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Publisher Description

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 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.

Know your stuff: read about Henry VIII’s wives in just one hour.


‘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

About the author

An avid bibliophile Jule Wheeler’s interests include reading history, history of art, literary, fantasy and the study of Classical Latin. Her other hobbies extend from yoga and meditation to walking the Suffolk countryside.

13 October

Customer Reviews

HRadford ,

Interesting read

An interesting read for Tudor History fans that kept me occupied for a few nights, however, not much of the book was new information for me

Lianne17 ,

Excellent insight

This was a brilliant way to spend an hour. It answers simple questions about a period of time that could take a life time to read up on! I highly recommend this book to give you the basic knowledge of Henry viii's wives. I'm looking at what other books in this series to download now!

funny spider ,


I really enjoyed the straight to the point history, as thought it was written really well.

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