Six Tudor Queens by Alison Weir
Katherine of Aragon, the True Queen: 1

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...the build-up of detail has the cumulative effect of making Katherine’s disaster real and, finally, heartbreaking, as on her deathbed she leaves what little she has left to the daughter she won’t see again. Weir may not be the best storyteller, but she has one of the best stories to tell.
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The lives of Henry VIII's queens make for dramatic stories, and Alison Weir writes a series of novels that offer insights into the real lives of the six wives based on extensive research and new theories.

In all the romancing, has anyone regarded the evidence that Anne Boleyn did not love Henry VIII? Or that Prince Arthur, Katherine of Aragon's first husband, who is said to have loved her, in fact cared so little for her that he willed his personal effects to his sister? Or that Henry VIII, an overprotected child and teenager, was prudish when it came to sex? That Jane Seymour, usually portrayed as Henry's one true love, had the makings of a matriarch? There is much to reveal....

Alison writes about the wives in the contexts of their own ages and of the court intrigues that surrounded these women and - without exception - wrecked their lives. She will transport listeners into a lost and vivid world of splendour and brutality: a world in which love, or the game of it, dominates all.

 

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Published May 5, 2016 by Headline Review.
Genres: History, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Reviewed by Alison Flood on May 06 2016

...the build-up of detail has the cumulative effect of making Katherine’s disaster real and, finally, heartbreaking, as on her deathbed she leaves what little she has left to the daughter she won’t see again. Weir may not be the best storyteller, but she has one of the best stories to tell.

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