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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But Henry was essentially a one-woman man; he had many lovers but was
usually faithful to each in turn. In the sixteenth century, it was a common belief
that gout, constipation and a red face could be caused by too much sex — Henry
describe one or more of Henry's lovers.Yet there was one clear theme from his
thirties onwards — he seemed to choose the opposite of the last woman he had
fallen for. Henry was considered a demigod by his subjects, so each woman he ...
However, Henry had not been especially generous to his former lovers and Anne
may have been bold enough to reject him simply because she was not tempted
by the offer. He worked hard to win her round, giving her diamonds and rubies, ...
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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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