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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Katherine was a popular choice as queen , with the courtiers , the common
people and with the king . She was strong - willed but deferred to her husband ;
she was astute and had been trained from birth to play the role of queen consort .
The personal was truly the political under Henry VIII , and so the courtiers tried to
excel at the pastimes he enjoyed , and went to extreme lengths to gain his
friendship . Court was all about trying to get the ear of the king ; it was natural that
She had been given an advanced and varied education for the time , inspired by
the new humanist movement , and she had learnt her trade as a courtier in the
most sophisticated court in Christendom . In 1520 , probably before her ...
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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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