Wednesday, July 8, 2015
Divorced, Beheaded, Survived: A Feminist Reinterpretation of the Wives of Henry VIII
Author: Karen Lindsey
So, after all that, the book doesn't work because the premise isn't doable. The idea of feminism was not even a thing then, so to take the actions of men and women living 500 years ago and trying to put them into this mold of what feminism looks like today is not possible. Not only that, but we are not privy to most of their thoughts, even when we know what their actions might have been. Aside from that, you will find no new information here, so if you are looking for a book about Henry's wives, look elsewhere.