The Six Wives of Henry VIII

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Orion Publishing Group, Limited, 1993 - 479 էջ
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The six wives of Henry VIII - Catherine of Aragon, Anne Boleyn, Jane Seymour, Anna of Cleves, Katherine Howard and Catherine Parr - have become defined in a popular sense not so much by their lives as by the way these lives ended.

But, as Antonia Fraser conclusively proves, they were rich and feisty characters. They may have been victims of Henry's obsession with a male heir, but they were not willing victims. On the contrary, they displayed considerable strength and intelligence at a time when their sex supposedly possessed little of either.

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Հաճախորդի կարծիքը  - tommi180744 -

Excellent detailed account of each one of the unfortunate females the greatest predatory hedonist of his age took legally to his bed. None of them deserved Henry as a husband although some of them ... Read full review

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Հաճախորդի կարծիքը  - Schmerguls - LibraryThing

5485. The Wives of Henry VIII, by Antonia Fraser (read 15 Jul 2017) This is a1993 book which I read because I had read 7 books by Antonia Fraser and liked them and thought I should read this one, even ... Read full review

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Հեղինակի մասին (1993)

Antonia Fraser has written many acclaimed historical works which have been international bestsellers. She has won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize, the St Louis Literary Award and CWA Non-Fiction Gold Dagger. Antonia Fraser was made CBE in 1999. She is married to the playwright Harold Pinter and lives in London.

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