She who pwns people with history

I just found this series of books about the wives of Henry VIII, and I have to say I ADORE the covers.

Henry gets progressively older in each one, which is fantastic since most show him as old fat Henry all the time.

The wives all look quite decently accurate too, and are based on portraits done of them. I like that they each have their successors lurking in the background of their covers, like a reminder that they’re not going to be Queen for very long.

I wish more books would do illustrations like this nowadays, instead of using portraits or stock photos.

  1. lancastrianprincess reblogged this from tiny-librarian and added:
    I really like these book covers!
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    I WANT TO READ THEM. also, has anyone noticed there are three Katharines, two Annes, and a Jane?
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    Love these pictures! The details are fantastic.
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