    San Francisco Chronicle 

  • “Combines the accessibility of a popular history with the highest standards of scholarly thesis.”  

    Detroit News 

  • “A wonderfully detailed, extensively researched collective biography.” 

    School Library Journal 

  • “A comprehensive, factual version of the tempestuous private and public lives of Henry VIII and his six wives.”  

    Kirkus Reviews 

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Ashlee McPeak | 2/16/2014

    " Alison Weir gives the reader a fresh look at what happened during the life of Henry VIII. He was such an accomplished person and his marriages were just a piece of the larger picture. I feel that Weir gave each woman in his life a fair review without a biased perspective. I've personally read this book three times. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by David | 2/4/2014

    " Compelling multi-biography of six very different women and the man who married all of them. Katherine of Aragon is infuriating in her stubbornness, Anne Boleyn turns out to be more victim than we've been led to believe, and Anne of Cleves was incredibly nice given the unfair treatment she received at Henry's hands. These are just three of the fascinating women who step out from behind Henry's shadow in this book. Very highly recommended for anyone interested in British history, or if you're just looking for a good biography. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Brandi | 2/1/2014

    " For anybody obsessed with Henry VIII, this book is a must have. This is another one of those history books that read like a novel for me, loved it! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Cathi Weber | 1/30/2014

    " So far its very good "

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