The Children of Henry VIII

The Children of Henry VIII At His Death In 1547, King Henry VIII Left Four Heirs To The English Throne His Only Son, The Nine Year Old Prince Edward The Lady Mary, The Adult Daughter Of His First Wife, Catherine Of Aragon The Lady Elizabeth, The Daughter Of His Second Wife, Anne Boleyn, And His Young Great Niece, The Lady Jane Grey These Are The Players In A Royal Drama That Ultimate Led To Elizabeth S Ascension To The Throne One Of The Most Spectacularly Successful Reigns In English History. Best place name FotheringhayBest adjective bedeckedBest phantom pregnancy Mary s firstMost unwelcome death Jane Grey sMost welcome deaths Tie between John Dudley, Duke of Northumberland s and Queen Mary sBiggest asshole of a Pope Pope Paul IIIMost unfit parents Henry Grey and
On that day a dead dog with clipped ears, a rope around its neck, and its head tonsured like a priest s was hurled into the Queen s chamber at Whitehall.This is history at its best, with utterly intense soap opera plots and weird glamorous characters and all of it true This book picks up where Henry VIII and his collection of calamitous chorines left off and tells the story of the next eleven years And what eleven years they were Heads rolled, the stench of burning flesh hung in the air, and On that day a dead dog with clipped ears, a rope around its neck, and its head tonsured like a priest s was hurled into the Queen s chamber at Whitehall.This is history at its best, with utterly intense soap opera plots and weird glamorous characters and all of it true This book picks up where Henry VIII and his
There isn t any earth shattering information contained in this tome, no new facts unearthed but Weir has such mastery of her research that it s always a pleasure to read her works This is the first time I ve read about all four I suppose you could call them junior Tudor monarchs in succinct, consecutive order I ve always been partial to the nine days queen since I saw the movie starring Helena Bonham Carter in the 80s I think she s been shortchanged by history Here she is given a healthy d There isn t any earth shattering information contained in this tome, no new facts unearthed but Weir has such mastery of her research that it s always a pleasure to read her works This is the first time I
Although I wouldn t say I m a Tudor Expert okay maybe I would I do like to think I am well versed on the topic I first read Alison Weir s The Children of Henry VIII almost a decade ago before I was as acquainted with the Tudor dynasty Although both are far different experiences, re reading this history piece still brought enjoyment once again.Immediately in the first sentence of the Preface, Weir states that The Children of
The title of this book is a bit misleading While Weir does her usual fine job of elucidating characters and their times, calling this The Children of Henry VIII is a bit misleading, since Lady Jane Grey s nine day reign is included Her story as a child until her brief reign is also told This makes a great deal of sense historically, since she was labeled sovereign by some lords upon the death of Edward VI and before Mary s supporters drove Grey s handlers from power.The book does a nice j The title of this book is a bit misleading While Weir does her usual fine job of elucidating characters and their times, calling this The Children of Henry VIII is a bit misleading, since Lady Jane Grey s nine day reign is included Her story as a child until her brief reign is also told This makes a great deal of s
Alison Weir always delivers, and it s a pleasure to have one of her books in my greedy forhistory hands Here, she focuses on Mary I, Elizabeth I, and Edward VI, the Tudor Children She paints the picture of papa Henry and how his lust for power, and women, led him to be father to three different children from three different mothers.There is even a biographical portrait of Lady Jane Grey, the unfortunate girl caught between avaricious parents and power hungry opponents Believe me, you wi Alison Weir always delivers, and it s a pleasure to have one of her books in my greedy forhistory hands Here, she focuses on Mary I, Elizabeth I, and Edward VI, the Tudor Children She paints the picture of papa Henry and how his lust for power, and women, led him to be father to three different children from three different mothers.There is even a biographical portrait of Lady Jane Grey, the unfortunate girl ca
Children of England also known as The Children of Henry VIII covers the years between 1547 and 1558 and explores the problems of succession after Henry VIII s death, following the troubled lives of his children Edward, Mary and Elizabeth and of his granddaughter Jane Grey This is a very comprehensive book I liked how Weir did not present the children only by their actions, but also spent some time talking about their appearances, their personalities and their educations It was extremely int Children of England also known as The Children of Henry VIII covers the years between 1547 and 1558 and explores the problems of succession after Henry VIII s death, following the troubled lives of his children Edward, Mary and Elizabeth and of his granddaughter Jane Grey This is a very comprehensive book I liked how Weir did not present the children only by their actions, but also spent some time talking about their appearances, their personalities and
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here I m copying this from other posts I made on the Tudor group but thought I d share here, as well July 15 09I m really enjoying learningabout Jane in The Children of England, also by AW Thought I d share a little for anyone who, like me, doesn t know much about her The first part of the book takes place directly after the death of Henry VIII and goes into a lot of detail regarding Jane s feelings toward her parents and her preference to learning above all else, as learning was the only t I m copying this from other posts I made on the Tudor group but thought I d share here, as well July 15 09I m really enjoying learningabout Jane in The Children of England, also by AW Thought I d share a little for anyone who, like me, doesn t know much about her The first part of the book takes place directly after the death of Henry VIII and goes into a lot of detail regarding Jane s feelings toward her parents and her preference to learning above all else, as learning was the only thin
Fresh off her earlier work, Henry VIII, I dove headfirst into this follow up that recounts the tumultuous period between the great monarch s death and the ascension of his second daughter, Elizabeth The title, as many have observed, is a tad misleading as only three out of the four monarchs featured were actually children of the late Henry the teenage Lady Jane Grey, who reigned for a mere three months after the death of the equally young Edward VI and before being deposed by Mary and her alli Fresh off her earlier work, Henry VIII, I dove headfirst into this follow up that recounts the tumultuous period between the great monarch s death and the ascension of his second daughter, Elizabeth The title, as many have observed, is a tad misleading as only three out of the four monarchs featured were actually children of the late Henry the teenage Lady Jane Grey, who reigned for a mere three months after the death of the equally young Edward VI and before being deposed by Mary and her allies, being technically his grand niece Despite this slight error, The Children of Henry VIII is a work of remarkable scholarship that shed light on a p
This is an account of the events that happened after the death of Henry VIII up to the ascension of Elizabeth I to the throne It is the story of how his heirs his son Edward, his daughters Mary and Elizabeth and his grandniece Jane Grey engaged in a power st

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  • Paperback
  • 385 pages
  • The Children of Henry VIII
  • Alison Weir
  • English
  • 04 November 2017
  • 0345407865