Book Reviews of The Six Wives of Henry VIII

The Six Wives of Henry VIII
The Six Wives of Henry VIII
Author: Alison Weir
ISBN-13: 9780345380722
ISBN-10: 034538072X
Publication Date: 3/2/1993
Pages: 656
Rating:
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
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4.3 stars, based on 39 ratings
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 5
I first read this book in 1996 and it (along with Margaret George's novel, "The Autobiography of Henry VIII") turned me into a full-blown Tudor maniac.

Henry VIII's six wives were fascinating people, and Alison Weir truly brings them to life. Who knew Anne of Cleves, who had the shortest marriage, would end up the luckiest of Henry's wives? Or that Katherine Parr nearly went to the block, like two queens before her? Besides telling the stories of royalty, Weir's book is chock-full of fascinating tidbits on what life was like in those times.

The book is easy to read yet backed up thoroughly by research and scholarship -- a perfect book for someone who finds history dry and unreadable. Through the engaging biographies of the six wives, Weir illuminates the history of Henry himself and the tumultuous times in which he lived.
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Helpful Score: 4
I love this author, and I find her books to be well researched. Her writing is very engaging. This is more of the story of each wife. The book "A King and His Court" would be better if you are interested in Henry himself. Although, this does give some insight to Henry, as it details the decision making(or lack thereof) of picking each wife.
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Helpful Score: 1
I found this book to be very informative. Much is known about the King's first two wives, and was nice to learn more about the other four. Also gave very interesting information on his children, as well as members of the court. Author's style of writing is easy to understand, and the book flows smoothly. Highly recommend this book for anyone interested in the Tudors.
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Fascinating story of Henry XIII and his wives; how he came to marry them and lose them in various ways. Well researched and clearly presented.
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I love this author, and I find her books to be well researched. Her writing is very engaging.
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I first read this book in 1996 and it (along with Margaret George's novel, "The Autobiography of Henry VIII") turned me into a full-blown Tudor maniac.

Henry VIII's six wives were fascinating people, and Alison Weir truly brings them to life. Who knew Anne of Cleves, who had the shortest marriage, would end up the luckiest of Henry's wives? Or that Katherine Parr nearly went to the block, like two queens before her? Besides telling the stories of royalty, Weir's book is chock-full of fascinating tidbits on what life was like in those times.

The book is easy to read yet backed up thoroughly by research and scholarship -- a perfect book for someone who finds history dry and unreadable. Through the engaging biographies of the six wives, Weir illuminates the history of Henry himself and the tumultuous times in which he lived.