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Patricia

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  • The Six Wives of Henry VIII

    • ABRIDGED (7 hrs)
    • By Antonia Fraser
    • Narrated By Isla Blair
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    (16)
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    (2)
    Story
    (3)

    Antonia Fraser deals with each woman in turn with sympathy - the sympathy they deserve for having had the unenviable fate of being Henry's wife. Inevitably, there was great rivalry between them; there was jealousy too: the desperate jealousy of queens who found themselves abandoned, but also the sexual jealousy of the king who discovered himself betrayed. The story Antonia Fraser tells is romantic and cruel, funny and sad, dramatic and enthralling. This is historical biography at its best.

    Patricia says: "Wonderfully read and very interesting"
    "Wonderfully read and very interesting"
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    This was a fascinating and well written book about King Henry VIII and his wives. It focuses very much on his marriage to Catharine of Aragon, which is natural since their marriage was the longest, and the author shows very obvious sympathy to this queen. It is a detailed account of the family, life, death and aftermath of all of the queens and Henry's heirs. This book is wonderfully paced and read. Highly recommended.

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