The Children of Henry VIII

The Children of Henry VIII

Alison Weir


"Fascinating . . . Alison Weir does complete justice to the subject."
--The Philadelphia Inquirer

At his loss of life in 1547, King Henry VIII left 4 heirs to the English throne: his basically son, the nine-year-old Prince Edward; the woman Mary, the grownup daughter of his first spouse Katherine of Aragon; the girl Elizabeth, the teenage daughter of his moment spouse Anne Boleyn; and his younger great-niece, the girl Jane gray. during this riveting account Alison Weir paints a distinct portrait of those notable rulers, interpreting their problematic relationships to one another and to historical past. She strains the tumult that Henry's demise, from the short intrigue-filled reigns of the boy king Edward VI and the delicate girl Jane gray, to the savagery of "Bloody Mary," and at last the accession of the politically adroit Elizabeth I.

As constantly, Weir bargains a clean standpoint on a interval that has spawned a number of the so much enduring myths in English historical past, combining the easiest of the historian's and the biographer's art.

"Like anthropology, background and biography can reveal surprising methods of feeling and being. Alison Weir's sympathetic collective biography, the kids of Henry VIII does simply that, reminding us that human nature has changed--and for the higher. . . . Weir imparts circulation and coherence whereas re-creating the suspense her characters continued and the affliction they inflicted."
--The ny instances e-book evaluate

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