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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She was from Somerset and is unlikely to have met Henry ; he may have had
affairs with low - born women , but they were unlikely to have lasted long .
Mistresses needed to be able to dazzle at courtly accomplishments , and this
There could have been an affair later on , but it is highly unlikely . This rumour
probably arose from the convention of so many different spellings and
pronunciations for one person ' s name . Elizabeth ' s surname was written as
22 It is unlikely that Catherine ' s family allowed her to be left alone with the king
until he had proposed , as they knew from experience that she could win a crown
. However , once the couple were engaged the family may have been more ...
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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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