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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If the king wished to spend the night with his wife , there was a ceremonial aspect
to it ; he would be dressed in his night robe and led by his gentlemen of the
chamber and other servants to his wife ' s apartments . He would usually have
sent a ...
He did not wish to take a mistress , he wanted a wife – a companion and consort
as well as a lover . Even though he was not attracted to his wife , many thought
he could not possibly annul a third marriage ; those who knew him well were not
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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