This is my favorite audiobook so far! I found myself sitting in the car in the garage because I wanted to hear a little more.
These fascinating characters in history became real people. The extensive research found little details and excerpts that made me feel like I knew these women.
Very interesting, entertaining and comprehensive account; great narrator. Having previously read "Katherine of Aragon, the true queen" by the same author (which is also excellent) at least one third or more of this book was quite similar to what I had recently read. The other book, however, was a novel and this one is a historical account of the events.
I actually couldn't listen to the very end because it was making me depressed/resentful about our cultural patriarchy! Very good educationally about life in Tudor England but depressing to hear each new wife's story knowing how they would end. It was frightening to be involved with Henry VIII and to be at the mercy of his will. I didn't know marriages to such young girls happened in England, we look down on that kind of thing now.
Yep, I would. Just to hear what those women went through and how they were treated by their husband. It's amazing that he could manage a country while being lured from one wife to another.
Any of the Henry books. They are all fascinating.
He did a fabulous job.
This book was so interesting and told the story from the wives point of view. Sometimes I felt sorry for the wives and sometime for King Henry for being so gullible about women. Then he was so cruel to his wives when they didn't live up to his expectations or when another women caught his attention.