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Six women were married to the infamous Henry VIII, king of England: Catherine of Aragon, a Catholic; Anne Boleyn, clever, ambitious, proud and manipulative; Jane Seymour, demure, sensible and warm-hearted; Anne of Cleves, unattractive, but with enough sense to escape her marriage not only unscathed, but as an independent woman of means; Catherine Howard, young and appallingly stupid; and Catherine Parr, intelligent, opinionated and patient.
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Weir explains the political, social and religious pressures that influenced Henry's choices of wives and describes the wily politicians and court favorites who manipulated him in and out of wedlock. Throughout the book, the six wives emerge as individuals with strong personalities who left their marks on the British monarchy and on history.
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Plot & Themes

Royalty bio    -   Yes Period of greatest activity?    -   ancient times

Subject of Biography

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   Prince/Nobleman/King Ethnicity    -   White Nationality    -   British


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   6 () Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK Misc setting    -   Fancy Mansion Century:    -   distant past

Writing Style

Book makes you feel?    -   challenged Graphic sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   impregnation/reproduction How much dialogue in bio?    -   significantly more descript than dialog How much of bio focuses on most famous period of life?    -   51%-75% of book

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