Oxford Bookworms Library: Level 2: Henry VIII and His Six Wives : True Stories, Paperback

Oxford Bookworms Library: Level 2: Henry VIII and His Six Wives : True Stories Paperback

Part of the Oxford Bookworms ELT series

3.5 out of 5 (9 ratings)


Classics, modern fiction, non-fiction and more. Written for secondary and adult students the Oxford Bookworms Library has seven reading levels from A1-C1 of the CEFR. There were six of them - three Katherines, two Annes, and a Jane.

One of them was the King's wife for twenty-four years, another for only a year and a half.

One died, two were divorced, and two were beheaded. It was a dangerous, uncertain life. After the King's death in 1547, his sixth wife finds a box of old letters - one from each of the first five wives.

They are sad, angry, frightened letters. They tell the story of what it was like to be the wife of Henry VIII of England. CEFR A2/B1 Word count 6,310


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 64 pages, halftones and line illustrations
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
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  • Category: ELT graded readers
  • ISBN: 9780194790628


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I learned world history in my high school.I have wanted to read some books about history all along.So, I enjoyed reading this book very much.This story is about Henry? who was the King of the England and Queen Elizabeth's father.And he has six wives.He repeat to devorce and kill them.This story has many letters from six wives,and you can understand what was happen around them.Henry? is written that he was so cruel and clever in this book.I didn't understand how he was so clever very much.But this story is very interesting.I want to know how he was.why so clever man did repeat to divorce and kill?

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When I was a high school student,I took a world history class.That's why I wanted to read this book.I knew that Henry VII had had six wives and killed many people,but this story was intresting.The woman talked about Henry's wives to the young girl.I was very sad about the stories.,However, I liked the ending.

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Henry ? was the King of England.He was famous for many thing, but he was also famous because he had six wives.This story is true ,and henry's 6th wife speaks this story to her new and young house maid.I don't want to become King's wife.Indeed, It will be able to spend rich life.But there are no liberty.Ilike to countinue my nowdays life.

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This story is about Henry VIII and his 6 wives. Most of his wives' life were too sadly, because they were divoced or executed. In this story, main character is sixth wife, and she reads letters from other wives to Henry VIII.I didn't know about his, but now I hate him. If I'm his wife, I can't feel ease and I think I'll be divoced or executed, too. All of his wives spent very very sad lives, and I think Henry VIII also spent his life sadly.

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This book is written about Six queens of Henry VIII.First, Catherine of Aragon is written as prided and it is as high Catholic's princess. Second Anne Boleyn was as the queen to connected with love. Third Jane Seymour makes it pride to be able to leave a prince. Furth Anne of Cleves was divorced early and obtained king's younger sister's title. So she appreciates it. Fifth Katherine Howard is a daughter who fell into panic and who is youthfully thoughtless…I became to want to study famous history of Britain and furthermore, I would like to read an English book and the book about Henry VIII after I read this book. This is very interesting.

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