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The Six Wives of Henry VIII

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16 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

facinating!

after watching The Tudors, i wanted to go more in depth and had heard good things about Alison Weir's works. I loved the book and went through it very quickly. was fascinated that even though The Tudors is largely dramatized for entertainment value, quite a few of the...
after watching The Tudors, i wanted to go more in depth and had heard good things about Alison Weir's works. I loved the book and went through it very quickly. was fascinated that even though The Tudors is largely dramatized for entertainment value, quite a few of the details in the book are shown in the series. it keeps you enthralled like a fiction book, all the while enlightening you to life during Henry VIII's reign. the backgrounds on each wife were very detailed and really painted a portrait of each that helped enlighten how they came to their (mostly) unfortunate ends.
since reading this book, i have followed up with The Children of Henry VIII and just finished The Life of Elizabeth I. Am now starting Mary, Queen of Scots, with The War of the Roses waiting in the wings! will probably check out Ms. Weir's other books as well - including Henry VIII that i got for my dad for his birthday when he's finished!
I would highly reccomend this book for anyone interested in learning more about the life and times during the reign of Henry VIII.

posted by kamiPA on June 15, 2009

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2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

NOT WORTH THE MONEY OR TIME

This is one of the most dull and boring books I have read since reading droll text books in school. It jumps around way to much. Just when you think that thr story of this wife is done, she takes you back in time to repeat the story again. I am truly sorry I purchased t...
This is one of the most dull and boring books I have read since reading droll text books in school. It jumps around way to much. Just when you think that thr story of this wife is done, she takes you back in time to repeat the story again. I am truly sorry I purchased this one. I have read many books on this subject, this being the most boring.

posted by Anonymous on September 21, 2013

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 28, 2008

    Lady Renee- wasnt what I expected.

    I have to say that although I loved the fact that I felt I was reading Henry's diary, I was hoping that it would have been better than it was. I think 530 pages into the book'I just checked' I was really at the edge of my seat. Anne and 5 of her lovers are beheaded including her brother George. I mean I wasnt excited that they were beheaded...I was excited at the fact that finally! Something happened...I mean Yes More was beheaded as well, but in the book when Anne is Beheaded and her head is lifted by her long glossy hair...her eyes are still moving and and her lips are moving as if trying to say something. And before any of this the story kept dragging on and on and on. I would try to read at least a 100 pages a day. It took me about 2 weeks to finish. And I have to admit....i couldnt wait to start reading another book/novel. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion. I just think that if you have great patience...then this is the book for you. I was just so upset that I had to wait 530 pages for something...something to happen. And you are probably wondering why I would continue reading...right? I just felt like I owed to myself to finish the book since I already got so far into it. And honestly, my love for Henry VIII. good luck.

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  • Posted February 8, 2014

    Fasinating history

    I love history, and this kept me interested Too bad he was so selfish.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2011

    Finally Finished It

    Don't know why it took so long. Though, I thoroughly enjoyed the last part of the book about Anne of Cleves and Katherine Parr.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 19, 2011

    I liked it

    I find King Henry VIII, his wives, and his children fascinating. This was very interesting and I learned a lot about the King and his wives.

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