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Henry VIII and his queens

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Published by A. Sutton in Stroud, Gloucestershire .
Written in English



  • Great Britain


  • Henry VIII, King of England, 1491-1547 -- Marriage,
  • Tudor, House of,
  • Marriages of royalty and nobility -- Great Britain -- History -- 16th century,
  • Queens -- Great Britain -- Biography,
  • Great Britain -- Politics and government -- 1509-1547,
  • Great Britain -- Kings and rulers -- Succession

Book details:

Edition Notes

StatementDavid Loades.
LC ClassificationsDA333.A2 L63 1996
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 179 p. :
Number of Pages179
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL601312M
ISBN 100750912472
LC Control Number96194996

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  Henry VIII, renowned for his command of power, celebrated for his intellect, presided over the most stylish—and dangerous—court in Renaissance Europe. Scheming cardinals vied for power with newly rich landowners and merchants, brilliant painters and architects introduced a new splendor into art and design, and each of Henry's six queens /5(35). This was a decent book, but I would have liked to have been able to read more details about some of the battles that King Henry VIII was in before the situation concerning his marriages. Yes, some would say that his marriages are what made him such a popular figure, but I have read about those, and am now looking for other details/5.   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.   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 (28 June – 28 January ) was King of England from until his death in Henry is best known for his six marriages, and, in particular, his efforts to have his first marriage (to Catherine of Aragon) disagreement with Pope Clement VII on the question of such an annulment led Henry to initiate the English Reformation, separating the Church of England. Neville Williams in his book (Henry VIII and his court, ) is imprecise about the number of pregnancies but notes that, as early as , Henry was "mindful of prior miscarriages". Referring to , A. F. Pollard in his book (Henry VIII, ) suggests that "it is probable that about this time the Queen had various miscarriages". Various. About Six Wives: The Queens of Henry VIII book: No one ever sold had a far more eventful career in matrimony than Henry VIII. His marriages were daring and tumultuous, and made instant legends of six completely different women. In this exceptional study, David Starkey argues that the king had not been a depraved philanderer but someone seeking. Henry VIII and his queens — First published in Subjects Politics and government, Kings and rulers, Marriages of royalty and nobility, Marriage, Succession, History, Biography, QueensPages:

  A new novel by Tudor historian Alison Weir outlines a controversial alternative to the oft-cited account of Henry VIII’s divorce from his fourth wife, Anne of Cleves. As Sarah Knapton reports. The reason for the many marriages and their unfortunate/cruel outcome, was Henry VIII's desperate attempt to get at least one male heir to the throne. His marriages failed in ensuring this succession, and therein lay the unique fate of his six queens and the religious and political developments in England during Henry's reign. She was the fifth wife of Henry VIII, and the second of his queens to die on his orders. The first, Anne Boleyn, was Katheryn’s elder first cousin, and she was executed some six years earlier. The imprisonment and execution of Queen Anne Boleyn, Henry VIII's second wife, in May was unprecedented in English history. It was sensational in its day, .