Six Wives

Six Wives : The Queens of Henry VIII

4.12 (7,970 ratings by Goodreads)
By (author) 

Free delivery worldwide

Available. Dispatched from the UK in 2 business days
When will my order arrive?


No 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 more

Product details

  • Paperback | 880 pages
  • 137.16 x 203.2 x 53.34mm | 181.44g
  • HarperCollins
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0060005505
  • 9780060005504
  • 295,827

Review quote

Truly, this is history made as fluent and compelling as excellent fiction. --Booklist (starred review)"show more

Rating details

7,970 ratings
4.12 out of 5 stars
5 40% (3,195)
4 38% (2,996)
3 18% (1,430)
2 3% (267)
1 1% (82)
Book ratings by Goodreads
Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We're featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Close X