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Henry VIII's Wives: History in an Hour…

Henry VIII's Wives: History in an Hour

by Julie Wheeler

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History in an Hour series: short reads to enhance your knowledge about a subject in under an hour. More like 20 minutes for this one.

Tough gig, being the wife of Henry VIII. As the rhyme goes: Divorced, Beheaded, Died. Divorced, Beheaded, Survived. No thanks, Henry. I've seen the Holbein paintings. You were not much of a catch. Too much pressure to produce a male heir. Too much infidelity and Royal Court nonsense. I wouldn't have done well in that time. Too much sass in me.

Straightforward information about each of the six wives. A good primer to get you started. ( )
  GovMarley | Aug 6, 2017 |
This book does a good job of achieving its goal - a quick to read, easy to understand summary of each of the 6 wives of Henry the VIII. It is a great memory refresher! ( )
  peggy.s | Mar 6, 2015 |
Short and concise. Did what it promises on the cover - provided me with a basic overview and understanding about the politics around Henry VIII and his marriages in an hour. ( )
  Ms_Kasia | Oct 4, 2014 |
A clearly written and brief academically sound account of Henry 8 Wives that can be read in an hour about a turbulent time in British History.
Henry 8 reign was dominated by his love life and pursuing the woman he wanted at any cost. That cost was orchestrated by a conniving Bishop and court intrigue which helped put women to death who shouldn't have been. Unjust laws also play a part. ( )
  wonderperson | Mar 29, 2013 |
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'Henry VIII's Wives' will introduce you to Catherine of Aragon, Anne Boleyn, Jane Seymour, Anne of Cleves, Katherine Howard and Catherine Parr, and the events that followed each marriage.

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