Books of King Henry VIII and his Wives (British Library) by James P. Carley

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Subjects:

  • Biography: general,
  • British & Irish history: c 1500 to c 1700,
  • History,
  • History - General History,
  • History: World,
  • England,
  • Books & Reading,
  • Europe - Great Britain - General,
  • History / Great Britain

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The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
Number of Pages160
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7793377M
ISBN 100712347917
ISBN 109780712347914

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King Henry VIII was one of the most intelligent and widely read monarchs of the renaissance. From surviving catalogues, which tell us what books he had, it is clear he was deeply involved in theological debate and monastic history, especially when moving to the break with Rome. At the same time, he was a Humanist scholar ahead of his time in Cited by: The rhyme that has stuck with me since school is divorced, beheaded, died, divorced, beheaded, survived.

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From surviving catalogues, which tell us what books he had, it is clear he was deeply involved in theological debate and monastic history, especially when moving to the break with Rome.

At the same time, he was a Humanist scholar ahead of his time in all the liberal arts, especially music and s: 1. David Starkey - Wikipedia. The tempestuous, bloody, and splendid reign of Henry VIII of England () 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 Brand: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.

These are the best books about the six wives of Henry VIII and their stories. Although I think it is a shame that other monarchs don’t get the same amount of attention, I can’t deny that Henry VIII and his wives still have an undeniable hold over people today. Trends in history come and ago, and Henry VIII’s court remains.

Although quite long (22 hours, or nearly pages in hardcover), The Six Wives of Henry VIII was consistently interesting. To the extent possible, Weir focused on each woman's personality, her actions, and her own words, and as a result "Henry VIII's wives" became intriguing people in their own right/5.

Her first book, Britain's Royal Families, was published in Her other books include The Six Wives of Henry VIII; Children of England; Eleanor of Aquitaine; Henry VIII: King and Court; Mary, Queen of Scots; and Isabella.

Her first novel, Innocent Traitor, was published in /5(57). For fans of Wolf Hall, Alison Weir’s New York Times bestselling biography of Henry VIII brilliantly brings to life the king, the court, and the fascinating men and women who vied for its pleasures and rewards.

“WEIR’S BOOK OUTSHINES ALL PREVIOUS STUDIES OF HENRY. Beautifully written, exhaustive in its research, it is a gem She succeeds masterfully in making Henry and his six wives /5().

I loved Alison Weir’s biography of Henry VIII. Indeed, I have loved all her books. Both fiction and non-fiction. I also love historical fiction. Phillipa Gregory, Hillary Mantel, Antonia Fraser, et al.

But Weir’s biography of Henry VIII was the bo. Get this from a library. The books of King Henry VIII and his wives. [James P Carley] -- "Celebrated for his magnificence, daring in his defiance of papal authority and restless in his choice of wives, Henry VIII was also one of the most intelligent and widely read monarchs of the.

About Henry VIII. For fans of Wolf Hall, Alison Weir’s New York Times bestselling biography of Henry VIII brilliantly brings to life the king, the court, and the fascinating men and women who vied for its pleasures and rewards. BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Alison Weir’s Mary Boleyn.

Henry VIII, renowned for his command of power, celebrated for his intellect, presided over. The complete review's Review. The Books of King Henry VIII and his Wives is a companion volume to Carley's The Libraries of King Henry VIII, a more approachable (and much shorter) general illustrated ( pictures, many in colour), it offers more of an overview than detail, but nevertheless provides a great deal of (often fascinating) information.

And Henry VIII is a person whose very life seems fictitious: especially in regards to his six wives, the beheading of two of them, and his unstable temperament in later life.

Through extensive research, however, Weir gives us a fuller picture of Henry VIII, and the period in which he ruled/5. The New York Times bestselling history of the legendary six wives of Henry VIII--from the acclaimed author of Marie Antoinette.

Under Antonia Fraser's intent scrutiny, Catherine of Aragon emerges as a scholar-queen who steadfastly refused to grant a divorce to her royal husband; Anne Boleyn is absolved of everything but a sharp tongue and an inability to produce a male heir; and Catherine Parr Cited by:   Buy a cheap copy of The Six Wives of Henry VIII book by Alison Weir.

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A story of a frustrated man wanting a son to leave his legacy to.4/5(55). Henry VIII: the king and his court User Review - Not Available - Book Verdict. The events surrounding Henry VIII's tumultuous life have long held public fascination. Weir (The Six Wives of Henry VIII) here examines the minutiae of his daily life and gives prominence to the Read full review.

The Six Wives of Henry VIII by Alison Weir draws on contemporary sources to tell the story of Henry VIII’s six wives, Catherine of Aragon (mother of Mary, annulled), Anne Boleyn (mother of Elizabeth, executed), Jane Seymour (mother of Edward VI, died due to childbirth), Anne of Cleves (annulled), Catherine Howard (executed), and Catherine Parr (marriage ended when he died)/5().

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 5/5(2). Henry VIII 6 Wives: Henry VIII 6 Wives - Composition Notebook: Pages, College Ruled, 6" x 9" (Great Gift for Friends, Family Members, Students & Teachers or an Excellent Journal) by RG Dragon Publishing | 3 Jul King Henry VIII has been the subject of more books and movies than any other English king or queen.

He was a complex and fascinating historical figure, dynamic and often contradictory. Married six times, he defended England against the biggest invasion since the Battle of Hastings in He was often a tyrant who ordered executions with seemingly little provocation.

King Henry VIII. Will soon finds himself in a dubious position of power. As the KING'S FOOL, he has unprecedented access to the notorious king but all Will craves is the love of one woman. Will's tale is one of love lost and gained as he recounts the history of King Henry VIII and his six wives through the eyes of the KING'S FOOL.

In her new book, Alison Weir, author of the finest royal chronicles of our time, brings to vibrant life the turbulent, complex figure of Henry VIII and the glittering court he made his own. In an age when a monarch's domestic and political lives were inextricably intertwined, a king as powerful and brilliant as Henry VIII exercised enormous /5(84).

"WEIR'S BOOK OUTSHINES ALL PREVIOUS STUDIES OF HENRY. Beautifully written, exhaustive in its research, it is a gem She succeeds masterfully in making Henry and his six wives come alive for the reader.""-Philadelphia Inquirer Henry VIII, renowned for his command of power and celebrated for his intellect, presided over one of the most magnificent-and dangerous-courts in Renaissance 4/5(12).

This book is exciting, and once you start reading it you can't stop. This is the story of Henry VIII's last wife. How she after two marriages to elder men, finally met the man she loved and wanted to marry, only to be chosen by Henry VIII, as his sixth wife.

David Robert Starkey CBE (born 3 January ) is an English historian and a radio and television presenter. The only child of Quaker parents, he attended Kendal Grammar School before studying at Cambridge through a he specialised in Tudor history, writing a thesis on King Henry VIII's household.

From Cambridge, he moved to the London School of Economics, where he was a. Henry VIII (28 June – 28 January ) was King of England from 21 April until his death. He was Lord, and later King of Ireland and claimant to the Kingdom of France.

Henry was the second monarch of the House of Tudor, succeeding his father, Henry VII. Besides his six marriages, Henry VIII is known for his role in the separation of Author: King Henry VIII.

“The story of King Henry VIII and his unlucky wives has been told before, but the scope and depth of Weir’s research provide a wealth of detail missing from many other narrative histories about the Tudors.”—Publishers Weekly “An exquisite treatment, sure to become a classic.”—Booklist.

Buy a cheap copy of Henry VIII: The King and His Court book by Alison Weir. Contemporary observers described the young king in glowing terms. At over six feet tall, with rich auburn hair, clear skin, and a slender waist, he was, to many, Free shipping over $ Henry VIII, King of England, -- Marriage.

See also what's at your library, or elsewhere. Broader terms: Henry VIII, King of England, ; Marriage; Filed under: Henry VIII, King of England, -- Marriage Anne Boleyn: A Chapter of English History, (2 volumes; London: Macmillan and Co., ), by Paul Friedmann.

Volume I: multiple formats at In common parlance, the wives of Henry VIII were the six queens consort wedded to Henry between and his death in In legal terms, King Henry VIII of England had only three wives, because three of his marriages were annulled by the Church of r, he was never granted an annulment by the Pope, as he desired, for Catherine of Aragon, his first wife.

Shop our collection of Henry VIII and Tudor gifts, homewares and jewellery inspired by Henry VIII and his reign. Henry VIII was King of England from until his death in The second Tudor monarch, he is famous for having six wives - Katherine of Aragon, Anne Boleyn, Jane Seymour, Anne of Cleves, Catherine Howard and Kateryn Parr, who survived him.

King Henry VIII was an influential leader of his time. However, today he is mostly remembered for having six wives. He was known as a good king but a terrible husband. All his wives were very unhappy. There are many legends and rumors concerning Henry's life. This book allows the reader to get more insight into what was really happening in the King's palace.

The story is narrated from the. The Six Wives of Henry VIII is an account of Henry VIII's marriages by British historian Alison Weir.

The book was Weir's first historical work since her first book, Britain's Royal is divided into three sections - "Catherine of Aragon," "The Great Matter" and "How many wives will he have?".

Henry VIII was King of England from until his death in He is best known for six marriages and his effort to annul his first marriage, which led to the separation of the Church of. British Legends: The Life and Legacy of King Henry VIII chronicles Henry VIII’s life and reign, but it also humanizes the man who fashioned himself both an athlete and scholar.

Along with pictures of important people, places, and events in his life, you will learn about Henry VIII. Henry VIII: The King and His Court - Ebook written by Alison Weir. Read this book using Google Play Books app on your PC, android, iOS devices.

Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read Henry VIII: The King and His Court/5(23). Henry VIII, King and Court is a superb book, especially if you're interested in the small details of everyday life at court.

You might also enjoy The Reign of Henry VIII by David Starkey or his Virtuous Prince, which concentrates exclusively on Henry's youth and teenage years, as does Young Henry by Robert Hutchinson.

Her acclaimed books include Thomas Cromwell: The Untold Story of Henry VIII’s Most Faithful Servant. Research for a forthcoming book on Henry .This book celebrates the pageantry and opulence of the Tudor royal court.

Included are 9 paper dolls, 3 of Henry at different ages, and six depicting his 6 wives. The dolls are accompanied by 16 lavish costumes, some of which are pictured here. The book is in perfect condition.King Henry VIII is horribly famous for: having a bit of a weight problem; marrying six unlucky wives; and, getting very carried away with his chopping block.

This book tells the readers the facts that Henry: was a handsome hunk and sports star; accused his second wife of witchcraft; and, bricked up his .

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