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Circa
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Re: King Henry VIII

A book on Henry VIII is what started me on my life-long love of history. I'm all for the suggestion of reading something about the Tudors.

 

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I as well find the King interesting as well as the Ladies that surrounded him. I have The Other Boleyn Girl but have not read it yet but am very eager to.
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LadyJ10 wrote:
I as well find the King interesting as well as the Ladies that surrounded him. I have The Other Boleyn Girl but have not read it yet but am very eager to.

 

I have read The Other Boleyn Girl.  I thought it was very good.  Philippa Gregory does a good job with the history and making a readable story.  I also read The Boleyn Inheretance.   This one covers Ann of Cleaves and Catheren Howard.  I am just finishing The Constant Princess.  This one goes back into the early life of Catheran of Aragon.  Also good historical novels by the same author.

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I've had The Other Boleyn Girl for a while, but haven't read it yet.

 

As for non-fiction, I just got Henry VIII and The Life of Elizabeth I, both by Alison Weir.  I don't know when I'll get around to them - I've had her Henry VIII: The King and His Court on my TBR shelf for a few years now.  I think both of my new ones have been out for a while; I don't know how I missed them before.  Weir is my favorite author of this type of book, and I have a number of her books on the Plantagenets, Tudors, and other royal personages.

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I love reading about Henry VIII, he was a fascinating person. There are some interesting books available about him and all of his wives (who are just as interesting to read about. My personal favorite is Anne Boleyn).  I had the opportunity to live in England for 3 years and got to visit the Tower of London and see Henrys armor and the place where Anne was beheaded. It was amazing to be able to actually see the places I had read about.

 

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dulcinea3 wrote:
No, I have not seen the urn (other than in photos).  I was only in Westminster Abbey for a few minutes when I was twelve, and I knew nothing about the Princes back then.

 

Maybe someday you will get to go back.  When I went to London 4 years ago, I was especially into reading about the Tudors and The Plantaganets.  I incorporated many places affiliated with them into my 11 days, including Windsor Castle, Westminster Abbey, Leeds Castle (Henry VIII once owned it).  Our hotel was in Kensington, right near Kensington Palace.  I loved London so much!!  It was my first foreign trip, and remains my only foreign trip (except for the Bahamas, if you count that)!  I dream of going back to England, but I'm not doing well enough in this economy to even consider it right now... when you read so much history, there's something really special about being able to see the places.  When I go back someday, Oxford and Cambridge are next on the list of "places to go"... would like to go back to Canterbury, as well.

 

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I have always loved history and being married to an Englishman has certainly steered me in the direction of Henry VIII, the Tudors and Plantagenets which I find absolutely fascinating. Alison Weir is my favorite author on English history and my favorite books so far are "Wars of the Roses" and "The Innocent Traitor".

 

I am also lucky enough to visit many of the sites mentioned in these books whenever we go to England to visit my husbands family. And it also helps that my sister is now living in London as well. :smileywink:

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Paula717 wrote:

I have always loved history and being married to an Englishman has certainly steered me in the direction of Henry VIII, the Tudors and Plantagenets which I find absolutely fascinating. Alison Weir is my favorite author on English history and my favorite books so far are "Wars of the Roses" and "The Innocent Traitor".

 

I am also lucky enough to visit many of the sites mentioned in these books whenever we go to England to visit my husbands family. And it also helps that my sister is now living in London as well. :smil

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Lucky you!! My fondest dream was always to marry an Englishman!  It could still happen I guess ~ it's never too late!  :-)   ~ book-nut


 

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