Divorced Beheaded Survived A Feminist Reinterpretation of the Wives of Henry VIII (PDF)


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  • Divorced Beheaded Survived A Feminist Reinterpretation of the Wives of Henry VIII
  • Karen Lindsey
  • English
  • 12 June 2019
  • 9780201408232

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Read & Download â Divorced Beheaded Survived A Feminist Reinterpretation of the Wives of Henry VIII ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ly as victims but as lively intelligent noblewomen doing their best to survive in a treacherous court Divorced Beheaded Survived takes a revisionist look at 16th century English politics domestic and otherwise reinterpreting the historical record in perceptive new ways For example it shows Ann Boleyn not a. Eh It s kind of interesting but it was supposed to be some groundbreaking feminist take on the wives of Henry VIIIbesides focusing on THEM rather than HIM I didn t see anything in the book as a radical new feminist reinterpretation

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Read & Download â Divorced Beheaded Survived A Feminist Reinterpretation of the Wives of Henry VIII ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook The women who wed Henry VIII are remembered mainly for the ways their royal marriages ended divorced beheaded died divorced beheaded survived This book helps to restore full humanity to these six fascinating women by applying the insights of feminist scholarship Here they appear not as stereotypes not simp. Divorced beheaded died divorced beheaded survivedThe lives of Henry VIII s ueens summed up in seven short words You think someone would ve made a better rhyme I mean it works but well it lacks True Sing a Song of Sixpence might be but it gets one upped with the debate about Mary Mary uite ContaryThere have been volumnes written about the wives some though while lacking a feminist reinterpretation in the sub title are still one The wives at this point seem to have be fame than their infamous husband whose infamy comes from his treatment of them and the fact that he is played by a hottie in the Showtime series So why read this one about Bluebeard Henry VII and his wivesBecause Lindsey does present in some cases an uniue look or highlights something that may be glossed over in other works It isn t an earth shattering book but it is far better than Joanna Denny s Anne Boleyn A New Life of England s Tragic ueen While it is true that like most biographers of the Tudors Lindsey concludes what the women thought with little proof there are letters but that s it and while she does spend the most time on Katherine of Aragorn and Anne Bolyen and while she doesn t full protray Jane Seymour who remains the aptly titled vessel there is something hereLindsey does make some thought stirring if not thought provoking ideas in the often trod ground of the first two wives of Bluebeard Mr Fox Henry VIIIFor instance it is hard to argue with Lindsey s claim that today we would find Henry s pursuit of Anne Bolyen to be sexual harassament She points out makes it very clear that such terms would not be used at all in the time but she makes a good case that Anne might have been making the best of a situtation that she could not escape Additionally Lindsey gives reasons why Katherine of Aragorn and Anne Bolyen should be admired liked and pited She doesn t paint them as sister ueens but she doesn t take sides making one look good at the expense of the other She takes them as they areBut the main reason why you should read this book are the chapters on Anne of Cleves and Katherine Howard Now I ve always liked Anne of Cleves who strikes me as the combination of Bluebeard s wife and her sister Anne Not only does Lindsey make a case that the epitaph Flanders mare or drayhorse mare should not be used to describe the woman but she argues that Anne of Cleves took a active role in her annulment from Henry VIII than most people give her credit for I m not sure if I fully buy into the agrument though the point about sex education seems likely Could Anne of Cleves have really been that thick Wouldn t someone mention something before her wedding night However Lindsey s theory is really stirring and makes Anne into a true winner in some ways like the often esteemed Katherine ParrThe chapter on Katherine Howard lacks this totalling redesign or recasting of character Yet Lindsey does make this young Katherine into her own woman Lindsey has a point most writers do tend to see Katherine Howard as whore or victim or a innocent whoring victim ala the Tudors The idea of Katherine Howard as sexually free woman does one most admit become overshadowed by Howard the idiot but Lindsey does make her humanOverall while the book didn t really add knowledge it did make me think differently about we know about the Tudors

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Read & Download â Divorced Beheaded Survived A Feminist Reinterpretation of the Wives of Henry VIII ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook S a seductress but as a sophisticate who for years politely suffered what we would now label royal sexual harassment It presents evidence that the princess Anne of Cleves whom Henry declared ugly and banished from his bed was in fact a pretty woman who agreed to the king's whim as her best hope for happine. Actual rating 375 starsThis was a fun fast read Lindsey s style is lively witty and ironic The way she describes certain events is deeply amusing and her snarky comments about Henry are especially delightful She gives an objective overview of the six wives although I got the feeling she doesn t much like Jane Seymour and she even spends some time talking about other inspiring women of the time such as Mary Tudor the French ueen Catherine Willoughby and Anne Askew However I think the subtitle A Feminist Reinterpretation of the Wives of Henry VIII is not very apt She does makes some interesting points like the fact that Henry s obsession for Anne was much like sexual harassament and that Anne of Cleves might have had an active role in her divorce from Henry I loved her theory about the infamous conversation Anne had with her ladies in waiting but for the most part her views of the wives aren t very original She mostly recounts their lives but I would have liked to read comments and theories about their personalities because the ones she did were uite fascinatingNot a groundbreaking research but still well worth a read especially if you are intimidated by overly long and academic non fictions


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