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The Six Wives of Henry VIII by Alison Weir
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May 21, 2008

really liked it
bookshelves: history-nonfiction, all-time-favorites

Extensively researched and fascinating - a must-read for anyone interested in the women behind Henry VIII, aka the patron saint of man-whores. (I just made that up on the spot, but it works so I'm keeping it)
Weir isn't completely unbiased in her description of Henry and his various women, but I can't blame her. With this family, it's hard not to take sides. This is especially clear when Weir describes the way Henry felt about Anne of Cleves, his wife for about ten minutes. Weir talks about how Henry whined that Anne was fat and ugly and then, no doubt with a wicked grin on her face, Weir goes on to describe how gross Henry had gotten by that point. You can just tell she's dying to call Henry a fat bastard, and I'm proud of her for resisting that urge.
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message 1: by Fabio (new)

Fabio While reading you could listen to this:

message 2: by Morgan (new)

Morgan I've read that
In 5 grade
And my friends wonder y I'm so messed up

message 3: by Lauren (new)

Lauren Craig I am totally stealing the "patron saint of manwhores."

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