Thursday, June 25, 2009

Book review: Six wives: The queens of Henry VIII, David Starkey


A quick, if somewhat academic read of the six wives of Henry VIII of England. Starkey explores why they became queen, and what kinds of queens they were. He takes a feminist view and questions some of the more common attitudes regarding the queens. He's particularly sympathetic about Jane Seymour.

It was a little tedious at times, but mostly interesting.

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