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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The problem was exasperated by the king ' s lack of a younger brother - Henry
desperately needed a male heir . He married Katherine of Aragon when he was
eighteen and there had been several pregnancies during the first ten years ...
when he desperately needed an alliance with her family . Now Henry was
marrying a commoner for the second time – and the Seymours were a level
below the Boleyns in the social hierarchy . Jane claimed descent from Edward III ,
but this ...
Katheryn , for all her abilities , and with Henry now aged fifty - two and not so
quick to run after the latest pretty girl at court , still needed to keep an eye out for
predators . Katheryn ' s ladies wore black , conservative outfits which were
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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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