2006-10-03

The Last Wife of Henry VIII

By Carolly Erickson
  • Full Title : The Last Wife of Henry VIII
  • Author : Carolly Erickson
  • Publisher : St. Martin\'s Press
  • ISBN Code : 1429969407
  • Pages : 336
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Author of The Hidden Diary of Marie Antoinette Courageous, attractive, romantic, intelligent, Catherine Parr became the sixth wife of Henry VIII. Her story, as Carolly Erickson re-creates it, is page-turning drama: from the splendors of the Field of the Cloth of Gold to the gory last years of the outsize King Henry, when heads rolled and England trembled, Catherine bestrode her destiny and survived to marry her true love. Catherine Parr attracted the king's lust and, though much in love with the handsome Thomas Seymour, was thrown into the intrigue-filled snake pit of the royal court. While victims of the king's wrath suffered torture and execution, Catherine persevered—until, at last, she came within the orbit of the royal fury. King Henry toyed with her, first ordering her arrested, then granting her clemency. She managed to evade execution, but she knew that the king had his wandering eye fixed on wife number seven. She was spared by his death and married the attractive but dangerously unbalanced Seymour. Her triumph was shadowed by rivalry with the young Princess Elizabeth, whose lands and influence the lecherous Seymour coveted. Catherine won the contest, but at great cost. In The Last Wife of Henry VIII, critically acclaimed author Carolly Erickson brings this dramatic story of survival and redemption to life.


2010-11-23

Katherine the Queen

By Linda Porter
  • Full Title : Katherine the Queen
  • Author : Linda Porter
  • Publisher : St. Martin\'s Press
  • ISBN Code : 9781429918305
  • Pages : 400
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  • Language : English
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The general perception of Katherine Parr is that she was a provincial nobody with intellectual pretensions who became queen of England because the king needed a nurse as his health declined. Yet the real Katherine Parr was attractive, passionate, ambitious, and highly intelligent. Thirty-years-old (younger than Anne Boleyn had been) when she married the king, she was twice widowed and held hostage by the northern rebels during the great uprising of 1536-37 known as the Pilgrimage of Grace. Her life had been dramatic even before she became queen and it would remain so after Henry's death. She hastily and secretly married her old flame, the rakish Sir Thomas Seymour, and died shortly after giving birth to her only child in September 1548. Her brief happiness was undermined by the very public flirtation of her husband and step-daughter, Princess Elizabeth. She was one of the most influential and active queen consorts in English history, and this is her story.


2013-10-22

The Spanish Queen

By Carolly Erickson
  • Full Title : The Spanish Queen
  • Author : Carolly Erickson
  • Publisher : St. Martin\'s Press
  • ISBN Code : 1250038383
  • Pages : 288
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  • Language : English
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From the New York Times bestselling author of The Last Wife of Henry VIII comes a powerful and moving novel about Catherine of Aragon, Henry VIII's first wife and mother of Mary I When young Catherine of Aragon, proud daughter of King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella, is sent to England to marry the weak Prince Arthur, she is unprepared for all that awaits her: early widowhood, the challenge of warfare with the invading Scots, and the ultimately futile attempt to provide the realm with a prince to secure the succession. She marries Arthur's energetic, athletic brother Henry, only to encounter fresh obstacles, chief among them Henry's infatuation with the alluring but wayward Anne Boleyn. In The Spanish Queen, bestselling novelist Carolly Erickson allows the strong-willed, redoubtable Queen Catherine to tell her own story—a tale that carries her from the scented gardens of Grenada to the craggy mountains of Wales to the conflict-ridden Tudor court. Surrounded by strong partisans among the English, and with the might of Spanish and imperial arms to defend her, Catherine soldiers on, until her union with King Henry is severed and she finds herself discarded—and tempted to take the most daring step of her life. Carolly Erickson's historical entertainments continue to succeed in creating a unique blend of historical authenticity and page-turning drama.


2011-09-27

The Favored Queen

By Carolly Erickson
  • Full Title : The Favored Queen
  • Author : Carolly Erickson
  • Publisher : St. Martin\'s Press
  • ISBN Code : 1429988959
  • Pages : 304
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  • Language : English
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From The New York Times bestselling author of The Last Wife of Henry VIII comes a powerful and moving novel about Jane Seymour, third wife of Henry VIII, who married him only days after the execution of Anne Boleyn and ultimately lost her own life in giving him the son he badly needed to guarantee the Tudor succession Born into an ambitious noble family, young Jane Seymour is sent to Court as a Maid of Honor to Catherine of Aragon, Henry VIII's aging queen. She is devoted to her mistress and watches with empathy as the calculating Anne Boleyn contrives to supplant her as queen. Anne's single-minded intriguing threatens all who stand in her way; she does not hesitate to arrange the murder of a woman who knows a secret so dark that, if revealed, would make it impossible for the king to marry Anne. Once Anne becomes queen, no one at court is safe, and Jane herself becomes the victim of Anne's venomous rage when she suspects Jane has become the object of the king's lust. Henry, fearing that Anne's inability to give him a son is a sign of divine wrath, asks Jane to become his next queen. Deeply reluctant to embark on such a dangerous course, Jane must choose between her heart and her loyalty to the king. Acclaimed biographer and bestselling novelist Carolly Erickson weaves another of her irresistible historical entertainments about the queen who finally gave Henry VIII his longed for heir, set against the excitement and danger of the Tudor Court.


2015-07-15

The Illustrated Six Wives of Henry VIII

By Elizabeth Norton
  • Full Title : The Illustrated Six Wives of Henry VIII
  • Author : Elizabeth Norton
  • Publisher : Amberley Publishing Limited
  • ISBN Code : 1445643006
  • Pages : 96
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  • Language : English
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In this lavishly illustrated, accessible guide, find out everything you need to know about the six wives of Henry VIII.


2012-09-18

The Unfaithful Queen

By Carolly Erickson
  • Full Title : The Unfaithful Queen
  • Author : Carolly Erickson
  • Publisher : St. Martin\'s Press
  • ISBN Code : 1250011027
  • Pages : 304
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  • Language : English
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From New York Times bestselling author of The Last Wife of Henry VIII, a novel about Catherine Howard, wife of Henry's later years Amid the turbulent, faction-ridden late reign of the fearsome Henry, eager high-spirited Catherine Howard caught the king's eye—but not before she had been the sensual plaything of at least three other men. Ignorant of her past, seeing only her youthful exuberance and believing that she could make him happy, he married her—only to discover, too late, that her heart belonged to his gentleman usher Tom Culpeper. As the net of court intrigue tightens around her, and with the Tudor succession yet again in peril because of Prince Edward's severe illness, Queen Catherine struggles to give the angry, bloated and impotent king a son. But when her relations turn against her, she finds herself doomed, just as her cousin Anne Boleyn was, to face the executioner. The Unfaithful Queen lays bare the dark underbelly of the Tudor court, with its sugared rivalries and bitter struggles for power, where a girl of noble family could find herself sent to labor among the turnspits in the kitchens or—should fortune favor her—be exalted to the throne.


2011-05-31

The Six Wives of Henry VIII

By Alison Weir
  • Full Title : The Six Wives of Henry VIII
  • Author : Alison Weir
  • Publisher : Random House
  • ISBN Code : 1446449092
  • Pages : 656
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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One of the most powerful monarchs in British history, Henry VIII ruled England in unprecedented splendour. In this remarkable composite biography, Alison Weir brings Henry's six wives vividly to life, revealing each as a distinct and compelling personality in her own right. Drawing upon the rich fund of documentary material from the Tudor period, The Six Wives of Henry VIII shows us a court where personal needs frequently influenced public events and where a life of gorgeously ritualised pleasure was shot through with ambition, treason and violence. 'At last we have the truth about Henry VIII's wives. This book is as reliable and scholarly as it is readable' Evening Standard


2010-01-15

Catherine Parr

By Elizabeth Norton
  • Full Title : Catherine Parr
  • Author : Elizabeth Norton
  • Publisher : Amberley Publishing Limited
  • ISBN Code : 1445606798
  • Pages : 352
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  • Language : English
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Wife, widow, mother, survivor, the story of the last queen of Henry VIII.


2018-05-01

Fatal Throne: The Wives of Henry VIII Tell All

By M.T. Anderson,Candace Fleming,Stephanie Hemphill,Lisa Ann Sandell,Jennifer Donnelly,Linda Sue Park,Deborah Hopkinson
  • Full Title : Fatal Throne: The Wives of Henry VIII Tell All
  • Author : M.T. Anderson,Candace Fleming,Stephanie Hemphill,Lisa Ann Sandell,Jennifer Donnelly,Linda Sue Park,Deborah Hopkinson
  • Publisher : Schwartz & Wade
  • ISBN Code : 1524716219
  • Pages : 416
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Perfect for anyone fascinated by the Royal Wedding, Netflix's The Crown, or Wolf Hall, this is a pitch-perfect reimagining of the romance and tragedy of Henry VIII and his six wives, told from multiple points of view by some of your favorite authors. If you were one of King Henry VIII's six wives, who would you be? Would you be Anne Boleyn, who literally lost her head? Would you be the subject of rumor and scandal like Catherine Howard? Or would you get away and survive like Anna of Cleves? Meet them and Henry's other queens--each bound for divorce or death--in this epic and thrilling novel that reads like fantasy but really happened. Watch spellbound as each of these women attempts to survive their unpredictable king as he grows more and more obsessed with producing a male heir. And discover how the power-hungry court fanned the flames of Henry's passions . . . and his most horrible impulses. Whether you're a huge fan of all things Tudor or new to this jaw-dropping saga, you won't be able to get the unique voices of Henry and his wives--all brought to life by seven award-winning and bestselling authors--out of your head. This is an intimate look at the royals during one of the most treacherous times in history. Who will you root for and who will you love to hate? ONE OF THE NYPL TOP TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR "Ambitious and exciting." --Bustle "A clever, feminist reimagining of one of English history's most fascinating moments." --Refinery29 "These stories of love, lust, power and intrigue never fail to fascinate." --Shelf Awareness, Starred Review Who's Who: M. T. Anderson - Henry VIII Candace Fleming - Katharine of Aragon, wife #1 Stephanie Hemphill - Anne Boleyn, wife #2 Lisa Ann Sandell - Jane Seymour, wife #3 Jennifer Donnelly - Anna of Cleves, wife #4 Linda Sue Park - Catherine Howard, wife #5 Deborah Hopkinson - Kateryn Parr, wife #6


2014-05-01

Henry VIII and his Six Wives

By Peter Bramley
  • Full Title : Henry VIII and his Six Wives
  • Author : Peter Bramley
  • Publisher : The History Press
  • ISBN Code : 0750957042
  • Pages : 224
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  • Language : English
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In his hunt for a male heir Henry VIII broke with Rome, instigated the Reformation and the Dissolution of the Monasteries, and acquired six wives successively. Of these, two were executed, a chilling first in English history. From these tumultuous events a surprising number of historic sites linked to the Tudors survive, accessible now through this beautifully illustrated book. The guidebook is arranged by region and covers England and a little of Europe. With directions to each site, along with full details of the Tudor events and personalities linked to them, this guidebook will appeal to all who find visiting an historic site brings life and colour to the study of history.


2014-04-30

The Wives of Henry VIII

By Antonia Fraser
  • Full Title : The Wives of Henry VIII
  • Author : Antonia Fraser
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • ISBN Code : 0804152616
  • Pages : 496
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  • Language : English
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The New York Times bestselling history of the legendary six wives of Henry VIII--from the acclaimed author of Marie Antoinette. Under Antonia Fraser's intent scrutiny, Catherine of Aragon emerges as a scholar-queen who steadfastly refused to grant a divorce to her royal husband; Anne Boleyn is absolved of everything but a sharp tongue and an inability to produce a male heir; and Catherine Parr is revealed as a religious reformer with the good sense to tack with the treacherous winds of the Tudor court. And we gain fresh understanding of Jane Seymour's circumspect wisdom, the touching dignity of Anna of Cleves, and the youthful naivete that led to Katherine Howard's fatal indiscretions. The Wives of Henry VIII interweaves passion and power, personality and politics, into a superb work of history.


2007-04-01

Great Harry

By Carolly Erickson
  • Full Title : Great Harry
  • Author : Carolly Erickson
  • Publisher : St. Martin\'s Griffin
  • ISBN Code : 9781429903981
  • Pages : 432
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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St. Martin's Griffin is proud to reissue acclaimed biographer Carolly Erickson's lives of the Tudor monarchs. In this full-scale popular biography of Henry VIII, Carolly Erickson re-creates the extravagant life and times of one of history's most complex and fascinating men. Based on voluminous records of the period, the story of Henry's life covers his troubled youth, his triumphant early reign, and his agonizing old age. Against the lively backdrop of the Tudor world, with all its splendors and squalors, Carolly Erickson gives us an unforgettable and human portrait of Henry VIII.


2021-07-01

Adventures in Time: The Six Wives of Henry VIII

By Dominic Sandbrook
  • Full Title : Adventures in Time: The Six Wives of Henry VIII
  • Author : Dominic Sandbrook
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • ISBN Code : 0141994290
  • Pages : 320
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Take a journey to a vanished world with the ADVENTURES IN TIME* series - stories so exciting you won't believe they're all true 'Winter has come; and in a far distant land, a warrior queen is expecting a child...' Step through these pages into the Tudor world: a dangerous place, where one miss-step could cost your life. Through the eyes of Henry VIII's six very different queens, from a brave Spanish princess to a wise English widow, historian Dominic Sandbrook takes us on a thrilling journey through the twists and turns of a dramatic age. For no one is safe from the wheel of fortune: it can take you from a golden throne to the Tower of London... The Adventures in Time series brings the past alive for twenty-first century children. These stories are every bit as exciting as those of Harry Potter or Matilda Wormwood. The only difference is they actually happened... *(Perfect for all readers who enjoy tales of heroes, villains, jousting, beheadings and fat tyrants)


2014-08-15

The Six Wives of Henry VIII

By David Loades
  • Full Title : The Six Wives of Henry VIII
  • Author : David Loades
  • Publisher : Amberley Publishing Limited
  • ISBN Code : 1445619091
  • Pages : 336
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  • Language : English
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The marital ups and downs of England's most infamous king.


2021-05-13

Six Tudor Queens: Katharine Parr, The Sixth Wife

By Alison Weir
  • Full Title : Six Tudor Queens: Katharine Parr, The Sixth Wife
  • Author : Alison Weir
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • ISBN Code : 1472227840
  • Pages : 480
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  • Language : English
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'This brilliant series has brought Henry VIII's six wives to life as never before. This novel will enthral and inspire, just as much as it will break your heart' TRACY BORMAN 'Katharine Parr deserves better than to be known just as Henry VIII's sixth wife - the one who survived. And there's no-one better placed than Alison Weir to restore her to her rightful place' SARAH GRISTWOOD Alison Weir, historian and author of the SUNDAY TIMES bestselling SIX TUDOR QUEENS series, recounts the story of Henry VIII's last wife - Katharine Parr, the queen who survived him. --- A WOMAN TORN BETWEEN LOVE AND DUTY. Two husbands dead, a boy and a sick man. And now Katharine is free to make her own choice. The ageing King's eye falls upon her. She cannot refuse him... or betray that she wanted another. She becomes the sixth wife - a queen and a friend. Henry loves and trusts her. But Katharine is hiding another secret in her heart, a deeply held faith that could see her burn... KATHARINE PARR. HENRY'S FINAL QUEEN. HER STORY. Renowned, bestselling historian Alison Weir reveals a warm, clever woman of great fortitude who rose boldly to every turn her life took. 'For the first time I felt as though, thanks to Alison's skilful writing and storytelling, I came to "know" Katharine' NICOLA TALLIS 'A tour de force. If you think you know everything about Henry VIII's last queen, you're in for a wonderful treat - you don't!' SUSAN RONALD 'An absorbing and fascinating read, meticulously researched as is always the case with Alison's work, and she really made Katharine live' SARAH RAYNE --- PRAISE FOR THE SIX TUDOR QUEENS SERIES: 'Weir is excellent on the little details that bring a world to life' Guardian 'Profoundly moving... lingers long after the last page' Elizabeth Fremantle 'Well researched and engrossing' Good Housekeeping 'Utterly gripping and endlessly surprising' Tracy Borman 'Hugely enjoyable . . . Alison Weir knows her subject and has a knack for the telling and textural detail' Daily Mail


2017-03-23

Henry VIII in Twenty-First Century Popular Culture

By Jonas Takors
  • Full Title : Henry VIII in Twenty-First Century Popular Culture
  • Author : Jonas Takors
  • Publisher : Lexington Books
  • ISBN Code : 149854441X
  • Pages : 250
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  • Language : English
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This book examines the role of historians, novelists, directors, and their audiences in shaping twenty-first century versions of Henry VIII. It shows how popular stories and histories contribute to a change in how Henry VIII is seen and discusses the debates surrounding these changes.


2016-12-05

Henry VIII and History

By Thomas S. Freeman
  • Full Title : Henry VIII and History
  • Author : Thomas S. Freeman
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • ISBN Code : 1351930885
  • Pages : 292
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  • Language : English
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Henry VIII remains the most iconic and controversial of all English Kings. For over four-hundred years he has been lauded, reviled and mocked, but rarely ignored. In his many guises - model Renaissance prince, Defender of the Faith, rapacious plunderer of the Church, obese Bluebeard-- he has featured in numerous works of fact and faction, in books, magazines, paintings, theatre, film and television. Yet despite this perennial fascination with Henry the man and monarch, there has been little comprehensive exploration of his historiographic legacy. Therefore scholars will welcome this collection, which provides a systematic survey of Henry's reputation from his own age through to the present. Divided into three sections, the volume begins with an examination of Henry's reputation in the period between his death and the outbreak of the English Civil War, a time that was to create many of the tropes that would dominate his historical legacy. The second section deals with the further evolution of his reputation, from the Restoration to Edwardian era, a time when Catholic commentators and women writers began moving into the mainstream of English print culture. The final section covers the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, which witnessed an explosion of representations of Henry, both in print and on screen. Taken together these studies, by a distinguished group of international scholars, offer a lively and engaging overview of how Henry's reputation has been used, abused and manipulated in both academia and popular culture since the sixteenth century. They provide intriguing insights into how he has been reinvented at different times to reflect the cultural, political and religious demands of the moment; sometimes as hero, sometimes as villain, but always as an unmistakable and iconic figure in the historical landscape.


2016-10-14

Scourge of Henry VIII

By Melanie Clegg
  • Full Title : Scourge of Henry VIII
  • Author : Melanie Clegg
  • Publisher : Pen and Sword
  • ISBN Code : 1473848393
  • Pages : 224
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  • Language : English
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The little-known story of the mother of Mary, Queen of Scots and her feud with the Tudors: “Will fascinate anyone who loves a simmering, twisting tale” (All About History). Mary, Queen of Scots continues to intrigue both historians and the general public—but the story of her mother, Marie de Guise, is much less well known. A political power in her own right, she was born into the powerful and ambitious Lorraine family, spending her formative years at the dazzling, licentious court of François I. Although briefly courted by Henry VIII, she instead married his nephew, James V of Scotland, in 1538. James’s premature death four years later left their six-day-old daughter, Mary, as queen, and presented Marie with the formidable challenge of winning the support of the Scottish people and protecting her daughter’s threatened birthright. Content until now to remain in the background and play the part of the obedient wife, Marie spent the next eighteen years effectively governing Scotland—devoting her considerable intellect, courage, and energy to safeguarding her daughter’s inheritance by using a deft mixture of cunning, charm, determination, and tolerance. This biography, from the author of Marie Antoinette: An Intimate History, tells the story and offers a fresh assessment of this most fascinating and underappreciated of sixteenth-century female rulers.


2016-01-12

The Six Wives of Henry VIII

By Gladys Malvern
  • Full Title : The Six Wives of Henry VIII
  • Author : Gladys Malvern
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • ISBN Code : 1504028856
  • Pages : 141
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  • Language : English
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Gladys Malvern uses her celebrated talent for prose to share the stories of Henry VIII’s wives with immense personality and captivating drama. Henry VIII was married to six women during his reign as the King of England. Gladys Malvern characterizes them as The Saint (Catherine of Aragon); The Egotist (Anne Boleyn); The Diplomat (Jane Seymour); The Housewife (Anne of Cleves); The Coquette (Catherine Howard); and The Mother (Catherine Parr). Malvern masterfully tells each of their personal histories and how they intertwined through rivalry, vying for power, political maneuvering, and the hardships of losing favor with the man that seceded the Church of England from Rome for a divorce.