Six Wives: The Queens of Henry VIII

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Title: Six Wives: The Queens of Henry VIII
Author: David Starkey
ISBN10: 0060005505
ISBN13: 978-0060005504
Publisher: Harper Perennial; Reprint edition (May 4, 2004)
Language: English
Subcategory: Historical
Size PDF: 1675 kb
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Rating: 4.9/5
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Pages: 880 pages
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Six Wives: The Queens of Henry VIII by David Starkey


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No one in history had a more eventful career in matrimony than Henry VIII. His marriages were daring and tumultuous, and made instant legends of six very different women. In this remarkable study, David Starkey argues that the king was not a depraved philanderer but someone seeking happiness -- and a son. Knowingly or not, he elevateda group of women to extraordinary heights and changed the way a nation was governed.

Six Wives is a masterful work of history that intimately examines the rituals of diplomacy, marriage, pregnancy, and religion that were part of daily life for women at the Tudor Court. Weaving new facts and fresh interpretations into a spellbinding account of the emotional drama surrounding Henry's six marriages, David Starkey reveals the central role that the queens played in determining policy. With an equally keen eye for romantic and political intrigue, he brilliantly recaptures the story of Henry's wives and the England they ruled.