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  • Paperback: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Vintage; paperback / softcover edition (2 Oct 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0099532670
  • ISBN-13: 978-0099532675
  • Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 2.2 x 19.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (52 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 35,454 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Alison Weir lives and works in Surrey. Her books include Britain's Royal Families, The Six Wives of Henry VIII, Children of England, Eleanor of Aquitaine, Henry VIII: King and Court, Mary, Queen of Scots and Isabella: She-Wolf of France.

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"Recounted with her usual lively thoroughness by Alison Weir, my favourite Tudor historian" (Philippa Gregory Independent on Sunday)

"With impressive narrative skill, Alison Weir pilots her readers through the ceaseless tides of intrigue which surged around the four heirs of King Henry VIII. Her mastery of detail brings their tempestuous lives into sharp focus from a distance of four centuries... This is full-blooded history" (Christopher Hirst Independent)

"She writes in an engaging way and adopts an even-handed approach" (Irish Times)

"Alison Weir is one of our best popular historians and one, moreover, with an impressive scholarly pedigree in Tudor history" (Frank McLynn Independent)

"Weir provides immense satisfaction. She writes in a pacy, vivid style, engaging the heart as well as the mind. This, her fourth book on the Tudors, affirms her pre-eminence in that field" (Amanda Foreman Independent)

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A sequel to The Six Wives of Henry VIII, this vivid and compelling book tells the story of Henry's children and those of his sister Mary - popular history at its best.

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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful By catherine on 7 May 2009
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This book is also published under the title The Children of Henry VIII, so don't be caught out as I was, thinking they were two separate books. I would recommend buying the book under The Children of Henry VIII title, as the typeface is much larger, clearer and easier to read than under the Children of England title.
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55 of 58 people found the following review helpful By stephanie@stephh.freeserve.co.uk on 26 Nov 2001
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This book was very good in tackling subjects which usually get dealt with as a chapter in a book on the individuals. As someone who finds the period fascinating, it was academic enough not to be boring if you know a fair amount about the main characters, but not daunting if you dont. Alison Weir puts the chronology together well, and examines the four characters relationship with each other, how those relationships were manipulated or affected by those into whose care they were entrusted, and their motivations in the actions they took. She also takes a great deal of care in the detail - for example in trying to make a modern diagnosis of the ailments suffered by the characters, and in particular those suffered by Mary in her desire to bear an heir to the throne.
Thoroughly recommended.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Rebecca C on 5 Sep 2009
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Having previously read 6 wives of Henry VIII by Alison Weir, was keen to continue the story and was not disappointed. This is another excellent book. Alison Weir appraises all the relevant data available and puts it together in a way that is very credible, fascinating and enjoyable. She adds modern day interpretations e.g. possible medical explanations for the 'pregnancies' experienced by Mary which are fascinating in themselves and she also gives a great insight into the political intrigue and alliances that were so important to life in those days. The book is thoroughly readable and is multifaceted in ensuring that the reader understands the political, social, economic and health aspects in that time which had their own influences on events. Having been thoroughly bored by history at school, it is writers like Alison Weir who bring it to life and make it so compelling. Now just to decide which one to read next....which has to be Elisabeth The Queen.
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23 of 24 people found the following review helpful By erichardson@datamonitor.com on 18 April 2000
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A fascinating book that deals with each of his children in turn. It gives the reader an insight into why they acted as they did. It proves that really all four of them were neglected lonely people. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to anyone interested in this period.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 16 Mar 1999
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this is a very good and interesting history of the three children and one niece of Henry VIII. The author is thorough, if not a little too repetitive for my taste. It is a little difficult to keep all of the supporting and fringe players straight, but otherwise it is a fascinating look at one of the most dysfunctional families ever!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Mr. S. Howley on 7 Aug 2010
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An excellent read highlighting the relationships between Edward, Mary, Elizabeth and Jane. Alison Weir often complicates her books with a lot of unexplained details, with to many characters who change title, name or have the same name & title as someone else in the book. She avoids this to a large extent in this book which in my opinion makes for a more enjoyable read. I found it a real page turner and have no problem recommending it to others.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Rebecca on 14 Nov 2010
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Sandwiched between the reigns of the commanding personalities and the politically and socially astute minds of Henry VIII and his second daughter, Elizabeth, the short-lived reigns of Edward VI, Jane, and Mary are often overlooked as a result of their political naïveté and lack of genuine leadership skills - the first two being mere pawns of more powerful forces in the end. But it is precisely because of these short-comings of these ill-fated monarchs that reading about them becomes absolutely absorbing and fascinating.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 14 Jan 2001
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I thought this would be just another book about the Tudors - but it casts new light on the Tudors and gives insight into the later actions of both Mary and Elizabeth. An excellent read.
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