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The Wives of Henry VIII

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 27, 2001

    A must for Tudor fans

    This is one of the best books I have ever read about King Henry and his wives. Her style is informative but readable. I have read it 3 times. I like the insight she gives into the backgrounds of each wife. I was truly impressed with the way she did not allow any bias she may have had to interfer with the information presented. Too many times authors allow their preconceived ideas to come between the reader and facts. This book truly allows you to look at each individual and come to your own opinions.

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  • Posted January 8, 2014

    Love this author! Great read!

    Love this author! Great read!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 29, 2013

    The book is very informative without being overwhelming. A grea

    The book is very informative without being overwhelming. A great read!!!

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  • Posted April 5, 2009

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    Worth the time it takes to read

    I love this book, and have read it twice now, as well as Antonia Fraser's Marie Antoinette biography. This book is thorough and absolutely enjoyable if you like Tudor history. The amazing thing is Fraser does not seem to bias toward any one queen; she takes the same time and care with all six ladies and their stories. Fraser has a knack for explaining what motivations might have been behind the actions of these women, so that it's no longer as great a mystery why on earth Katherine Howard would commit adultery against a man who had already had one wife executed for the crime. The book's tone is very straightforward, and at times, dry, so be prepared accordingly--its first purpose is to be informative, rather than entertaining. I don't mean that it isn't entertaining, just that entertainment purposes were not the first thing in Fraser's mind when she wrote it, and accordingly some passages are somewhat slow or bland. Overall, though, a very good read, I think.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 6, 2003

    A Great History Book

    This book is absolutely 100% historically accurate in my mind. I just don't think it is very readable. I still liked it.

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