Don't Lose Your Head: Life Lessons from the Six Ex-Wives of Henry VIII
Harriet Marsden (Author)
Pre-Order Ships Jan 05, 2021
DescriptionSurvive alongside Katharine of Aragon, Anne Boleyn, and the rest of King Henry VIII's ill-fated wives with this witty book of essential life advice, history, and trivia--the perfect handbook for fans of the hit musical Six. Get the inside scoop from some of the toughest women in English history, as ex-wives, mothers, and daughters of King Henry VIII dish out all their survival secrets in this humorous guide to life. With a bit of sarcasm and friendly charm, each of these legendary ladies explains how their 16th-century hard-earned lessons (from living with unstable men to stifling Tudor traditions) apply to 21st-century dating, marriage, and feminism. Written from the perspectives of each of the different women around Henry VIII, you'll get the facts from the Queen Mother and the less-remembered but no less important Anne of Cleves, Catherine Howard, and more. With must-know historical trivia alongside wise life advice, Don't Lose Your Head is the perfect survival guide for fans obsessed with Broadway's latest historical pop musical Six, as well as anyone fascinated by British royalty and culture.
January 05, 2021
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About the Author
Harriet Marsden is a freelance journalist and editor specialising in social affairs and politics. Previously a sub-editor at The Times, she now writes and edits for a variety of publications including The Independent, Guardian, and HuffPost. She contributed eight chapters to DK's The Feminism Book and regularly provides feminist comment pieces. She can often be heard on BBC Radio London at stupid o'clock in the morning dishing about the news, or seen gently mocking politicians on Twitter. Harriet lives in south London with her flatmate, a cat, a bird and innumerable plants. The bird is in charge.