The Six Wives of Henry VIII

So, why am I reviewing a book about Henry the VIII that came out in the 1990s? Because I just recently picked up the audio book version that was recorded in the early 2000s. Now this is a strictly historical telling by Alison Weir and read by Simon Prebble. Alison Weir has some historical fiction novels, though this one does not take any of that, save person her ability to form historical eras in to cohesive stories.

Now in case the name did not give it away this book focuses heavily on Henry the VII’s wives and their life with the king. A good majority of the book covers Kathrine of Aragon and Anne Boleyn, but this makes sense given they had the longest relationships with the King. This does not however mean that the other wives are not properly covered, as the book goes in to as much detail as still exists of each Queen.

This is a must read if you are a fan of history and Tudor England.

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