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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There are some Catholic sources that suggest that Anne was not eager to be
Henry ' s mistress – and they would be the most likely to accuse her of targeting
the king . These sources , and George Wyatt , assert that Katherine tried to protect
16 Mary Shelton had been Henry ' s mistress three years before , during his
marriage to Anne Boleyn . ( If he was considering marrying Mary Shelton in 1538
, then she was almost definitely his earlier mistress , not her sister Margaret : he ...
Unlike ladies in the past , Henry ' s final wife did not have to help overthrow her
predecessor to get the position of queen ; Henry made it very clear from the
beginning that she had been selected not merely for the role of mistress , but for ...
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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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