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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.

©1991 Alison Weir (P)2002 Recorded Books

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Interesting read

I enjoyed this book, as I do Alison Weir's other works, but I do have some complaints. She spent way too much discussing Catherine of Aragon and Anne Boleyn. I recognize that it was a major part of Henry VIII's life, but it's also something that's pretty well known. I would have enjoyed more on his other wives. However, this book shows its age when Weir discusses Anne of Cleves, Catherine Howard, Catherine Parr, and Lady Jane Grey. Much research has been done in the past 26 years to disprove or at least question the claims made in this book. So while I recommend it, don't take it at face value. Further research is needed.

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Worth Reading

If like me , you find Henry and his harem fascinating you'll enjoy this offering.Can't say I learned much more about the ladies portrayed. Ann B was a lot nastier. Jane wasn't the sweetheart she has sometimes been portrayed. Henry of course comes across as the monster he became. With the way royal children were raised its a wonder they all weren't anti social personalities. Alison Weir gives a very entertaining and interesting account of Henry and his brave, unfortunate wives,as well as the court intrigues of the time. The whole court comes to life. Highly recommended.

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a great listen

so much vivid details. Even if your just slightly interested in the story or history, I encourage you to get this. I really enjoyed it.

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Well done

Having just returned from a visit to England, and having visited Hebert Castle while there, I was super interested the Henry VIII's wives. This book was fascinating and very well written.

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A happily-ever-after, this story is not.

It is a wonder anyone was brave enough after Henry's second wife to give marrying him a third chance.

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HAIL TO THE QUEENS!

This was a great book from start to finish, so much information about each queen. It also talks of his three children and there upbringing.

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  • Nadine
  • PARK CITY, UT, United States
  • 02-09-17

My favorite audible so far!

Where does The Six Wives of Henry VIII rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

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.

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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.

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kind of boring

Just kind of boring waste of my credit i hope i can return it. :(

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Excellent!!

Fabulous book! I thoroughly enjoyed. If your interested in Henry the VIII history, you'll love this book. Great read!

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Interesting historical description of Henry VIII's life and personality

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.