This is a large, wonderful history book that feels in its salaciousness and character development like a great novel. Weir's deft interweaving of political, econonmic and social history creates a seamless fabric and a clear view of the 16th century Tudor Britain.
The text, however, lacks citations and the reader is often left wondering how Weir would know that the person said or thought x. Clearly, from the the breadth of the bibliography, the text was well-researched, but it would have been helpful to have the in-text citations to make clear what was historical fact or historian interpretation/analysis. In most cases, the distinction is clear, and in many cases the reader can assume that Weir pulled a statement or thought directly from a letter or diary entry, but I always like knowing for sure that the person said or thought what is presented.
The Six Wives of Henry VIII is a great history, and if you're a fan of British history, dive right in.
If you like this, you might also like:
Alison Weir's Henry VIII: King and his Court
Anne Somerset's Elizabeth
Susan Brigend's New Worlds, Lost Worlds: The Rule of the Tudors 1485-1603
Antonia Fraser's The Tudors