In a sweeping narrative, Fraser traces the cultural, familial and political roots of each of Henry's queens, pushes aside the stereotypes that have ...Show synopsisIn a sweeping narrative, Fraser traces the cultural, familial and political roots of each of Henry's queens, pushes aside the stereotypes that have long defined them, and illuminates the complex character of each. The result is a superb work of history through which these six women become as memorable for their own achievements--and mistakes--as they have always been for their fateful link to Henry VIII. Illustrations.Hide synopsis
Description:3 B&W and color photo sections. New in New jacket. Book...3 B&W and color photo sections. New in New jacket. Book CONDITION: UNREAD 1993 Knopf large hard cover & DJ (in mylar jacket), 5th printing. 3 (AKA The Six Wives of Henry VIII) B&W and color photo section. Tiny edge wear top DJ edge. CONTENT: Reviewer: "Ms. Fraser writes with great elegance, and her usual wit, about the five women who married Henry VIII and how their lives impacted their times and history. She also describes each of these complex women, their unique characters as individuals, (not just as wives to a king), their motivations and ambitions. She outlines the ascent and decline of each of the women and how they related to one another, their peers and families...and to the King. Ms. Fraser draws a lavish portrait of court life with its moral and political intrigues. She details the struggle for international power, and clearly explains England's break with Rome and the beginning of the Protestant Reformation. This is a superb and very readable history, that has been meticulously researched. I highly recommend it." Questions welcome & answered. 1 copy.
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