This acclaimed best seller from popular historian Alison Weir is a fascinating look at the Tudor family dynasty and its most infamous ruler. The Six Wives of Henry VIII brings to life England’s oft-married monarch and the six wildly different but equally fascinating women who married him. Gripping from the first sentence to the last and loaded with fascinating details, Weir’s rich history is a perfect blend of scholarship and entertainment.
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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.
When I first started listening I was a little disappointed as I wanted the experience of being swept away in a narrative , and not just a lot of facts joined together. Didn't take long for me to get totally absorbed and highly respectful of Alison Weir. I will listen to more. Narrator is excellent.
As soon as you get used to the voice of the narrator, you would enjoy the book. I listened to this mostly in long commutes. It started really slow but after the first hour, it picked up. Story gets really interesting with Henry's second wife Anne. the end seemed rushed.
Perfectly written. Perfectly narrated. Covers a crucial and fascinating period in English history. Weir and Prebble: what could be better?
The subject matter itself, and that it is historical is enough to intrigue me. However, Alison Weir's narrative account and full bodied characterizations of King Henry VIII and his wives are a work of art. I felt as if I was listening to a scandalously delightful novel.
I thoroughly enjoyed the first half of this book which is mostly about Catherine and Anne Boleyn. The book continuously kept my interest with his subsequent wives, but Catherine and Anne's stories are so shocking. I was truly at the edge of my seat listening to how this scandal unfolded.
My favorite aspect of this book was how the background information of the society they lived in was painted. I felt so immersed and because Alison Weir put so much detail in it helped me understand why these situations unfolded as they did. I could almost feel the heavy religious and societal pressures that compelled these people. At first I wasn't sure what to think of the narrator, but his voice really grew on me. I would purposefully seek out a narration of his in the future, and I've already got another Weir book in my library.
This book is an interesting look into the machinations of the Tudor Court , covering all six of Henry's wives and all of the underlying politics.
"What a self absorbed monster"
Fantastic, I thought I knew everything about Henry and his wives however this book was really interesting not to long winded and I didn't ever get fed up listening to it
"Made for a good listen."
Yes - If you are interested in Henry VIII, then in my opinion this book is a staple read/listen.
Katherine Howard's downfall and execution.
"five star excellence"
this book is for anyone wanting to know the complete history of this king and his wives, it's all here.
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