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The Six Wives of Henry VIII
The Six Wives of Henry VIII | Alison Weir
Well-documented portraits of each of King Henry the VIII's 6 wives. The lives and fates of King Henry VIII's legendary six wives are laid bare in a vivid, in-depth account that is set against the colorful, tempestuous background of the Tudor era.
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Birdsong28
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https://www.cheatsheet.com/entertainment/how-accurate-is-six-the-musical-when-it...

I would love to see this musical as I know most of the words to the songs! And also I was introduced to it by someone on here so it's special for me that way as well 😘

TiredLibrarian Sounds interesting! 👑👑👑👑👑👑 2mo
MoonWitch94 I can‘t wait! 2mo
Megabooks I would love to see it too. 2mo
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wordslinger42
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Repost for @ljuliel

#keepLitsyactive #historybooks

Today's book question: What time frame do you enjoy reading about? If you don't like NF, history or historical fiction, is there a time frame you prefer? Like modern day, 1950s, 1930s? Please repost with a book you enjoyed from that time frame!

I love reading anything about Henry VIII and really enjoyed the tagged book 🤴

ljuliel Thanks for posting. It‘s really interesting that out of all the answers, we‘ve had very few that are the same. Lots of variety. 2mo
wordslinger42 @ljuliel Of course! 😊 I'm surprised at the variety, too, but it's cool to learn about so many books that I probably wouldn't have discovered otherwise! 2mo
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Finished the book days before seeing SIX in Chicago on the 20th. Great to have background into the lives of the women that inspired the musical. The show was so spirited, fun, and clever and the talent of the six “ex-wives” was incredible. So glad I got to see it!

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Pickpick

This was a heavy duty one, but it's one of my favorite time periods. I have a soft spot the the Tudors.

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GhostStories

Henry and Anne looked ‘like dogs falling out of a window‘, so dismayed they were by the news. 🐕🤔

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GhostStories

She was rational enough in love to realise that Henry was in many ways immature, and sensible enough not to let him know it.

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GhostStories
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Divorced, beheaded, died. Divorced, beheaded, survived. Going to see the musical Six in Chicago in a month, so my interest in the real six has been perked. Now to learn about the real women behind the show!

Nute Exciting! 7mo
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Susannah
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I couldn‘t put this book down for good without giving Henry VIII‘s other three wives their due. In the end I think I admire Anne of Cleves the most. She had the good sense to accept the comparatively fine offer of a divorce from Henry. None of them lived long, though. 👇

Susannah Anne of Cleves outlived both Henry and his last wife, Katharine Parr, but still died at 43, a rather young age for a woman who bore no children nor fell victim to her (ex-)husband‘s propensity for violence towards the people who had been close to him. 👇 7mo
Susannah I think it‘s the concentrated misogyny that unnerves me so much, and it probably shouldn‘t. It‘s not like women were anything but chattel in any other historical setting. Still, depressing. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ (edited) 7mo
Susannah @rubyslippersreads I‘ve never even heard of it. Thank you for mentioning it! 7mo
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Susannah
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390 pages in, and Henry‘s first three wives are dead because of his insane drive to have a son. As ever, the ironies are that science has taught us that the male parent is responsible for the sex of his children; and it would be his daughter who became the most famous monarch in English history. (Did someone say “karma”?)

julesG Both daughters are famous. Kind of. 😉 8mo
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Lauraandherbooks
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This book is so good.. I appreciate the obvious research for historical accuracy..

SW-T Love the picture 💕 10mo
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Lauraandherbooks
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I am now on his second marriage to Anne boleyn... wow what a series of events this created.. this is a second book I have read on the same story with a different approach but it is all interesting to me .. not sure how historically accurate it is but I still find it interesting

Bklover Welcome to Litsy! 10mo
Lauraandherbooks @Bklover thank you 😊 10mo
BethM Lovely pic! 10mo
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Birdsong28 Welcome to Litsy. 🎉🎊 Have you seen she is doing a six book fiction series ( there are ebooks in-between the books) of each of the wives? 📚📖 10mo
robinb Welcome to Litsy Land! 😊 10mo
Lauraandherbooks @robinb thank you 😊 10mo
Lauraandherbooks @Birdsong28 do you know the ñame? 10mo
MrBook Love this! Welcome to the #LitsyFamily! 10mo
Birdsong28 @Lauraandherbooks The tagged book is the start of the series if you are on Goodreads check out the series order as it will show you which ebooks go with what main book. If you aren't on Goodreads then you should be able to Google it. The next one out in the series is about the fourth wife. Hope this helps 😘📚📖 10mo
Lauraandherbooks @Birdsong28 i will definitely check it out!! Thanks for the info!!! 😘😘 10mo
Ericalambbrown Good book! And welcome to Litsy! ❤️ 10mo
Lauraandherbooks @Ericalambbrown thank you 😊 10mo
Pricel101 Great reading! Welcome! 👋📚 10mo
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Lauraandherbooks
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Currently reading this!! I love 16th century era

Kaye Welcome 🌷 10mo
Lauraandherbooks Thank you @kaye 😍😍 this is my new account as I lost my info for my first one 😳 10mo
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LitsyWelcomeWagon Welcome to Litsy! Hope these #Litsytips by @RaimeyGallant http://bit.ly/litsytips and #LitsyHowTo videos: goo.gl/UrCpoU are helpful. #LitsyWelcomeWagon 10mo
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Nute Welcome to Litsy! It‘s a warm and friendly community. I know that you will enjoy yourself here. I‘m looking forward to getting to know you.🙂 10mo
Lauraandherbooks @Nute thank you!! I love it here!! This place is so friendly!! 10mo
jpmcwisemorgan Welcome to Litsy! 10mo
Lauraandherbooks @jpmcwisemorgan thank you 😊 10mo
Crazeedi Is this dry? I read another of hers that was rather dry, but I love the subject matter... 10mo
Lauraandherbooks @Crazeedi it does have some moments that gets a bit slow but it definitely picks up at times too... I‘m captivated by the drama at times and appreciate the references to historical facts... I want to find more of her books for this reason 10mo
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Laura71
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I went to my happy place today : Barnes and Nobles and picked this up!!! I‘m so excited to crack it open!!!

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VeganCleopatra

I just wanted to thank @Insightsintobooks and @Eyelit for their #kindlitsy generosity! Unfortunately I did already own the books but it will not go to waste. I don't use Litsy as others appear to, my record keeping is done on Goodreads. I've subsequently removed any books I don't own from my Litsy shelf. I don't have the hours needed to add all wishes into this app so my list is short now. 🤷‍♀️ Thanks again you two, definitely appreciated!

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Linsy
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“History‘s about to get overthrown!” — Six

I‘ve recently been obsessed with Six — a musical about Henry VIII‘s wives — and rereading the book that taught me to love historical non-fiction. Unfortunately, my husband, does not share my enthusiasm. To be fair, I have been singing it a lot (and loudly) and trying to explain the hilarious lyrics while I relearn details about the Tudor queens. 👑

#pairabookandband #riotgrams #history #audiobook

Bookish_B That book was fantastic! ❤️ 1y
Birdsong28 Will have to check this Six out!!! 😘📚📖 1y
rubyslippersreads Two of my favorite things — musicals and Henry‘s unfortunate wives! 1y
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GingerAntics 🤣😂🤣 this is the greatest!!! Definitely looking this up. Anytime I can sing my history I‘m in!!! 1y
GingerAntics I‘ve added the book to my TBR and the soundtrack to my wish list. This must happen. Is it the last business day of the month yet? I need this album. 1y
Amandajoy My fiancé & I have been watching The Tudors and I‘ve been looking up a lot about the history. I‘m going to have to look these up. And I love musicals! 1y
Emily92Bibliophile Just looked up the musical trailer about Six- OHMYGOODNESS where has this been all my life??! 1y
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Wife
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#RoadTripping with Husband is at an end. But look what happened along the way! Excited!

Mdargusch Productive! 2y
thebluestocking Nice! I recently read and mostly enjoyed Ross Poldark. 2y
Wife @thebluestocking I love the series. My daughter says there are some significant differences in the book. 2y
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MissHaych
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Almost a month into 2018 and only now picking up a book. Watched Cate Blanchet's Elizabeth the other day and caught a yearning for some Elizabethan period reading. Haven't read any Alison Weir so let's see how this goes :)

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DivineDiana
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Just when my dear niece told me that she is interested in Henry VIII and his wives, a Litsy friend ( @erzascarletbookgasm ) wrote a post on this book! Since my niece is visiting next weekend, I ordered immediately and plan to put on her nightstand. #bookmail #encouragingreading

AlaMich You're a cool aunt!! 😊 2y
DivineDiana @AlaMich I‘m blushing! 😉 2y
mswriterlygirl Love that book. 2y
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DivineDiana 👍🏻I hope she does! 😉 (edited) 2y
rubyslippersreads You're the best aunt! 👑 2y
batsy Aww 💕 Best thing to find on the nightstand 😀📚 2y
Cinfhen That's a lovely hostess idea!!!! 2y
TricksyTails That's so thoughtful! Wonderful book but best aunt! 2y
DivineDiana @TricksyTails You‘re so kind! 🙂 2y
erzascarletbookgasm What a lovely thought! Best aunt! 😎 2y
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DivineDiana Thanks for posting this! My niece just told me she wants to learn more about Henry VIII. 2y
Wife 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻😍 2y
Bookish_B I read this some years ago. It was fantastic! 2y
Andrew65 It wasn't lovely for these six ladies. 😂 I like Alison Weir books. 2y
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CarolinaCarter
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As a girl, I was fascinated by Anne Boleyn. As a woman, I have a lot of respect for Catherine of Aragon. In any case, I think we can all agree that Henry VIII was a serial practitioner of #taintedlove #junetunz

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Bklover
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#characters2017 Here's someone who definitely wanted to be #kingoftheworld! Kind of reminds me of someone else....

LibrarianRyan So so so reminds me. 😜🤓👍🏻 3y
MimiLovesToRead I just won two of her books. The first two in the six tudor queens series. 3y
Bklover @MimiLovesToRead That's awesome!👍👍 3y
Izai.Amorim Only that this king (for better or worse) did get things done while the other only has a big mouth and no guts (to quote a Nick Cave song) 3y
Bklover @Izai.Amorim That's sure the truth!! 3y
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WayToDawn324
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Starting this book today. 😁

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Pickpick

This was a wonderful book. A great thing to read before Netflixing the Tudors. It was a very good summary of the time and not so dense that a general audience would find it daunting.

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wordslinger42
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I absolutely loved this book, guys 🏰👑 I finished it a few months back -- I really want to read more of Alison Weir's books! Have any of you read this or her other books?

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Bklover
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I just recently posted about this book and it's a Goodreads deal- available on kindle, nook, and Apple iBooks in case anyone is interested!

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Bklover
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#lyricalapril I bought this book a while back because it reminded me of my mom. Decades ago my mom and I watched a PBS series on the six wives of HenryVIII. Each week was another wife. We ate pizza and snuggled on the couch and it is one of my favorite memories of my mom. 💕💕💕#royals

LectricSheep That sounds like such a good memory. ❤️ 3y
Bklover @LectricSheep It is! We got the biggest kick trying to figure out how he'd get rid of each wife. Was special. 😊💜 3y
Dragon I really enjoyed this one , it was my first Allison Weir book. Still my favourite 😀 3y
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rubyslippersreads I watched that series with my mom too. 3y
kspenmoll Me too! With both parents & sibs! 3y
Bookish_B I loved this book. Alison Weir is fantastic! 3y
Cinfhen I love that story 💖Mom time is the best...book must be fascinating! 3y
mjdowens The book was great. Every time my husband gets annoyed with me now, I just think how lucky I am to NOT have Henry VIII as a spouse😂😂 3y
Bklover @mjdowens No kidding! He was a real prize, wasn't he?!😬 3y
Bklover @Dragon @rubyslippersreads @kspenmoll @Bookish_B @Cinfhen I love sharing with you all- good memories!! 3y
wordslinger42 I just finished this a few months ago & I loved it so much!! She's written several others that I'm dying to read now! 3y
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DaniRa
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#feistyfeb #boughtonvacation I only recently started the habit of looking for an interesting book while on vacation so here some from London, Greece, Paris and Italy

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StellaDz
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I like my #shelfie to be cluttered and packed with everything book related! These are my living room book shelves. ❤📚#riotgrams @bookriot

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lilycobalt
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I missed yesterday's rainbow challenge, so I combined it with women writers today. Not pictured: setting up the stack again after my cat knocked it over. #womenauthors #somethingforsept #septphotochallenge

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Gezemice
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I do not do #impulsebuys - I suck at picking and ran out of shelf space a long time ago. This is the only book I recall being an #impulsebuy. Many, many years ago I bought it at an airport - and it started a life time of fascination with Tudors and the history writing of Alison Weir. A great purchase! It has been well worn since, and I have been recommending it to everyone!
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GinaAnderson I think I read this a long, long time ago. 3y
WordWaller I totally need to read this. 3y
Alisnazzy I love Allison weir. 3y
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Dragon This was my first and still favourite Allison Weir nonfiction book 3y
Gezemice @Dragon Yes, I still love it, although my abslute favorite is Elizabeth I - but this is a close second! 3y
Gezemice @Ambrosnazzy Me too! Although I had to correct that lately to loving her non-fiction... 3y
Gezemice @WordWaller I highly recommend it! 3y
Gezemice @GinaAnderson Me too, but re-read it a couple times, last time when I was wondering if the Tudors show used this book and they totally did! I found quotes in the book that were in the show that came from Weir's commentary, not from historic sources. 3y
Alisnazzy @Gezemice yes that's true. I think I tried one of novels and couldn't really get into it. But I haven't read a nonfiction of hers that I didn't love. 3y
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Emily92Bibliophile
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/ 5 A wonderful read. While it took me longer than I expected, I enjoyed it immensely, and it was well worth the wait . Definitely going to buy my own copy 😊

Arcana I have so many Alison Weir books, and love them all! ❤️ 3y
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Emily92Bibliophile
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Post Crossfit workout breakfast : 1 sweet potato, onions, red bell pepper, avocado, and 1 gluten free blueberry muffin paired with TSWHVIII. I love that in the #LitsyCommunity it is perfectly normal to read while partaking in a meal #KindredSpirits

RealLifeReading Food and books go well together! 3y
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Emily92Bibliophile
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I am unable to put this book down! While still finishing up Katherine of Aragon's part, I already believe Alison Weir is a brilliant historical writer. If anyone has any reading suggestions of their favorite book(s) by Weir , let me know in the comments!

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Emily92Bibliophile
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I have heard so many good words regarding Alison Weir, and The Six Wives of Henry the VIII. When I was seven and just beginning to have a love for reading, " the Lives of Kings& Queens of England" became my most favorite nonfiction read, and the most captivating histories of all were that of Henry VIII, his six wives, and his children. #RenaissanceLove #TheTudors

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Emily92Bibliophile
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•My #Augustofpages stack. I am confident I can beat last month's 6! • Also I wanted to say thank you to the Litsy community- It is a wonderful place where readers join & encourage one another. I am so thankful there are readers out there who won't put you down for your reading choices, but cheer you on in your goals and accomplishments! This is the best app community experience I have had yet & I thank y'all for it. I raise my tea ☕️ to you all

Arcana Alison Weir, excellent choice! 👍 3y
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Shazzer
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The book that started me on my Tudor books and tv show fascination. A great read. You really feel for these women and how they lived their lives depending on the mood of Henry.

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"And they had urged that Catalina cultivate a taste for wine, as the water in England was undrinkable." ??

Bookish_B I love Alison Weir- and this book! 4y
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MusingsOnMidlife
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This beauty is out in the UK tomorrow! I should've read it before now but just have t had the chance. Excited to get stuck in this evening!