It is definitely not an overstatement, when I say that ‘The Six Wives of Henry VIII’ by Alison Weir made a momentous impact upon my life. I know that this does sound a little soppy - cringeworthy in fact! - and appears incredibly dramatic… yet it’s 100% true I’m afraid! After years of reading and … Continue reading My Thoughts on ‘The Six Wives of Henry VIII’ by Alison Weir
To Put It Bluntly… Jane Seymour Is Boring!: Many people accuse Jane of being a hypocrite. She presented herself as a quiet and demure Tudor wife, yet she also sat back and waited until her husband had executed her mistress before marrying him herself. Poor Jane Seymour simply cannot win! She can’t be blamed … Continue reading Anne Boleyn and Jane Seymour: Two Peas in a Pod? Part Two
“Night and day; heaven and hell.” At least, that’s how David Starkey describes the contrasts between King Henry VIII’s second and third wives. It is true that from all outward appearances, Anne Boleyn and Jane Seymour could not have been more opposite even if they tried! Their looks, their personalities and their legacies are so … Continue reading Anne Boleyn and Jane Seymour – Two Peas in a Pod? Part One
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