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Wives of Henry VIII by Antonia Fraser
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Jul 15, 10

bookshelves: history, non-fiction, tudors, biographies-and-memoirs
Read from July 07 to 15, 2010

I am definitely a fan of Tudor History. As of this review, I've read about 20 books, fiction and non-ficiton, about the era. So needless to say, I can sometimes be hard to please when I pick up a Tudor book -- the book has to be coherent and fall along what I snobbily consider to be accepted historical lines, and yet it has to be innovative enough that I'm not bored.

Fraser's book does a GREAT job of this. Her research is impeccable, and I've read many of the stories recounted in this book before, but she's able to keep a fresh, new spin on it that lets you look at the events in a new light. I really enjoyed this book.
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07/07/2010 page 15
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07/10/2010 page 118
24.0% "Away with Katherine of Aragon and onto Anne Boleyn!"
07/12/2010 page 231
48.0% "Watch out Anne, Jane Seymour's on her way!"
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