Fatal Throne

Fatal Throne

The Wives of Henry VIII Tell All

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Seven award-winning young adult authors illuminate the lives of Britain's King Henry VIII and his six wives from different viewpoints.
King Henry VIII was a charismatic and extravagant ruler obsessed with both his power as king and with siring a male heir. Six women became his queens, several fated for divorce, or beheading. In this book, seven authors tell of their attempts to survive their unpredictable king and his power-hungry court. As they experience joy and heartache, tragedy and betrayal, readers will get an intimate look at the royalty of the most perilous times in English history. -- adapted from jacket
Publisher: New York : Schwartz & Wade Books, [2018]
ISBN: 9781524716196
Branch Call Number: Y FICTION ANDERSON
Characteristics: xi, 396 pages ; 24 cm


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Dec 08, 2020

An amazing book! Each woman's story is told by a different author that gives a different perspective for each one. I was not expecting this book to be the way it was and I was pleasantly surprised. I had thought it was to be a dry history of each wife and it was far from it. After each wife, there is a section from Henry's point of view which gives the history more depth. The research these group of authors did was obvious and the format it was written in is very enjoyable.

Oct 16, 2018

This is an amazing look at the women who were made queen of England, only to be pushed around by a narcissistic man who had the power of an entire country behind him. Each chapter is written by a different author and gives each woman a different voice completely. You feel truly sorry for each woman that Henry made his queen and you learn so much more than Divorce, Beheaded, Died, Divorced, Beheaded, Survived.

Aug 25, 2018

An enlightening collection of firsthand accounts from each of Henry VIII's six wives. I knew the most about Katharine of Aragon and Anne Boleyn. In between each of the wives' stories we get a blurb from Henry's POV. Especially enjoyed the Kateryn Parr (Wife #6) chapter. She learned from history and outlived her king. This is not an exhaustive resource, but more of an overview and shows the reader the big picture.

OPL_KrisC Feb 03, 2018

Fatal Throne is a descriptive and engaging nonfiction book for kids and teens about Henry VIII and his six wives. What is unique about this book is that each chapter/person is written by a different author. I really enjoyed reading each author's take on Henry and his wives. This is also a book that I have been looking forward to reading after finding out about it over a year and a half ago.


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OPL_KrisC Apr 06, 2018

OPL_KrisC thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over


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