On the 8th Day of Christmas…

On the eighth day of Christmas On the Tudor Trail gave to me… the chance to win a copy of ‘The Six Wives & Many Mistresses of Henry VIII’ by Amy Licence.

To be in the running to win ‘The Six Wives & Many Mistresses of Henry VIII’, leave a comment after this post.

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For your chance to win a copy of this book, you must be subscribed to On the Tudor Trail’s newsletter (if you are not already, sign up on our homepage where it says ‘Free Enewsletter Subscription’).

Then simply leave a comment after this post between now and 26 December 2014. Don’t forget to leave your name and a contact email. Please note that I have comment moderation activated and need to ‘approve’ comments before they appear. There is no need to submit your comment twice.

This giveaway is open internationally.

One winner will be randomly selected and contacted by email shortly after the competition closes. Please ensure you’ve added natalie@onthetudortrail.com to your address book to avoid missing my email.

Good luck!

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Book Description

For a king renowned for his love life, Henry VIII has traditionally been depicted as something of a prude, but the story may have been different for the women who shared his bed. How did they take the leap from courtier to lover, to wife? What was Henry really like as a lover?
Henry’s women were uniquely placed to experience the tension between his chivalric ideals and the lusts of the handsome, tall, athletic king; his first marriage, to Catherine of Aragon, was, on one level, a fairy-tale romance but his affairs with Anne Stafford, Elizabeth Carew and Jane Popincourt undermined it early on. Later, his more established mistresses, Bessie Blount and Mary Boleyn, risked their good names by bearing him illegitimate children. Typical of his time, Henry did not feel that casual liaisons could threaten his marriage, until he met the one woman who held him at arm’s length. The arrival of Anne Boleyn changed everything. Her seductive eyes helped rewrite history. After their passionate marriage turned sour, the king rapidly remarried to Jane Seymour. Her death in childbirth left him alone, without wife or lover, for the first time in decades. In the quest for a new queen, he scoured the courts of Europe, obsessed with the beautiful Christina of Milan, whose rejection of him spurred him into the arms of Anne of Cleves and soon after the lively teenager Catherine Howard. Henry’s final years were spent with the elegant and accomplished widow Catherine Parr, who sacrificed personal pleasure for duty by marrying him while her heart was bestowed elsewhere.
What was it like for these women to share Henry’s bed, bear his children or sit on the English throne? He was a man of great appetites, ready to move heaven and earth for a woman he desired; their experiences need to be readdressed in a frank, modern take on the affairs of his heart. What was it really like to be Mrs Henry VIII?

Read an excerpt from the book here.

Visit Amy’s website here.

Don’t forget to check back tomorrow for your chance to win a copy of ‘The King’s Daughter: A Novel of the First Tudor Queen’ by Sandra Worth.

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  1. Bonnie Malmat says:

    This book has a great topic. I’d love to have it.

  2. lynne switalla says:

    Love tis era and esp the women of the time so would love to win this book

  3. I love the idea of seeing things from the women’s perspective — looks terrific!

  4. Michele Scheenstra says:

    This book looks interesting!

    Michele

  5. Tracey Lee says:

    Very interesting topic. Hope to be chosen to win. Thanks for the opportunity!

  6. This would be a very interesting book to read!

  7. Amy Licence always adds an interesting perspective to her work

  8. Tammy Lewis says:

    Thanks for the chance to win

  9. I’d love to read about the wives’ perspective on each of their relationships and marriages with Henry VIII.

  10. Looks to be a very interesting read.

  11. Laura Hosking says:

    Thanks for the chance to win a copy of this book. (Fingers crossed!)

  12. Laura Rhoades-Stovall says:

    Oh I would love to read this!

  13. Emberly Mietus says:

    I have really wanted to read this book. None of my local bookstores carry it. It’s alittle out of my price range to purchase online right now. I really want to read all her books.

  14. Lynda Breig says:

    Now this sounds yummy!

  15. TAMMY CUEVAS says:

    This has been on my TBR list for some time. Really hoping to win!

  16. I would love to read this…

  17. A tudor soap opera! Sounds fascinating!

  18. Michael Carson says:

    King’s do seem to have a good libido

  19. lynne switalla says:

    Great holiday reading would love to win please

  20. Lila Bruacini says:

    This book would be an interesting perspective!!

  21. It’s like a train wreck….you see in coming but just can’t look away….great read!

  22. What great books you have as part of this giveaway, this one looks really interesting.

  23. interesting

  24. Jemma Harvey says:

    Fab looking book :) x

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