Book Reviews of The Wives of Henry VIII

The Wives of Henry VIII
The Wives of Henry VIII
Author: Antonia Fraser
ISBN-13: 9780679730019
ISBN-10: 067973001X
Publication Date: 11/30/1993
Pages: 496
Rating:
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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4.1 stars, based on 40 ratings
Publisher: Vintage
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 4
A great resource on Henry and the wives. Antonia Fraser gives interesting perspective and tried to be as balanced as possible. I'd also recommend Alison Weir's book by the same name to read afterwards for a slightly different angle, especially on the Katherine of Aragon/Anne Boleyn situation.
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Helpful Score: 4
Excellent well researched book. It explains in great detail the though and reasoning as to why Henry VIII was compelled to have six wives. Had Catrine of Aragon had a son who lived, who knows how world history would have been altered, yet she did not thus leading to England's split from the Catholic Church, Henry's quest to have a male heir regardless of the cost, including human life. It is a must read book if you have any intrest in Tudor England.
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Helpful Score: 3
Excellent book. As the king grew less tolerant with each new wife, the successors had to be very careful or the penalty was death.
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Helpful Score: 3
Fantastic book detailing the 6 wives of Henry VIII and the events leading up to their marriages and demises. Told in a story like fashion, this book is easy to read and accurate with many references from the historical documents to back up the information. I could not put this book down!
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Helpful Score: 2
Wonderful biography covering Henry VIII's wives.
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Helpful Score: 1
Comprehensive and dense, yet interesting and an entertaining read!