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Alyson Weir's The Six Wives
May 20, 2011
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Folks, I'm new to the study of the Tudor dynasty and Henry VIII in particular, but I've gotten completely sucked it and have been devouring blog articles on the Tudors, the Reformation and other related to pics.

This week marks a turning point for me, however, in that I've taken on a big fat (wonderful) book, Alyson Weir's “The Six Wives of Henry VIII.”  I just started reading it, so this is not going to be a review, but suffice it to say that I'm reading it rather than sleeping…

I'm delighted to find fellow enthusiasts here. Great to meet you. 

May 20, 2011
10:47 am
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Great to meet you azieger.  Welcome to the forum.  I hope you enjoy your time with us.  Alison Weir is a great starting point for learning about the Tudor wives.  Have fun!

May 20, 2011
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Welcome azieger. I hope you enjoy the forum. It's a great place. I hope you enjoy reading all kinds of Tudor books.

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May 25, 2011
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I have read The Six Wives of Henry VIII as well, and I think Alison Weir is a great author. It is fun to read this book, and it is very well researched and thoroughly enjoyable.

I bought Ms. Weir's The Lady in the Tower some weeks ago, and I am looking forward to reading it soon. Sadly I did not have enough time to start it until now.

May 25, 2011
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Hi and welcome azieger!

Alison Weir's Six Wives is an excellent choice to start learning about Henry's queens.  Another good book to start with is Antonia Frasers' Wives of Henry VIII.  Hope you learn lots from the site!!!!!!

June 12, 2011
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I liked Alison Weir's book. Antonia Fraser's covers much of the same ground but I did think she was slightly biased towards Catherine of Aragon (or maybe that was just me). Another one taking in all six wives is David Starkey's Six Wives. He's re-examined a lot of the original sources which makes for an interesting read.

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