The Mistresses of Henry VIII
History Press, 2009 - 224 sider
Seventeen-year-old Henry VIII was "a youngling, he cares for nothing but girls and hunting." Over the years, this didn’t change much. Henry was considered a demi-god by his subjects, so each woman he chose was someone who had managed to stand out in a crowd of stunning ladies. Looking good was not enough (indeed, many of Henry’s lovers were considered unattractive); she had to have something extra special to keep the King’s interest. And Henry’s women were every bit as intriguing as the man himself. In this book Henry’s mistresses are rescued from obscurity. The 16th century was a time of profound changes in religion and society across Europe—and some of Henry’s lovers were at the forefront of influencing these events.
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Historians are almost unanimous in considering Anne Boleyn innocent of
adultery.) The example of Anne Boleyn should have been foremost in the mind of
any woman agreeing to marry Henry, and for Catherine it should have been more
He was a devout man who seems to have considered adultery to be sinful, but
believed that his actions were beyond fault; therefore if Henry wanted another
woman, it was probably his wife's doing. Blaming the queen made him feel less
He executed two of his wives on suspicion of a crime he had committed: adultery.
Absolute power corrupts absolutely - which is an apt description of Henry as a
king and as a lover. Initially, in his first relationship with Katherine of Aragon, ...
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Definitely a rehashing of the lives of Henry's wives than an in depth study of his mistresses. Whilst Anne, Katherine and possibly Jane not only were both mistress then wife, I think more time could ... Les hele vurderingen
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For anyone interested in monarch history or henry viii. The delivery was prompt and the item was exactly as stated. I am very pleased with this purchase. Les hele vurderingen
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