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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... husband was at war; she declared that she could be 'never in rest until I see
letters from you' and begged Wolsey to remind Henry to 'avoid all manner of
dangers'.2 Henry did not respond himself, but asked Wolsey to write the replies.
Previously, courtiers had petitioned Wolsey rather than the king directly; now the
cardinal's power had waned and the king and his fiancee were taking the reins.
For the last twenty years, Henry had been so occupied with his friends and lovers
There is only one mention of Henry and syphilis in contemporary documents: that
Cardinal Wolsey tried to infect the king with it. This bizarre accusation was
included in the bill of attainder against Wolsey, which was rejected by the House
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LibraryThing ReviewBrukerevaluering - Melisende - LibraryThing
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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