Children of England: The Heirs of King Henry VIII 1547-1558

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When Henry VIII died in 1547, he left three highly intelligent children to succeed him in turn to be followed, if their lines failed, by the descendents of his sister, Mary Tudor. In Children of England, Alison Weir’s interest is not in constitutional history but in the characters and relationships of Henry’s four heirs. Making use of a huge variety of contemporary sources, she brings to life one of the most extraordinary periods of English history.

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The royal family may have its problems these days, but as Alison Weir reminds us in this cohesive and impeccably researched book, the nobility of old England could be both loveless and ruthless. Weir, an expert in the period and author of a book on Henry's VIII wives, focuses on the children of Henry VIII who reigned successively after his death in 1547: Edward VI, Mary I ("Bloody Mary") and Elizabeth I. The three shared little--living in separate homes--except for a familial legacy of blood and terror. This is exciting history and fascinating reading about a family of mythic proportions.

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Alison Weir succeeds in doing what very few writers of history ever have -- she makes it live. Her unraveling of the intricate intrigues and power-plays that surrounded Henry's unfortunate children Mary, Elizabeth and Edward -- and his young heir Lady Jane Grey reads like a suspense novel. This is history as it should be written.
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