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06 March 2012 @ 09:35 am
The Other Tudors Review  
The Other Tudors: Henry VIII's Mistresses and Bastards The Other Tudors: Henry VIII's Mistresses and Bastards by Philippa Jones

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


I picked up this book when I went out to the Barnes and Noble for the first time since August 2011. I don't regret buying this book at all and the fact that I got it on a sale made it even better.

I've been fascinated with Henry VIII's reign since 2002 when I was twelve years old. Over the years I've collected books (non fiction and fiction), DVDs, and anything related to the Tudor reign. But surprisingly I hadn't heard of some of the women and children in this book.

I liked how each section spotlighted a different woman. I wish the author would have went into more detail about the ladies, but she gives the basics on each woman and the start of her affair with Henry.

I did find some mistakes in the book. Small mistakes, but seriously listing Elizabeth I's death year as 1605? Really editors, you didn't catch that?

All in all I give the book four stars! Good, but could have been better.



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Blergggghroie on March 6th, 2012 07:56 pm (UTC)
I might have to look into this. I'm really fascinated by history's dirty laundry (Henry, Cleopatra, you know, the likes.)
Lady DT: anakinlady_leia_solo on March 6th, 2012 11:24 pm (UTC)
Yeah it's interesting, despite a few mistakes here and there.
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