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  • The Six Wives of Henry VIII: A Captivating Guide to Catherine of Aragon, Anne Boleyn, Jane Seymour, Anne of Cleves, Catherine Howard, and Katherine Parr

  • By: Captivating History
  • Narrated by: Desmond Manny
  • Length: 3 hrs and 9 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (2 ratings)

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Narrated by: Desmond Manny
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Explore the Captivating History of the Six Wives of Henry VIII

Henry VIII, King of England and Ireland in the first half of the 16th century, is one of history’s most famous monarchs for many reasons. He ruled ruthlessly, was quick to cry “treason!” and execute, and equally quick to fall in and out of love. Henry changed the religious fabric of England forever and left his mark on the wider world - but what of the six women he took as his queens?

From the regal and capable Catherine of Aragon to the patient and generous Katherine Parr, Henry’s wives represented a range of personalities, goals, beliefs, and influences on the king. Each of Henry’s six wives represented a facet of the king himself, whether he liked to admit it or not; unfortunately, a Queen of England at the side of Henry VIII could never be sure of her husband’s love - or her safety. These are the stories of three Catherines, two Annes, and one Jane.

This audiobook covers topics such as:

  • Henry Tudor
  • Catherine of Aragon
  • Mistress Elizabeth Blount
  • Mistress Mary Boleyn
  • Anne Boleyn
  • Anne of Cleves
  • Mistress Mary Shelton
  • The Wooing of Jane Seymour
  • Catherine Howard
  • The Culpeper Affair
  • Katherine Parr
  • More theories on Henry Tudor’s Fertility
  • The illegitimate children of Henry VIII
  • And much more

So if you want to learn more about the six wives of Henry VIII, buy this audiobook now!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 08-01-20

Brief Overview of Henry VIII wives and mistresses.

I have mixed feelings about this. If you are looking for a quick overview of the subject, it's acceptable. But if are looking for real.historical detail, it's pretty sparse. The narrator was good. My biggest problem with the book was a tendency to cite the wrong year in which an event occurred. This happened frequently enough that I question how closely the material was screened for accuracy. Having read over a dozen books about this era, the wrong dates stood out for me, in one case, the year was a century off. If you really want to learn about Henry's wives, there are s number of audible books. that explore the wives in much more detail.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 23-10-22

Great Tudor overview

Excellent read; lots of nuggets missed in documentaries I’ve seen; and good to be able to contrast and compare.

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  • Laura Lewis
  • 05-12-21

New perspective

The story was interesting and allowed the reader to view the wives in a new perspective. However, several of the dates were incorrect throughout the story. For instance, the years of birth for Catherine of Aragon and Elizabeth I.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 26-11-20

Loved!

This was my first audible book but won't be my.last. I loved it!!! Highly recommended!

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  • Stephanie B. Sullivan
  • 16-10-20

gives a much better understanding of the Tudors

A must read if you are a history inthusiest. explains in great and clear detail of what may have contributed to this time period

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  • H.Nathan
  • 09-10-18

Super Smart

This wonderful easy read gives a good long sketch of each of Henry's wives, with increasingly less detail as time goes on. As with most book on Poor Henry VIII, the women get center stage, ignoring, but not totally, the extraordinary events of the Tudor ruler.

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  • Alan K
  • 09-10-18

So Nice

The inter played politics and religion as well as the king's quirkiness are enlightening. I reveled in the richness of presentation, and would enjoy listening to this book in the future again.

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  • Wsil Ali
  • 09-10-18

Enjoyed It

The spotlight is definitely on the queens in this book rather than the king. I was fascinated by their different personifies and backgrounds as well as their lives as queens.

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  • Maria B
  • 09-10-18

Very Well-Written

Well written, well researched, well filled with period culture - this is an outstanding book! The writing is as good as a novel, though scrupulously backed by numerous endnotes.

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  • Jasmine N
  • 09-10-18

Great Compliment

The story was presented chronologically, with a few, well integrated digressions to give us the history of each of Henry's wives. Chapters were short and the introduction of new characters was kept to a minimum, creating a very lucid narrative. New characters were always given context, both in the writing and by some great family trees, and we were often reminded who recurring characters were.