The other tudors : Henry VIII's Mistresses and Bastards. / Philippa Jones.
- ISBN: 9781780090771 (electronic bk)
- ISBN: 9781780090764 (electronic bk)
- Physical Description: 1 online resource
- Edition: 1.
- Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], 2011.
Everybody thinks they know the tale of King Henry VIII's wives: divorced, beheaded died; divorced, beheaded, survived. But behind this familiar story, lies a far more complex truth.This book brings together for the first time the 'other women' of King Henry VIII. When he first came to the throne, Henry VIII's mistresses were dalliances, the playthings of a powerful and handsome man. However, when Anne Boleyn disrupted that pattern, ousting Katherine of Aragon to become Henry's wife, a new status quo was established. Suddenly noble families fought to entangle the king with their sisters and daughters; if wives were to be beheaded or divorced so easily, the mistress of the king was in an enviable position.While Henry VIII has frequently been portrayed as a womanizer, author Philippa Jones reveals a new side to his character. Although he was never faithful, Jones sees him as a serial monogamist: he spent his life in search of a perfect woman...
Electronic reproduction. London : New Holland Publishers UK, 2011. Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 2857 KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 1369 KB).
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