Divorced, Beheaded, Died...

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Divorced, Beheaded, Died...

Divorced, Beheaded, Died...

The History of Britain's Kings and Queens in Bite-sized Chunks

  • Author: Kevin Flude
  • Publisher: Michael O'Mara Books
  • ISBN: 1843176009
  • Category: History
  • Page: 187
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The tales of the various monarchs of Britain are some of the most interesting in our history. From Henry VIII and his six wives and Edward VIII's abdication to some of our lesser known and mythical monarchs such as King Arthur, Divorced, Beheaded, Died . . . takes you on a gallop through the history of Britain's monarchs from the legendary King Brutus, through the houses of Tudor and Stuart, and up to the Windsors, including the major monarchs of Scotland and Wales. Discover the sticky end that befell Edward II, the story of the teenage queen of England who reigned for less than a fortnight, and find out whether Macbeth really was a king of Scotland. Presented in an accessible, chronological format, Divorced, Beheaded, Died. . . will fill all those gaps in your history knowledge, together with some fascinating and amusing facts that are guaranteed to entertain any history enthusiast.

Six Tudor Queens: Divorced, Beheaded, Died

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Six Tudor Queens: Divorced, Beheaded, Died

Six Tudor Queens: Divorced, Beheaded, Died

Amazing value collection of the first three novels in Alison Weir's Sunday Times bestselling series

  • Author: Alison Weir
  • Publisher: Hachette UK
  • ISBN: 1472270711
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 1568
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'This six-book series looks likely to become a landmark in historical fiction' The Times Available together for the first time, the first three unmissable SIX TUDOR QUEENS novels from the Sunday Times bestselling series by acclaimed author and eminent historian Alison Weir. The lives of Henry VIII's queens make for compelling and dramatic tales. They each married the same man, but Katherine, Anne and Jane were as intimately connected to each other as to the King... Walk in the footsteps of the most infamous queens in history as their extraordinary stories weave together and play out in glittering palaces, birth chambers, gilded prisons - even on the scaffold itself. --- 'Shatters the many myths about Henry VIII's long-suffering first wife' Tracy Borman on Katherine of Aragon, the True Queen 'A triumph of fine detail and research... offers a complex depiction of an endlessly fascinating woman' Elizabeth Fremantle on Anne Boleyn, a King's Obsession 'This brilliant book is a bombshell! Jane Seymour the shy mouse type? Think again!' Kate Williams on Jane Seymour, the Haunted Queen --- KATHERINE OF ARAGON, the True Queen. ANNE BOLEYN, the King's Obsession. JANE SEYMOUR, the Haunted Queen. --- SIX TUDOR QUEENS - Praise for Alison Weir: 'Alison Weir makes history come alive as no one else' Barbara Erskine 'Weir is excellent on the little details that bring a world to life' Guardian

Divorced, Beheaded, Survived

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Divorced, Beheaded, Survived

Divorced, Beheaded, Survived

A Feminist Reinterpretation of the Wives of Henry VIII

  • Author: Karen Lindsey
  • Publisher: Addison Wesley Publishing Company
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Feminism
  • Page: 231
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The women who wed Henry VIII are remembered mainly for the ways their royal marriages ended: divorced, beheaded, died, divorced, beheaded, survived. This book helps to restore full humanity to these six fascinating women by applying the insights of feminist scholarship. Here they appear not as stereotypes, not simply as victims, but as lively, intelligent noblewomen doing their best to survive in a treacherous court. Divorced, Beheaded, Survived takes a revisionist look at 16th-century English politics (domestic and otherwise), reinterpreting the historical record in perceptive new ways. For example, it shows Ann Boleyn not as a seductress, but as a sophisticate who for years politely suffered what we would now label royal sexual harassment. It presents evidence that the princess Anne of Cleves, whom Henry declared ugly and banished from his bed, was in fact a pretty woman who agreed to the king's whim as her best hope for happiness.

Divorced, Beheaded, Sold

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Divorced, Beheaded, Sold

Divorced, Beheaded, Sold

Ending an English Marriage, 1500–1847

  • Author: Maria Nicolaou
  • Publisher: Pen and Sword
  • ISBN: 1473837286
  • Category: History
  • Page: 191
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A fresh perspective on the seamy side of history. Maria Nicolaou has done considerable research into the largely unexplored area of divorce and marital separation from the Tudor period to the early Victorian era. Divorced, Beheaded, Sold is full of scandalous, little-known stories of wife sale, marital discord and audacious escapades of errant spouses, this is an interesting, as well as informative read in the same vein as Maureen Waller's The English Marriage and Kate Summerscale's Mrs Robinson's Disgrace. Maria Nicolaou reveals how people ended their marriages in the days before divorce was readily available from committing bigamy to selling a wife at market. Her book is full of colourful characters and warring spouses, like Con Philips, who fought off her husband with a gun filled with firework powder; the Duke of Grafton, who hired an army of detectives to spy on his wife and obtain proof of her adultery; and Marion Jones, who recruited a gang to take back her property from her husband.

Now You Know Big Book of Answers 2

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Now You Know Big Book of Answers 2

Now You Know Big Book of Answers 2

A Collection of Classics with 150 Fascinating New Items

  • Author: Doug Lennox
  • Publisher: Dundurn
  • ISBN: 177070373X
  • Category: Reference
  • Page: 504
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Once again Doug Lennox, the toastmaster of trivia, serves up a mammoth selection of some of his most cherished Q&As culled from his previous books. Also featured in this wide-ranging compendium are 150 brand-new questions answered with Doug’s inimitable flair for unearthing intriguing arcana on everything from animals and the arts to superstitions and show business. Customs, conventions, expressions, everyday words, rituals, and traditions – Doug has dug deep to deliver the goods on a vast array of perplexing subjects. Why is a warm autumn called "Indian summer"? What is the origin of "nicknames"? Why is a decorated parade vehicle called a "float"? Why is the rubber around a car wheel called a "tire"? Why are sailors known as "tars"? Why is a bad dream called a "nightmare"? Why are published periodicals called "magazines"?

Reformation and Rebellion 1485-1750

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Reformation and Rebellion 1485-1750

Reformation and Rebellion 1485-1750

  • Author: Steve Arman,Simon Bird,Malcolm Wilkinson
  • Publisher: Heinemann
  • ISBN: 9780435323035
  • Category: Great Britain
  • Page: 254
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Aiming to provide challenge and stimulus for more able pupils, the "Headstart in History" books have high narrative content; extended writing opportunities and suggestions for further research; and links to websites, videos and historical fiction.

Daily Warm-Ups: World History - Level II

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Daily Warm-Ups: World History - Level II

Daily Warm-Ups: World History - Level II

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: Walch Publishing
  • ISBN: 9780825144622
  • Category:
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Mary Ward

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Mary Ward

Mary Ward

A World in Contemplation

  • Author: Henriette Peters
  • Publisher: Gracewing Publishing
  • ISBN: 9780852442685
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 642
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In the Lion's Court

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In the Lion's Court

In the Lion's Court

Power, Ambition, and Sudden Death in the Reign of Henry VIII

  • Author: Derek Wilson
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • ISBN: 146688634X
  • Category: History
  • Page: 576
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The story of Henry VIII and his six wives is a well-known example of the caprice and violence that dominated that king's reign. Now Derek Wilson examines a set of relationships that more vividly illustrate just how dangerous life was in the court of the Tudor lion. He tells the interlocking stories of six men-all, curiously enough, called Thomas-whose ambitions and principles brought them face to face with violent death, as recorded in a simple mnemonic: 'Died, beheaded, beheaded, Self-slaughtered, burned, survived.' Thomas Wolsey was an accused traitor on his way to the block when a kinder death intervened. Thomas More and Thomas Cromwell, whose convictions and policies could scarcely have been more different, both perished beneath the headman's axe. Thomas Howard, Duke of Norfolk, would have met the same end had the king's own death not brought him an eleventh hour reprieve. Thomas Wriothesley, Earl of Southampton, and Thomas Cranmer, Archbishop of Canterbury, though outliving the monarch, perished as a result of that war of ambitions and ideologies which rumbled on after 1547. Wriothesley succumbed to poison of either body or mind in the aftermath of a failed coup. Cranmer went to the stake as a heretic at the insistence of Mary Tudor, who was very much the daughter of the father she hated. In the Lion's Court is an illuminating examination of the careers of the six Thomases, whose lives are described in parallel-their family and social origins, their pathways to the royal Council chamber, their occupancy of the Siege Perilous, and the tragedies that, one by one, overwhelmed them. By showing how events shaped and were shaped by relationships and personal destinies, Derek Wilson offers a fresh approach to the political narrative of a tumultuous reign.

Wagner and Venice Fictionalized

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Wagner and Venice Fictionalized

Wagner and Venice Fictionalized

Variations on a Theme

  • Author: John W. Barker
  • Publisher: University Rochester Press
  • ISBN: 1580464106
  • Category: Music
  • Page: 349
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The first account of how Wagner's last years and his death in Venice have been mythologized in novels and other works of the creative imagination.