Six Wives

by David Starkey | Biographies & Memoirs |
ISBN: 0099437244 Global Overview for this book
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Journal Entry 1 by sturpy on Sunday, April 11, 2021
Divorced, beheaded, died, divorced, beheaded, survived

CATHERINE OF ARAGON: the pious Spanish Catholic who suffered years of miscarriages and failed to produce a male heir...
ANNE BOLEYN: the pretty, clever, French-educated Protestant whose marriage to Henry changed England forever...
JANE SEYMOUR: the demure and submissive contrast to Anne Boleyn's radical and vampish style...
ANNE OF CLEVES: 'the mare of Flanders' whose short marriage to the overweight Henry followed a farcical 'beauty contest'...
CATHERINE HOWARD: the flirtatious teenager whose adulteries made a fool of the ageing king... CATHERINE PARR: the shrewd, religiously radical bluestocking who outlived him...

David Starkey gives us a richly textured picture of daily life at the Tudor Court from the woman's point of view. Above all, he establishes the interaction of the private and the public, and demonstrates how the Queens of Henry VIII were central in determining political policy.

Journal Entry 2 by sturpy at The British Museum in Bloomsbury, Greater London United Kingdom on Monday, April 12, 2021

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