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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Henry may well have wanted people to believe he had options , as he would not
have wanted to appear vulnerable – and an ageing king with no son and heir
was vulnerable indeed . Yet illegitimate sons could be dangerous , especially
He therefore wanted her even more and could not bear it that Anne denied him .
We cannot know if her rejection was calculated or sincere . That it inflamed Henry
' s interest is unsurprising ; what is astonishing is how far he went to attain her .
He would always do whatever his king wanted - by whatever means necessary .
Anne of Cleves saw Cromwell as an ally and may have worried that she would
suffer the same fate . When Henry was in bed with Catherine , he was also ' in
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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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