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The Six Wives Of Henry VIII : Women in History - Lady Antonia Fraser

The Six Wives Of Henry VIII

Women in History

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Published: 1st January 2003
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The six wives of Henry VIII - Catherine of Aragon, Anne Boleyn, Jane Seymour, Anna of Cleves, Katherine Howard and Catherine Parr - have become defined in a popular sense not so much by their lives as by the way these lives ended. But, as Antonia Fraser conclusively proves, they were rich and feisty characters. They may have been victims of Henry's obsession with a male heir, but they were not willing victims. On the contrary, they displayed considerable strength and intelligence at a time when their sex supposedly possessed little of either. Inevitably there was great rivalry between them, and there was jealousy too - the desperate jealousy of Queens who found themselves abandoned, but also the sexual jealousy of the King who discovered himself betrayed. The story Antonia Fraser tells is romantic and cruel, funny and sad, dramatic and enthralling.

ISBN: 9781842126332
ISBN-10: 1842126334
Series: Women in History
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 608
Published: 1st January 2003
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 13.0 x 19.9  x 4.1
Weight (kg): 0.49
Edition Number: 1