Mistresses of Henry VIII
The History Press, 26. des. 2010 - 224 sider
Seventeen-year-old Henry VIII was 'a youngling, he cares for nothing but girls and hunting.' 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. This book offers an insight into the love life of Henry, and the twelve women who knew the man behind the mask.
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But Henry's fame does not lie with these considerable achievements – he is
wellknown because of his unconventional attitude to women. His determination
to give some of his lovers everything they wanted – even the crown off his wife's
If the king wished to spend the night with his wife, there was a ceremonial aspect
to it; he would be dressed in his night robe and led by his gentlemen of the
chamber and other servants to his wife's apartments. He would usually have sent
Whether he had been truly angered by his wife's affair or not, Lord Hastings had
managed to retain his position. The king created Hastings the earl of Huntingdon
in 1529,16 and in 1538 he was described as a man 'of great power' although ...
... to a hero's welcome which was somewhat overshadowed by his wife's
achievements during his absence. When he was reunited with his wife, 'it was
such a loving meeting that every creature rejoiced'.3 Yet Henry was furious with
At some point between 1514 and 1518, Henry became attracted to another of his
wife's maids of honour. Elizabeth Blount, commonly known as Bessie, was
around thirteen when she was first linked to the king. She seems to have been
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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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