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    DescriptionNo one in history had a more eventful career in matrimony than Henry VIII. His marriages were daring and tumultuous, and made instant legends of six very different women. In this remarkable study, David Starkey argues that the king was not a depraved philanderer but someone seeking happiness -- and a son. Knowingly or not, he elevateda group of women to extraordinary heights and changed the way a nation was governed.Six Wives is a masterful work of history that intimately examines the rituals of diplomacy, marriage, pregnancy, and religion that were part of daily life for women at the Tudor Court. Weaving new facts and fresh interpretations into a spellbinding account of the emotional drama surrounding Henry's six marriages, David Starkey reveals the central role that the queens played in determining policy. With an equally keen eye for romantic and political intrigue, he brilliantly recaptures the story of Henry's wives and the England they ruled.


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    Title
    Six Wives
    Subtitle
    The Queens of Henry VIII
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) David Starkey
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 880
    Width: 137 mm
    Height: 203 mm
    Thickness: 53 mm
    Weight: 181 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780060005504
    ISBN 10: 0060005505
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25580
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET030
    Ingram Theme: CULT/BRITIS
    LC subject heading:
    B&T General Subject: 170
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    Libri: I-BA
    DC22: B
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: BIO022000
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 14
    B&T Approval Code: A40303000
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/16CNTY
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC22: 942.05/2/0922
    LC classification: DA333.A2 S73 2004B
    LC subject heading: , ,
    B&T Approval Code: A15202000
    BISAC V2.8: BIO014000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: BIO006000
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Publisher
    HarperCollins
    Imprint name
    HARPER PERENNIAL
    Publication date
    04 May 2004
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Review quote
    "Exciting. ... Very acute. ... It is so gripping that one finishes it wishing it were even longer."--Mail on Sunday