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The Six Wives of Henry VIII Audiobook

The Six Wives of Henry VIII

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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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    night owl 05-22-17
    night owl 05-22-17 Member Since 2015
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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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    Chesty LaRou 05-17-17 Member Since 2015
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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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    Georgia Burns Atlanta GA 05-07-17
    Georgia Burns Atlanta GA 05-07-17 Member Since 2009
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    "Really about all the wives"

    Maybe a few too many lists of clothes and goods packed but I understand the temptation to tell all. A thorough account of the personality of each wife and her foibles. The most interesting part was the least known wives, particularly Catherine Parr. And what became of Anne of Cleves after Henry's death. Another plus was the reference to where a particular portrait being described was today. Or whether a castle or residence still stood and in what condition. Well worth the time.

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    Richard Asbury 05-01-17 Member Since 2015
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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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    Janet S. Sanders 02-13-17 Member Since 2017
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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
    Nadine PARK CITY, UT, United States 02-09-17 Member Since 2010
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    "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.


    What did you like best about this story?

    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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    Mayday5822 02-04-17
    Mayday5822 02-04-17
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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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    Daria Ward 01-11-17
    Daria Ward 01-11-17 Member Since 2016
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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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    Pauline 11-25-16
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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.

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    Ellen South 11-08-16
    Ellen South 11-08-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Vivid education"

    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.

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  • S. Merry
    Wales, UK
    6/8/15
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    "A bit uneven, but that's history for you"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I'd definitely recommend the *book* but I'm not sure I'd recommend this reading of it. It was good, but a bit uneven.


    Any additional comments?

    I realised, listening to this book, just how little I actually knew about the wives, and I'm pleased I finally got around to "reading" it. The wives aren't evenly addressed, of course, because we know far more about Katharine of Aragon and Anne Boleyn than the others, even Jane Seymour. It definitely made me want to learn more about Ann of Cleves, though - she's fascinating, and definitely did very well out of her marriage to Henry - unlike the others.

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  • Cairne
    3/12/15
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    "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

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  • Karen Gurney
    2/8/15
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    "Made for a good listen."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes - If you are interested in Henry VIII, then in my opinion this book is a staple read/listen.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Katherine Howard's downfall and execution.


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  • Eileen
    Biggar, United Kingdom
    9/15/13
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    "five star excellence"
    If this book wasn’t for you, who do you think might enjoy it more?

    this book is for anyone wanting to know the complete history of this king and his wives, it's all here.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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