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The Children of Henry VIII

By Alison Weir
Narrated by Simon Prebble / 15 hours 45 minutes

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 Katherine of Aragon; the Lady Elizabeth, the teenage daughter of his second wife Anne Boleyn; and his young great-niece, the Lady Jane Grey. In this riveting account Alison Weir paints a unique portrait of these extraordinary rulers, examining their intricate relationships to each other and to history. She traces the tumult that followed Henry's death, from the brief intrigue-filled reigns of the boy king Edward VI and the fragile Lady Jane Grey, to the savagery of "Bloody Mary," and finally the accession of the politically adroit Elizabeth I. As always, Weir offers a fresh perspective on a period that has spawned many of the most enduring myths in English history, combining the best of the historian's and the biographer's art.

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Author
Narrator Simon Prebble
ISBN 9781470325510
Length 15 hours 45 minutes
Language English
Publisher Recorded Books, Inc.
Publication date
Edition Unabridged
Genres Fiction & Literature & Historical Fiction
Libro.fm rank #35,420 Overall
Genre rank #1,671 in Historical Fiction