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The six wives of Henry VIII [electronic resource] / Alison Weir.

Weir, Alison, 1951- (Author). hoopla digital. (Added Author).
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  • ISBN: 9780802198754 (electronic bk.)
  • ISBN: 0802198759 (electronic bk.)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource
  • Publisher: [United States] : Grove/Atlantic, Inc., 2007.
  • Distributor: Made available through hoopla

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Summary, etc.:
The tempestuous, bloody, and splendid reign of Henry VIII of England (1509-1547) is one of the most fascinating in all history, not least for his marriage to six extraordinary women. In this accessible work of brilliant scholarship, Alison Weir draws on early biographies, letters, memoirs, account books, and diplomatic reports to bring these women to life. Catherine of Aragon emerges as a staunch though misguided woman of principle; Anne Boleyn, an ambitious adventuress with a penchant for vengeance; Jane Seymour, a strong-minded matriarch in the making; Anne of Cleves, a good-natured and innocent woman naively unaware of the court intrigues that determined her fate; Catherine Howard, an empty-headed wanton; and Catherine Parr, a warm-blooded bluestocking who survived King Henry to marry a fourth time.
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Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Henry VIII, King of England, 1491-1547 > Marriage.
Marriages of royalty and nobility > Great Britain > History > 16th century.
Electronic books.
Great Britain > History > Henry VIII, 1509-1547 > Biography.
Queens > Great Britain > Biography.
Wives > Great Britain > Biography.

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