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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.
Love history? Know your stuff with History in an Hour…
©2013 Julie Wheeler (P)2013 HarperCollins Publishers Limited
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Critic Reviews

“If the past is a foreign country, History in an Hour is like a high-class tour operator, offering delightfully enjoyable short breaks in the rich and diverse continent of our shared past.” (Dominic Sandbrook)
“The practice of History is ever-evolving, and the History In An Hour idea brings it back up to date for the digital age.” (Andrew Roberts, Bookseller)
“This is genius.” (MacWorld.com)
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5 out of 5 stars
By Alexander Blake on 12-13-17

Get this book! You won’t regret it.

Fantastic narrator; well written; quick and easy; full of interesting facts and information. I thoroughly enjoyed this and have no doubt that you will as well.

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5 out of 5 stars
By wbiro on 07-02-16

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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5 out of 5 stars
By maddansca on 06-07-16

Clear and concise

Packed with facts and narrated very well. I enjoyed it very much. A neat well researched brief history of Henry VIII and his 6 wives

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5 out of 5 stars
By GullibleME on 12-22-15

Clear

A clear concise review of the wives of Henry VIII. It is very easy listening.

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