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jemidar

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Cavalier: A Tale of Chivalry, Passion, and Great Houses
Lucy Worsley

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Blood Will Tell: A Medical Explanation of the Tyranny of Henry VIII - Kyra Cornelius Kramer
Really 3.5 stars.

Enjoyable, easy and interesting read about Henry VIII's reproductive woes, and personality changes & obvious mental instability in his later years. Would've liked more info on the Kell positive blood types and the associate McLeod's Syndrome that the author bases her hypothesis on though. It also got a little repetitive in places and although well researched, it was on the lighter side as biographies go. On the whole though, it was a refreshing take on the history of the times in general and of Henry VIII in particular.