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The Six Wives of Henry VIII: A Captivating Guide to Catherine of Aragon, Anne Boleyn, Jane Seymour, Anne of Cleves, Catherine Howard, and Katherine Parr

Narrated by: Desmond Manny
Length: 3 hrs and 9 mins
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Summary

Explore the Captivating History of the Six Wives of Henry VIII

Henry VIII, King of England and Ireland in the first half of the 16th century, is one of history’s most famous monarchs for many reasons. He ruled ruthlessly, was quick to cry “treason!” and execute, and equally quick to fall in and out of love. Henry changed the religious fabric of England forever and left his mark on the wider world - but what of the six women he took as his queens?

From the regal and capable Catherine of Aragon to the patient and generous Katherine Parr, Henry’s wives represented a range of personalities, goals, beliefs, and influences on the king. Each of Henry’s six wives represented a facet of the king himself, whether he liked to admit it or not; unfortunately, a Queen of England at the side of Henry VIII could never be sure of her husband’s love - or her safety. These are the stories of three Catherines, two Annes, and one Jane.

This audiobook covers topics such as:

  • Henry Tudor
  • Catherine of Aragon
  • Mistress Elizabeth Blount
  • Mistress Mary Boleyn
  • Anne Boleyn
  • Anne of Cleves
  • Mistress Mary Shelton
  • The Wooing of Jane Seymour
  • Catherine Howard
  • The Culpeper Affair
  • Katherine Parr
  • More theories on Henry Tudor’s Fertility
  • The illegitimate children of Henry VIII
  • And much more

So if you want to learn more about the six wives of Henry VIII, buy this audiobook now!

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This author is awesome about history

This book provides more than a brief overview to all six of these fascinating women. It really discusses their lives--as related to Henry and to the times-- in much detail, covering many important points while clarifying misconceptions and legend from fact.

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  • 11-10-18

very good

This book is a superb introduction not just to Henry VIII's wives, but Henry himself: vicariously we see the man through the women who both intrigued and repulsed him. Highly recommended.

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This is the historical version without sacrificing drama. It's much better than any of the fictional versions. It contains interpretation of English Reformation, women's status along with Henry's motives, a comparative evaluation of the wives and extensive historical backgrounds of each one.

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Very Good audiobook


Very good bok. Places each wife in context and puts a human face on each one. Truly fascinating and very thorough, this book will give you an accurate view of Henry VIII and his six wives.

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Another Fantanstic Book


Easy to digest with new facts about the relationship between the families. The captivating history always write facts that make its books so enjoyed.

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Grab It You'll Love It

I have read several of the books on the six wives of Henry VIII, however this one by this author is the best, and contains more interesting material than any of the others,

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Wonderful


If you haven't ready anything by this author yet, than this will be a good place to start. Highly recommended!

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Keep Up Good Work

A comprehensive look at the wives presenting them as real people not just queens. Definitely good.

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Captivating History


Love it so far. the history is amazing and very well researched. will love it to the end. a big book, packed to the hilt and you feel like you are there with the kings and court and princess and queens. very good

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Revealing Book

I really enjoyed this book, and I was very happy it didn’t skip over Anne of Cleves or Catherines Howard and Parr, who always get such short shrift.

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  • 11-10-18

Very Entertaining and Informative


I found the book to be not only interesting, but filled with details. It is the best book on this subject that I have read. I highly recommend it.

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  • 11-10-18

Exciting


Thanks for the book. I wanted to do some research on Henry VIII before visiting England next year. Thanks again for the book.

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  • Allison
  • 11-10-18

Good Biography

This was an interesting book. A new way to look at history. I listen to this book on a plane, and it was so good.

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  • Alex
  • 11-10-18

Nice Author


Love this book. I am taking my time listening to it which has been wonderful because there is so much to learn! :)

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  • Jean AR
  • 11-10-18

Interesting

A must has for Tudor fans. Extremely well researched account of the reign of Henry the eighth and his many wives

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  • Mark
  • 11-10-18

So Nice

Magnificent, Cultural History at its best! This author is one of my favorite English historians!

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  • Alee
  • 11-10-18

A Must-Have Book


This is a really good book. This is a wonderful author and is able to talk about history in a relatable, easy to understand.

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  • Kateee
  • 11-10-18

Good Content


I find the content of the book very good and meets my expectations and I enjoyed it.

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  • Autumn in Spring
  • 11-10-18

I enjoyed this book

As always, Antonia Fraser, has created yet another orderly and organized account with critical detail mixed with just the right amount of drama; making it easy to follow the succession of these dramatic events.

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  • H.Nathan
  • 09-10-18

Super Smart

This wonderful easy read gives a good long sketch of each of Henry's wives, with increasingly less detail as time goes on. As with most book on Poor Henry VIII, the women get center stage, ignoring, but not totally, the extraordinary events of the Tudor ruler.