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Henry VIII’s Wives: History in an Hour

Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
Length: 1 hr and 20 mins
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Love history? Know your stuff with History in an Hour.

In his ambition to provide a male heir to the throne, Henry VIII married six times. Divorce from his first wife, Catherine of Aragon, caused England’s break from the Catholic Church in Rome. He went on to divorce Anne of Cleves and behead Anne Boleyn and Katherine Howard for infidelities. Jane Seymour died and Catherine Parr survived Henry.

Henry VIII’s Wives: History in an Hour will introduce you to these six entirely diverse and captivating personalities and the events that propelled them to their individual fates. You will learn which wife had what impact on Henry and England and understand why Henry and his six wives form the most popular period of Tudor history.

Love history? Know your stuff with History in an Hour…

©2013 Julie Wheeler (P)2013 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

Critic Reviews

“If the past is a foreign country, History in an Hour is like a high-class tour operator, offering delightfully enjoyable short breaks in the rich and diverse continent of our shared past.” (Dominic Sandbrook)
“The practice of History is ever-evolving, and the History In An Hour idea brings it back up to date for the digital age.” (Andrew Roberts, Bookseller)
“This is genius.” (MacWorld.com)

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  • maddansca
  • 07-06-2016

Clear and concise

Packed with facts and narrated very well. I enjoyed it very much. A neat well researched brief history of Henry VIII and his 6 wives

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  • GullibleME
  • 22-12-2015

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A clear concise review of the wives of Henry VIII. It is very easy listening.

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  • Cath Ellison
  • 13-04-2017

Most enjoyable

I could listen to Jonathan Keeble all day. His excellent delivery if this fascinating book was exceptional. Highly recommended!

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  • Edyta
  • 23-02-2017

Great recap of the topic

Where does Henry VIII's Wives: History in an Hour rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

It gives you the feeling of a great gain over a short period of time.

What did you like best about this story?

Nicely and smoothly written, and nicely read.

Any additional comments?

I needed a quick recap on the topic (after listening to The Tudors by G.J. Meyer) and the audiobook served this purpose perfectly. However, I would recommend it also to the listeners who simply want to get to know something about Henry VIII and his wives but don't want to go into extensive reading.