Henry VIII’s Wives: History in an Hour : History in an Hour

  • by Julie Wheeler
  • Narrated by Jonathan Keeble
  • Series: History in an Hour
  • 1 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Love history? Know your stuff with History in an Hour.
In his ambition to provide a male heir to the throne, Henry VIII married six times. Divorce from his first wife, Catherine of Aragon, caused England’s break from the Catholic Church in Rome. He went on to divorce Anne of Cleves and behead Anne Boleyn and Katherine Howard for infidelities. Jane Seymour died and Catherine Parr survived Henry.
Henry VIII’s Wives: History in an Hour will introduce you to these six entirely diverse and captivating personalities and the events that propelled them to their individual fates. You will learn which wife had what impact on Henry and England and understand why Henry and his six wives form the most popular period of Tudor history.
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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Good for Refresh or Introduction

I enjoyed the History in an Hour series - most 'books' were good - many mere 'refreshers' on topics I was already familiar with, and some (such as this one for me) were introductions.

So after this book, I encountered the rhyme "Divorced, Beheaded, Died, Divorced, Beheaded, Survived" on a piece of art at an art museum, and I actually knew what it meant (I would have been 'blind' to it otherwise). (the females in my party already knew, no wonder there).
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- wbiro

As expected

Is there anything you would change about this book?

Nothing, really, Did what it said in the tin.

If you’ve listened to books by Julie Wheeler before, how does this one compare?

I don't think I have.

What three words best describe Jonathan Keeble’s performance?


Was Henry VIII’s Wives: History in an Hour worth the listening time?

Yes. Love these "History in an Hour" books.

Any additional comments?

I really like the concept of a short and sweet history book. Have been enjoying a lot in the "History in an Hour" series. Jonathan Keeble's performance was excellent.

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- Annette

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-08-2013
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited