By David Starkey
Nobody in background had a extra eventful profession in matrimony than Henry VIII. His marriages have been bold and tumultuous, and made quick legends of six very diverse ladies. during this awesome examine, David Starkey argues that the king was once now not a wicked philanderer yet an individual looking happiness—and a son. Knowingly or no longer, he increased a gaggle of ladies to impressive heights and adjusted the best way a kingdom used to be governed.
Six Wives is a masterful paintings of background that in detail examines the rituals of international relations, marriage, being pregnant, and faith that have been a part of way of life for ladies on the Tudor court docket. Weaving new evidence and clean interpretations right into a spellbinding account of the emotional drama surrounding Henry's six marriages, David Starkey finds the crucial function that the queens performed in opting for coverage. With an both willing eye for romantic and political intrigue, he brilliantly recaptures the tale of Henry's other halves and the britain they governed.