A Novel of Henry VIII's Fifth Wife
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From the New York Times bestselling author of The Last Wife of Henry VIII comes a harrowing new novel about Catherine Howard, the tragic wife of Henry's later years.
Amid the turbulent faction-ridden late reign of the fearsome Henry, eager, high-spirted Catherine Howard caught the king's eye, but not before she had been the sensual plaything of other men. Ignorant of her past, seeing only her beauty, Henry married her—only to discover, too late, that her heart belonged to another man...Henry's gentleman usher, Tom Culpeper.
As the net of court intrigue tightens around her, and with the Tudor succession yet again in peril because of Prince Edward's severe illness, Queen Catherine struggles to give the angry, bloated and impotent king a son. But when her relations turn against her, she finds herself doomed, just as her cousin Anne Boleyn was, to face the executioner.
The Unfaithful Queen lays bare the dark underbelly of the Tudor court, with its sugared rivalries and bitter struggles for power, where a girl of noble family could find herself sent to labor among the turnspits in the kitchens or—should fortune favor her—be exalted to the throne.
Hardcover Book : 304 pages
Publisher: St. Martins Press, Llc ( September 18, 2012 )
Item #: 13-647659
Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.25 x 0.76inches
Product Weight: 13.0 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
The hearbreaking story unfolds and though the reader knows how it will end, it is a captivating read.
I have enjoyed all of this author's books
that help bring history to life.
Reviewer: sally g