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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To gain this position one was expected to be a good soldier , quick - witted and a
good archer . Men were also chosen for their height and good looks , traits
Bessie may have inherited . John Blount was a loyal servant , but not a shining
light of ...
Extra - marital relationships could be a way to escape the responsibilities of
always acting as a king was expected to ; with his mistress he had a chance to
lead a somewhat normal family life , and with a woman he had chosen himself .
When they no longer appealed , he felt that his conscience was telling him that
he was not truly wed . In an age where marrying for love was considered
madness , a prince was expected to have a dutiful wife and beautiful mistresses ,
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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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