The Taming of the Queen

The Taming of the Queen

Description

Why would a woman marry a serial killer?

Because she cannot refuse...

Kateryn Parr, a thirty-year-old widow in a secret affair with a new lover, has no choice when a man old enough to be her father who has buried four wives - King Henry VIII - commands her to marry him.

Kateryn has no doubt about the danger she faces: the previous queen lasted sixteen months, the one before barely half a year. But Henry adores his new bride and Kateryn's trust in him grows as she unites the royal family, creates a radical study circle at the heart of the court, and rules the kingdom as Regent.

But is this enough to keep her safe? A leader of religious reform and the first woman to publish in English, Kateryn stands out as an independent woman with a mind of her own. But she cannot save the Protestants, under threat for their faith, and Henry's dangerous gaze turns on her.The traditional churchmen and rivals for power accuse her of heresy - the punishment is death by fire and the king's name is on the warrant...

From an author who has described all of Henry's queens comes a deeply intimate portrayal of the last: a woman who longed for passion, power and education at the court of a medieval killer.


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Details

Author(s)
Philippa Gregory
Format
Paperback | 448 pages
Dimensions
153 x 234 x 38mm | 589g
Publication date
13 Aug 2015
Publisher
Simon & Schuster Ltd
Publication City/Country
London, United Kingdom
Language
English
Edition Statement
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ISBN10
1471132986
ISBN13
9781471132988
Bestsellers rank
35,462