Antonia Fraser Wives of Henry VIII

ISBN 13: 9780517130643

Wives of Henry VIII

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Antonia Fraser's bestselling biography of Henry VIII's six wives; a subject of enduring fascination. The six wives of Henry VIII - Catherine of Aragon, Anne Boleyn, Jane Seymour, Anna of Cleves, Katherine Howard and Catherine Parr - have become defined in a popular sense not so much by their lives as by the way these lives ended. But, as Antonia Fraser conclusively proves, they were rich and feisty characters. They may have been victims of Henry's obsession with a male heir, but they were not willing victims. On the contrary, they displayed considerable strength and intelligence at a time when their sex supposedly possessed little of either.

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When we think of the wives of Henry VIII, we tend to think of women who literally lost their heads. But Antonia Fraser opens the door to the political and cultural demands that shaped the destinies of the king and his royal wives. Romance, unfortunately, rarely had anything to do with it. And if you think the modern American media is too tough on political leadership, you oughta READ about the royal court in King Henry's day! That's one family you'd never want to marry into.

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The six-week New York Times bestselling history of the legendary six wives of Henry VIII--from an acclaimed biographer. "Admirably succeed(s) in bringing to life the six women who married England's ruler. . . ."--New York Times Book Review. 16 color plates. 32 pages of illustrations.

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Antonia Fraser
ISBN 10: 0517130645 ISBN 13: 9780517130643
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Dan Pope Books
(West Hartford, CT, U.S.A.)
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Descrizione libro Hardcover. Dust Jacket Included. F.... NY: Alfred A. Knopf, 1992. First U.S. edition. SIGNED BY AUTHOR on bookplate affixed to front flyleaf. New in dust jacket with very inconscipuous red remainder line near spine on lower edge. Tiny soiled spot on front DJ flap at bottom. A tight, unread copy. 0.0. Signed by Author(s). Codice libro della libreria 2225

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