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Children of England: The Heirs of King Henry VIII

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Children of England: The Heirs of King Henry VIII 1547-1558 By Alison WeirOver the last year or so I’ve become fascinated by the Tudors, particularly Henry VIII and his wives. This is something I knew next to nothing about until I started reading the Shardlake novels by C.J. Sansom, and that inspired me to start reading the history. Having read about Henry VIII, the next place to go seemed to be his heirs.

Children of England by Alison Weir covers the period immediately after Henry VIII’s death, when his son Edward became king at the age of 9, and then continues through his reign, the tragic and short reign of Jane Grey, that of Mary, daughter of Katherine of Aragon, until her death and the ascension of Elizabeth to the throne.

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