Author(s): NORTON ELIZABETH
Henry VIII's was the most controversial love life of the Tudor period, and he remains Britain's most famous king because of it. His pursuit of a male heir for his throne led him to get rid of five consecutive wives and bring about the reformation of the Catholic Church, changing the face of British history as he broke from the Pope and tradition. But who were the women that were instrumental in causing this change? Why was Katherine of Aragon divorced, Anne Boleyn beheaded, and what happened to the last wife, Katherine Parr? Elizabeth Norton provides an accessible guide to the six wives of Henry VIII, exploring their private lives as well as the reasons behind the fundamental changes they caused in Tudor history. With a chapter on each wife, and an extra one on his mistresses, this is the ultimate companion to the six wives of Henry VIII.
Elizabeth Norton gained her first degree from the University of Cambridge, and her Master's from the University of Oxford. She is the author of ten books on the queens of England. She lives in London.