Adultary, divorce, Scandel, Murder and mayhem, all in one very rectangular package. Henry had been born as a second son and never meant to rule but fate had other plans for this notorious kingly ruler. Married six times to six diffrent woman, two of which he had beheaded for what he stated were treasonous acts. Or were they ?
The most infamous king to ever rule England, Henry VIII changed the way the ruling class and that of the church of England viewed divorce and seperation. Known for the beheading of two of his wives and the cruel mistreatment of the other four he claimed to love. What lead this king to the moral demise that would have story tellers and historians talking through out the ages ? This book delves into the marriages that made this king famous. You feel the sorrow, pain and terror that lead these woman to their fates. With each turn of the page you feel compelled to keep going so that the stories of the ill fated queens can be told in truth and maybe add a little justice that has been long overdue.
In a world where divorce runs rampant and woman rule men, we sometimes forget a time when woman had no voice and were subject to their husbands and kings. This tells the tale of the women that were wronged not only by their husband but also by their king. Some loosing their life for a man that had no thought for the sanctity of marriage and thought it easier to use his kingly power to do away with a wife that was not meeting his beliefs for what a queenly wife should entail and to satisfy his tendancy towards marital boredom. This book gives voice to these queenly victoms and makes all wives and women everywhere appreciate the men in their lives that much more. So, I say to all women everywhere, enjoy !