The Six Wives of Henry VIII

Author(s): Alison Weir

Biographies & Memoirs

"One of the most powerful monarchs in British history, Henry VIII ruled England in unprecedented splendour. In this remarkable composite biography, Alison Weir brings Henry's six wives vividly to life, revealing each as a distinct and compelling personality in her own right. Drawing upon the rich fund of documentary material from the Tudor period, The Six Wives of Henry VIIIshows us a court where personal needs frequently influenced public events and where a life of gorgeously ritualised pleasure was shot through with ambition, treason and violence."


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Thoroughly researched and with a real understanding of the times these six fascinating women lived through, Alison Weir's new book reveals a Tudor England where personal needs and private emotion could, and frequently did, override or influence national events.

Alison Weir lives and works in Surrey. Her books include Britain's Royal Families, Children of England, Eleanor of Aquitaine, Henry VIII: King and Court, Mary, Queen of Scots and, most recently, Isabella.

General Fields

  • : 9780099523628
  • : Penguin Random House
  • : Arrow
  • : 0.481
  • : March 2008
  • : 198mm X 130mm X 41mm
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Alison Weir
  • : Paperback
  • : 1
  • : English
  • : 942/.052/0922
  • : 656
  • : British & Irish history: c 1500 to c 1700
  • : 1