'Neither Starkey nor Weir has the assurance and command of Loades'
- Simon Heffer, Literary Review
'Incisive and profound. I warmly recommend this book' - Alison Weir
‘David Loades is one of our finest Tudor historians’ - Alison Weir
The marital ups and downs of England's most infamous king. The story of Henry VIII and his six wives has passed from history into legend – taught in the cradle as a cautionary tale and remembered in adulthood as an object lesson in the dangers of marrying into royalty. The true story behind the legend, however, remains obscure to most people, whose knowledge of the affair begins and ends with the aide-mémoire ‘Divorced, executed, died, divorce, executed, survived’.
The Kindle Edition of "The Six Wives of Henry VIII" by David Loades includes 50 black and white and 31 colour illustrations.