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Finally Finished It!

I am so pleased to announce that after many months, broken up by a few weeks of evacuation separation, that I have finally finished Six Wives: The Queens of Henry VIII by David Starkey.

While I really liked this book, I can only recommend it for someone who is truly interested in Henry VIII, Elizabeth I or the Tudor Dynasty. And because it is such a heavy book and because of all the detail and innumerable major and minor historical figures that are involved, I cannot suggest this as a good vacation book. But for those who love in-depth analysis of history, it's a thorough and intriguing look at the lives of Tudor nobility, particularly women.

I am obviously on a non-fiction kick because I am starting Christina, Queen of Sweden: The Restless Life of a European Eccentric by Veronica Buckley.


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Feb. 15th, 2006 07:00 am (UTC)
I liked that Starkey book, but then again, I am a Tudor fanatic.

Let me know how the Christina bio is - the last royal one I read was about George III's daughters and it wasn't at all well written.
Feb. 15th, 2006 10:56 am (UTC)
So far the Christina one is much lighter reading than Six Wives. It took a little adjustment because what would've taken Starkey 20 pages was covered in half a page by Buckley. I am enjoying it a lot because I don't know much about Sweden during the 1600s.
Feb. 17th, 2006 12:10 pm (UTC)
I saw a copy of this hanging around my workplace the other day, and while I haven't picked it up yet and can't give you a review, I thought you might be interested considering this post.
Feb. 17th, 2006 01:03 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the suggestion! I've read a couple of others by Philippa Gregory and have really enjoyed them. The last one I read was The Virgin's Lover.
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