The Six Wives of Henry VIII

The Six Wives of Henry VIII


By (author) David Loades

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  • Publisher: Amberley Publishing
  • Format: Paperback | 240 pages
  • Dimensions: 156mm x 234mm x 20mm | 399g
  • Publication date: 19 July 2009
  • Publication City/Country: Chalford
  • ISBN 10: 1848683359
  • ISBN 13: 9781848683358
  • Illustrations note: 40 colour illustrations
  • Sales rank: 481,696

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The marital ups and downs of England's most infamous king. The story of Henry VIII and his six wives has passed from history into legend - taught in the cradle as a cautionary tale and remembered in adulthood as an object lesson in the dangers of marrying into royalty. The true story behind the legend, however, remains obscure to most people, whose knowledge of the affair begins and ends with the aide memoire 'Divorced, executed, died, divorce, executed, survived'. David Loades masterly book recounts the whole sorry tale in detail from Henry's first marriage, to his brother's widow, to more or less contented old age in the care of the motherly Catherine Parr.

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Author information

David Loades is Emeritus Professor of the University of Wales and Honorary Research Professor of the University of Sheffield. He has written nine books on the Tudors, including: Elizabeth I ('Succeeds in depicting her to us as a real woman - a very good book' LITERARY REVIEW; 'Readable, searching and wise' NEW STATESMAN), Mary Tudor: A Life ('An excellent and sensitive biography' THE OBSERVER), The Chronicle of the Tudor Kings, The Chronicle of the Tudor Queens, The Reign of Mary Tudor, The Fighting Tudors, The Making of the Tudor Navy, The Tudor Queens, and Henry VIII: Court, Church & Conflict. He is currently writing a major new biography of Henry VIII for Amberley Publishing. He lives in Burford in Oxfordshire.

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'Neither Starkey nor Weir has the assurance and command of Loades' SIMON HEFFER, LITERARY REVIEW