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Six Wives : The Queens of Henry VIII

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Profiles the six marriages of King Henry VIII against the political drama of the Tudor era, tracing his relatively stable twenty-four-year first marriage to Catherine of Aragon and subsequent whirlwind decade of new brides, including two who were executed. Reprint.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 880 pages
  • 137.16 x 203.2 x 53.34mm | 181.44g
  • HARPER PERENNIAL
  • New York, NY, Australia
  • English
  • Reprint
  • Illustrations, unspecified
  • 0060005505
  • 9780060005504
  • 323,812

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"Truly, this is history made as fluent and compelling as excellent fiction."--Booklist (starred review) "Extraordinary. . . . With each queen, Starkey offers a vivid character study."--Sunday Times (London) "Brilliant. ... Six Wives provides an intriguing new perspective on this key period in English history."--Daily Telegraph (London) "Acute and imaginative. ... [Starkey's] communication of subtle points in simple and vivid language is masterly."--Sunday Telegraph "Exciting. ... Very acute. ... It is so gripping that one finishes it wishing it were even longer."--Mail on Sunday Exciting. ... Very acute. ... It is so gripping that one finishes it wishing it were even longer. --Mail on Sunday" Extraordinary. . . . With each queen, Starkey offers a vivid character study. --Sunday Times (London)" Acute and imaginative. ... [Starkey s] communication of subtle points in simple and vivid language is masterly. --Sunday Telegraph" Brilliant. ... Six Wives provides an intriguing new perspective on this key period in English history. --Daily Telegraph (London)" Truly, this is history made as fluent and compelling as excellent fiction. --Booklist (starred review)"
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8,345 ratings
4.13 out of 5 stars
5 40% (3,374)
4 37% (3,128)
3 18% (1,483)
2 3% (276)
1 1% (84)
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