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The Sixth Wife: The Story of Katherine Parr

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Dangerous court intrigue and affairs of the heart collide as renowned novelist Jean Plaidy tells the story of Katherine Parr, the last of Henry VIII’s six queens.

Henry VIII’s fifth wife, Katherine Howard, was both foolish and unfaithful, and she paid for it with her life. Henry vowed that his sixth wife would be different, and she was. Katherine Parr was twice widowed and thirty-one years old. A thoughtful, well-read lady, she was known at court for her unblemished reputation and her kind heart. She had hoped to marry for love and had set her heart on Thomas Seymour, the dashing brother of Henry’s third queen. But the aging king—more in need of a nurse than a wife—was drawn to her, and Katherine could not refuse his proposal of marriage.

Queen Katherine was able to soothe the King’s notorious temper, and his three children grew fond of her, the only mother they had ever really known. Trapped in a loveless marriage to a volatile tyrant, books were Katherine’s consolation. But among her intellectual pursuits was an interest in Lutheranism—a religion that the king saw as a threat to his supremacy as head of the new Church of England. Courtiers envious of the Queen’s influence over Henry sought to destroy her by linking her with the “radical” religious reformers. Henry raged that Katherine had betrayed him, and had a warrant drawn up for her arrest and imprisonment. At court it was whispered that the king would soon execute yet another wife. Henry’s sixth wife would have to rely on her wits to survive where two other women had perished. . . .

About the Author

\Jean Plaidy, one of the preeminent authors of historical fiction for most of the twentieth century, is the pen name of the prolific English author Eleanor Hibbert, also known as Victoria Holt. Jean Plaidy’s novels had sold more than 14 million copies worldwide by the time of her death in 1993.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307497888
Publisher:
Three Rivers Press
Subject:
Fiction : Historical - General
Author:
Plaidy, Jean
Author:
Jean Plaidy
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
History
Subject:
Queens
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Biographical fiction
Subject:
Great Britain - History - Henry VIII, 1509-
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Romance - General
Subject:
Romance-A to Z
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20050222
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
290

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