Lady Antonia Fraser Writing Styles in The Wives of Henry VIII

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Perspective

The author of this book, Antonia Fraser, is an Englishwoman who has written multiple books about the royal families of Europe, including Mary, Queen of Scots, and King James VI and I. In this book, the author attempts to focus on the women married to the infamous king, Henry VIII. Ms. Fraser has attempted to separate these women from the political and historical time period and tell their stories separate from their famous husband.

Ms. Fraser began her career as an assistant to a publisher. This was the same publisher who would later publish her first book. Ms. Fraser's perspective in this novel is that of an Englishwoman fascinated with the women in her own country's history. Ms. Fraser attempts to tell the story of six remarkable women, some of whom are only remarkable for the man they married and to separate them from their famous husbands. This...

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