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Ron Burgundy will read absolutely anything that s put in السودان المأزق التاريخي و آفاق المستقبل - المجلد الثاني front of me so I know my shit when it comes to the Tudors I picked this one up because it offered a new take on the traditional narrative on the six ladies unlucky enough to be Henry s bride Normally I steer clear of modernist takes especiallyeminist re workings as these "often attribute modern attitudes and social norms on historic people and societies That said Lindsey s book had some "attribute modern attitudes and social norms on historic people and societies That said Lindsey s book had some insights into the minds and motives of Henry and his ueens For instance Lindsey takes the story of Henry meeting his Flanders Mare and turns it around maybe Anne was the one disgusted with her intended and Henry on the winning side of history was retaliating Interesting Even though several of Lindsey s claims are just that claims her ideas are The Pavement Arena foodor thought No one even the traditionalists knows positively what went on behind court eyes and behind closed doors so it s Dungeon fun to consider a new set of motivationsor these now silent Rabiosa figures 35 StarsA very interesting read but I would have liked the chapters to be longer and to include specific detail about each of the ueens than it did That being said it was a lot ofun to learn about the women around the ueens and the Tudor court at the time Actual rating 375 starsThis was a Sculpting Making a Toddler Doll funast read Lindsey s style is lively witty and ironic The way she describes certain events is deeply amusing and her snarky comments about Henry are especially delightful She gives an objective overview of the six wives although I got the Soldados del Multiverso: Guerreros del pasado (Guerras del Multiverso n 2) feeling she doesn t much like Jane Seymour and she even spends some time talking about other inspiring women of the time such as Mary Tudor the French ueen Catherine Willoughby and Anne Askew However I think the subtitle A Feminist Reinterpretation of the Wives of Henry VIII is not very apt She does makes some interesting points like theact that Henry s obsession On Disgust for Anne was much like sexual harassament and that Anne of Cleves might have had an active role in her divorcerom Henry I loved her theory about the infamous conversation Anne had with her ladies in waiting but or the most part her views of the wives
Aren T Very Original She Mostly Recounts Their Lives But t very original She mostly recounts their lives but would have liked to read comments and theories about their personalities because the ones she did were uite ascinatingNot a groundbreaking research but still well worth a read especially if you are intimidated by overly long and academic non New Menopausal Years fictions. S a seductress but as a sophisticate whoor 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 Faja (Naslouchač, from his bed was inact a pretty woman who agreed to the king's whim as her best hope or happine. R three came into the picture the pace seemed to pick back up so I think the ault was my ownThe only other problem that I had was that she included a
CHAPTER ON ANNE BOLEYN TITLED THE on Anne Boleyn titled The Whore I know that some have referenced her as such in history but it seemed odd to me that one would chose that chapter title in a eminist reinterpretation She goes on in later chapters to
praise Katheryn Howard s wife number 5 ability to be ahead of her time in embracing her sexual desires rather than Katheryn Howard s wife number 5 ability to be ahead of her time in embracing her sexual desires rather than to be merely just a political pawn in a patriarchal society The juxtaposition left me a bit confusedBut all in all it s a great read if history is your thing Really the only wife that things worked out or was Anne of Cleves wife number Hearts Farthings four Never have I read a book of Renaissance history with so much enjoyment This is myavorite kind of non The Mount Shasta Mission fiction book well researched and well told by an author who knows how to write without boring or resorting to sensationalism A balanced well thought out book on the wives and women surround Henry VIIIWhile the bookocuses mostly on his six wives the Little Darlings first chapter is on his grandmother Margaret de Beaufort whose machinations immensely contributed to Henry samily achieving and keeping the throne and the last chapter or two is "on the aftermath of his reign including brief surveys of the reigns of his children The chapters "the aftermath of his reign including brief surveys of the reigns of his children The chapters longer than usual as Ms Lindsey uses the chapter headings to divide epochs in Henry s life Usually these coincide with different ueens but with longer reigns such as that of ueen Catherine of Aragon there are naturally several sectionsI love how Ms Lindsey brought in new insight to what is usually taken Greenwich for granted the characters of these women Rather than pigeonholing each to their legacy or arguing dramaticallyor a complete reversal of opinion Ms Lindsey uses contemporary resources both of contact with the central igures and of general life in the era to bring out the hidden depths of character the acets in each Your Name Here face She deals with religion in a detached manner which Iind refreshing after so many biased accounts in school Mary was evil incarnate and Elizabeth was pretty amazing all round I mean she was but these people are humans I Mate Me [If You May] (The Millennium Wolves, find itascinating how even one character s contributions to history if left undone could have changed the entire course of western history This was such an intense time periodPG 13 because sex Duh If it deals with British history I like. Ly 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 .
Okay I should preface by saying that I am "A HISTORY JUNKIE AND THAT TUDOR ENGLAND IS MY "history junkie and that Tudor England is my of choice Seriously it s like my crack I know all the major players I know how most historians view each person I know who participated in who s downfall I m the person to go to or any Tudor related uestion I m also the person who loved the tv show The Tudors because of all the sexy men but grumbled about the historical accuracies mostly due to the timeline Also I love the Spanish Ambasador Chapuys He Was So Witty In Life And was so witty In life and The TudorsNow I know what some of you are thinking Jenn if you know so much about Tudor history why do you still read about it Well the obvious answer is like I already mentioned it s like crack to me The not obvious answer is that it had a lot to do with the whole eminist reinterpretation I agree with the A Fairly Honourable Defeat feminist movement to an extent but I m not on board with radicaleminism which is what I was expecting Boy was I surprisedKaren Lindsey has done her research and done it well But rather than pick sides like most historians do and back only her side she explains what most or Fucking Trans Women frankly just some historians think and why she differs with it She paints all his wives in a human light than history tends to do She wrote a veryactual text that was interesting witty and dare I say Slavery Reborn fun to readEven though the title referenced only the wives I was pleasantly surprised toind the opening chapter was on Margaret Beaufort Henry s grandmother and the inal chapter was on how his three children and briefly his great niece Jane Grey took the throneThe only ualms I had
With The Writing Was That the writing was that author chose to spell the name of Anne Boleyn as Ann It was very distracting There is some historical debate about the correct spelling of the last name while Anne was at the French court as a child she commonly wrote her last name as Bullen which would be an almost French pronunciation of the English spelling But the spelling of her irst name has to my knowledge never been debated I double checked with the bibliography included in the back of the book and each book referencing her was spelled as Anne My only guess was that perhaps she didn t want Boleyn to be confused with the Life Leverage fourth wife Anne of Cleves or the heretic Anne Askew who appears during the time of his sixth wifeWhatever the reason Iound it very distracting like I already mentioned and it seemed to make chapters 2 4 kind of drag Bulbophyllums; the Incomplete Guide, From A to WHY? for me But once Jane Seymour wife numbe. The women who wed Henry VIII are remembered mainlyor the ways their royal marriages ended divorced beheaded died divorced beheaded survived This book helps to restore Alhambra full humanity to these sixascinating women by applying the insights of eminist scholarship Here they appear not as stereotypes not simp. ,