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The Resource The six wives & many mistresses of Henry VIII : the women's stories, Amy Licence

The six wives & many mistresses of Henry VIII : the women's stories, Amy Licence

Label
The six wives & many mistresses of Henry VIII : the women's stories
Title
The six wives & many mistresses of Henry VIII
Title remainder
the women's stories
Statement of responsibility
Amy Licence
Title variation
Six wives and many mistresses of Henry the Eighth
Title variation remainder
the women's stories
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
For a king renowned for his love life, Henry VIII has traditionally been depicted as something of a prude, but the story may have been different for the women who shared his bed. How did they take the leap from courtier to lover, to wife? What was Henry really like as a lover? Henry's women were uniquely placed to experience the tension between his chivalric ideals and the lusts of the handsome, tall, athletic king; his first marriage, to Catherine of Aragon, was, on one level, a fairy-tale romance but his affairs with Anne Stafford, Elizabeth Carew and Jane Popincourt undermined it early on. Later, his more established mistresses, Bessie Blount and Mary Boleyn, risked their good names by bearing him illegitimate children. Typical of his time, Henry did not feel that casual liaisons could threaten his marriage, until he met the one woman who held him at arm's length. The arrival of Anne Boleyn changed everything. Her seductive eyes helped rewrite history. After their passionate marriage turned sour, the king rapidly remarried to Jane Seymour. Her death in childbirth left him alone, without wife or lover, for the first time in decades. In the quest for a new queen, he scoured the courts of Europe, obsessed with the beautiful Christina of Milan, whose rejection of him spurred him into the arms of Anne of Cleves and soon after the lively teenager Catherine Howard. Henry s final years were spent with the elegant and accomplished widow Catherine Parr, who sacrificed personal pleasure for duty by marrying him while her heart was bestowed elsewhere. What was it like for these women to share Henry s bed, bear his children or sit on the English throne? He was a man of great appetites, ready to move heaven and earth for a woman he desired; their experiences need to be readdressed in a frank, modern take on the affairs of his heart. What was it really like to be Mrs Henry VIII?
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
AU@
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Licence, Amy
Dewey number
941.052/0922
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DA332
LC item number
.L45 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Henry
  • Henry
  • Queens
  • Mistresses
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
Label
The six wives & many mistresses of Henry VIII : the women's stories, Amy Licence
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
383 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781445660394
Lccn
2015300140
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), portraits (some colour)
System control number
  • ocn897087709
  • (OCoLC)897087709
Label
The six wives & many mistresses of Henry VIII : the women's stories, Amy Licence
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
383 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781445660394
Lccn
2015300140
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), portraits (some colour)
System control number
  • ocn897087709
  • (OCoLC)897087709

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