The Mistresses of Henry VIII
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The Mistresses of Henry VIII

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Seventeen-year-old Henry VIII was `a youngling, he cares for nothing but girls and hunting.' Over the years, this didn't change much. Henry was considered a demi-god by his subjects, so each woman he chose was someone who had managed to stand out in a crowd of stunning ladies. Looking good was not enough (indeed, many of Henry's lovers were considered unattractive); she had to have something extra special to keep the king's interest. And Henry's women were every bit as intriguing as the man himself. In this book, Henry's mistresses are rescued from obscurity. The sixteenth century was a time of profound changes in religion and society across Europe - and some of Henry's lovers were at the forefront of influencing these events. Kelly Hart gives an excellent insight into the love life of our most popular king, and the twelve women who knew the man behind the mask.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 124 x 196 x 22mm | 258.55g
  • The History Press Ltd
  • Stroud, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0752458523
  • 9780752458526
  • 334,850

About Kelly Hart

Kelly Hart is a historian, author, and teacher, specializing in the women of the Tudor period.show more

Review quote

"Provides an excellent insight into the love life of one of our most popular kings, and the 12 women who knew the man behind the mask." --Majesty magazineshow more

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1,926 ratings
4.02 out of 5 stars
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4 31% (588)
3 23% (437)
2 5% (96)
1 2% (31)

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I really enjoyed this read - despite getting a bit muddled with all the Annes, Elizabeths and Marys! It was a fascinating insight into Henry VIII and how the court worked. Would highly recommend to anyone interested in the Tudor period as it is unusual to get so many womens stories.show more
by Mrs Therese Molnar
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