Book Reviews of Divorced, Beheaded, Survived: A Feminist Reinterpretation of the Wives of Henry VIII

Divorced, Beheaded, Survived: A Feminist Reinterpretation of the Wives of Henry VIII
Divorced Beheaded Survived A Feminist Reinterpretation of the Wives of Henry VIII
Author: Karen Lindsey
ISBN-13: 9780201408232
ISBN-10: 0201408236
Publication Date: 5/1/1996
Pages: 264
Rating:
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Publisher: Addison Wesley Publishing Company
Book Type: Paperback
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Quick tour of the women of the Tudor Dynasty (Margaret Beaufort, Henry VIII's wives, and Queens Mary and Elizabeth) interpreting their lives and actions through a feminist lens. Anne Boleyn and Katherine Howard come off looking better than usual, while Henry VIII is (rather one-dimensionally) cast as the evil, egotistical oppressive male.

Interesting take, but if you are looking for a biography of Henry's wives I would recommend Alison Weir's or David Starkey's books instead.