Six Wives

Six Wives

The Queens of Henry VIII

by David Starkey

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 04/05/2004

 

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 ruled.

ISBN:
9780060005504
9780060005504
Category:
Biography: historical
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
04-05-2004
Language:
English
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Country of origin:
United States
Dimensions (mm):
203.2x134.92x35.81mm
Weight:
0.76kg

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