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Riassunto: • First-ever biography of Henry VIII's most important mistress.• Huge interest in the wives of Henry VIII, Bessie was Henry's mistress for longer than he was married to many of his wives and she bore him a son. • Author's last book Catherine Parr received excellent reviews: 'Scintillating' THE FINANCIAL TIMES; 'Norton cuts an admirably clear path through tangled Tudor intrigues' JENNY UGLOW. The earliest known, and longest lasting mistress of Henry VIII, Bessie Blount was the king's first love. More beautiful that Anne Boleyn or any of Henry's other wives or concubines, Bessie's beauty and other charms ensured that she turned heads, winning a place at court as one of Catherine of Aragon's ladies. Within months she was partnering the king in dancing and she rose to be the woman with the most influence over Henry, much to Catherine of Aragon's despair. The affair lasted five years (longer than most of Henry's marriages) and in 1519 she bore Henry VIII a son, Henry Fitzroy. As a mark of his importance Cardinal Wolsey was appointed his guardian and godfather. Supplanted soon after by Mary Boleyn, Bessie's importance rests on the vital proof it gave Henry VIII that he could father a healthy son and through Henry Fitzroy, Bessie remained a prominent figure at court. In the country at large, for proving that the king was capable of fathering a son Bessie prompted the saying 'Bless'ee, Bessie Blount' and her position of mother of such an important child made her an object of interest to many of her contemporaries. Sidelined by historians until now, Bessie and the son she had by the king are one of the great 'what ifs' of English history. If Jane Seymour had not produced a male heir and Bessie's son had not died young aged 17, in all likelihood Henry Fitzroy could have followed his father as King Henry IX and Bessie propelled to the status of mother of the king.
L'autore: Elizabeth Norton gained her first degree from the University of Cambridge, and her Masters from the University of Oxford. Her other books include CATHERINE PARR ('Scintillating' THE FINANCIAL TIMES, 'Cuts an admirably clear path through tangled Tudor intrigues' JENNY UGLOW, 'Wonderful - a joy to read' HERSTORIA), ANNE BOLEYN: HENRY VIII'S OBSESSION ('Meticulously researched and a great read' THEANNEBOLEYNFILES.COM), ANNE OF CLEVES: HENRY VIII'S DISCARDED BRIDE, JANE SEYMOUR: HENRY VIII'S TRUE LOVE, MARGARET BEAUFORT: MOTHER OF THE TUDOR DYNASTY, ANNE BOLEYN IN HER OWN WORDS & THE WORDS OF THOSE WHO KNEW HER ('A very useful compilation of source material on Anne Boleyn - a well produced book' ALISON WEIR), ENGLAND'S QUEENS: THE BIOGRAPHY (all published by Amberley Publishing) and SHE WOLVES: THE NOTORIOUS QUEENS OF ENGLAND. She lives in Kingston Upon Thames.
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Descrizione libro Amberley Publishing, 2011. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Codice libro della libreria P021848688709
Descrizione libro Amberley Publishing, 2011. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P111848688709