Six Tudor Queens: Katheryn Howard, The Tainted Queen: Six Tudor Queens 5 - Six Tudor Queens (Hardback)Alison Weir (author)
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The much anticipated fifth instalment in Weir’s cycle of novels reimagining the lives of the six women betrothed to Henry VIII. Katheryn Howard, the Tainted Queen tells the tragic story of a teenage bride whose short years at the heart of the court are brought vividly and unforgettably to life in Weir’s magnetic prose.
A naive young woman at the mercy of her ambitious family.
At just nineteen, Katheryn Howard is quick to trust and fall in love.
She comes to court. She sings, she dances. She captures the heart of the King.
Henry declares she is his rose without a thorn. But Katheryn has a past of which he knows nothing. It comes back increasingly to haunt her. For those who share her secrets are waiting in the shadows, whispering words of love... and blackmail.
The fifth of Henry's Queens
Acclaimed, bestselling historian Alison Weir draws on extensive research to recount one of the most tragic tales in English history - that of a lively, sweet but neglected girl, used by powerful men for their own gain.
History tells us she died too soon.
This mesmerising novel brings her to life.
Publisher: Headline Publishing Group
Number of pages: 480
Weight: 700 g
Dimensions: 240 x 160 x 44 mm
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