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It's good to be the queen - NOT

Advantages: Well written, interesting stories
Disadvantages: More focus on the wives and less on Henry, but perhaps that's not possible!

...Antonia Fraser's 'The Wives of Henry VIII' is a wonderful account of the lives of the six women who married the controversial Tudor king. Fraser has written extensively on many subjects, but is particularly interested in British royal history. Her writing ...

frkurt 13.05.2003 · Read full review
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Bringing history to life

Advantages: Fascinating history that's accessible to everyone
Disadvantages: It's a very big book...

At first glance this is a big, thick book that some people perhaps might feel overwhelmed by - I certainly did. But I found myself so absorbed by Antonia's frank and diplomatic take on these women's lives that I just kept turning page after page until be ...

Lizamabug 22.12.2006 · Read full review
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Divorced, Beheaded...

Advantages: Very well-researched
Disadvantages: None

History books do nothing for me, but I do like a good biography. That is why I love this book. Antonia Fraser's style of writing makes you forget that this is a historical biography. If I have to admit to liking some history then, apart from ancient ...

RuthJean 16.09.2000 · Read full review
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Excellent book!

Advantages: Amazingly rich in detail, easily accessible
Disadvantages: Ever so slightly Henry dominated

...This has to be one of the best biographies I've ever read on Henry VIII's wives. Antonia Fraser takes them out of their conventional stereotypes and re-creates them for a new generation of readers as individual women in their own right. The language is ea ...

thalionahaiel 01.06.2007 · Read full review
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A Demonic Home Dweller?

Advantages: Some useful tips, hearing the views of someone with ADHD
Disadvantages: Not great writing

...A few months ago, I got a new book from www.readitswapit.com - a book called Only A Mother Could Love Him - How I Lived With and Triumphed Over ADHD. It is written by a young Australian man called Ben Polis and - as you can tell by the extend ...

KarenUK 18.10.2007 · Read full review
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