The Six Wives of Henry VIII
Vintage, 2007 - Всего страниц: 656
"One of the most powerful monarchs in British history, Henry VIII ruled England in unprecedented splendour. In this remarkable composite biography, Alison Weir brings Henry's six wives vividly to life, revealing each as a distinct and compelling personality in her own right. Drawing upon the rich fund of documentary material from the Tudor period, The Six Wives of Henry VIIIshows us a court where personal needs frequently influenced public events and where a life of gorgeously ritualised pleasure was shot through with ambition, treason and violence."
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LibraryThing ReviewПользовательский отзыв - PhilSyphe - LibraryThing
This exhaustive effort by the author does not prove an exhausting experience for the reader - not for this one, anyway. Rather, this heavy tome is an engaging and informative, filled with details of ... Читать весь отзыв
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I became very keen to learn all about the Tudors after reading Hilary Mantel's excellent Wolf Hall, followed by Bring Up the Bodies not long after. At that time I had very little notion about British ... Читать весь отзыв