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The Children of Henry the VIII

Alison Weir

At his death in 1547, King Henry VIII left four heirs to the English throne: his only son, the nine-year-old Prince Edward; the Lady Mary, the adult daughter of his first wife Katherine of Aragon; the Lady Elizabeth, the teenage daughter of his second wife Anne Boleyn; and his young great-niece, the Lady Jane Grey. In this riveting account Alison Weir paints a unique portrait of these extraordinary rulers, examining their intricate relationships to each other and to history. She traces the tumult that followed Henry's death, from the brief intrigue-filled reigns of the boy king Edward VI and the fragile Lady Jane Grey, to the savagery of "Bloody Mary," and finally the accession of the politically adroit Elizabeth I. As always, Weir offers a fresh perspective on a period that has spawned many of the most enduring myths in English history, combining the best of the historian's and the biographer's art.

At his death in 1547, King Henry VIII left four heirs to the English throne: his only son, the nine-year-old Prince Edward; the Lady Mary, the adult daughter of his first wife Katherine of Aragon; the Lady Elizabeth, the teenage daughter of his second wife Anne Boleyn; and his young great-niece, the Lady Jane Grey. In this riveting account Alison Weir paints a unique portrait of these extraordinary rulers, examining their intricate relationships to each other and to history. She traces the tumult that followed Henry's death, from the brief intrigue-filled reigns of the boy king Edward VI and the fragile Lady Jane Grey, to the savagery of "Bloody Mary," and finally the accession of the politically adroit Elizabeth I. As always, Weir offers a fresh perspective on a period that has spawned many of the most enduring myths in English history, combining the best of the historian's and the biographer's art.
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At his death in 1547, King Henry VIII left four heirs to the English throne: his only son, the nine-year-old Prince Edward; the Lady Mary, the adult daughter of his first wife Katherine of Aragon; the Lady Elizabeth, the teenage daughter of his second wife Anne Boleyn; and his young great-niece, the Lady Jane Grey. In this riveting account Alison Weir paints a unique portrait of these extraordinary rulers, examining their intricate relationships to each other and to history. She traces the tumult that followed Henry's death, from the brief intrigue-filled reigns of the boy king Edward VI and the fragile Lady Jane Grey, to the savagery of "Bloody Mary," and finally the accession of the politically adroit Elizabeth I. As always, Weir offers a fresh perspective on a period that has spawned many of the most enduring myths in English history, combining the best of the historian's and the biographer's art.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Simon Prebble

Length:

15h 47m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

57:17


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

47:48


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

01:02:43


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

40:04


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

56:28


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

01:15:35


Part 1, Chapter 6
Part 1, Chapter 6

01:06:41


Part 2, Chapter 7
Part 2, Chapter 7

35:20


Part 2, Chapter 8
Part 2, Chapter 8

59:13


Part 3, Chapter 9
Part 3, Chapter 9

41:22


Part 3, Chapter 10
Part 3, Chapter 10

40:19


Part 3, Chapter 11
Part 3, Chapter 11

51:17


Part 3, Chapter 12
Part 3, Chapter 12

54:42


Part 3, Chapter 13
Part 3, Chapter 13

49:33


Part 3, Chapter 14
Part 3, Chapter 14

35:25


Part 3, Chapter 15
Part 3, Chapter 15

46:22


Part 3, Chapter 16
Part 3, Chapter 16

01:00:20


Part 3, Chapter 17
Part 3, Chapter 17

56:22


Part 3, Chapter 18
Part 3, Chapter 18

09:01


Part 3, Chapter 19
Part 3, Chapter 19

01:25