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by Jean Plaidy

eBook Rose Without a Thorn epub
  • ISBN: 0709051840
  • Author: Jean Plaidy
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Subcategory: Genre Fiction
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Robert Hale; 1st edition (1993)
  • Pages: 256 pages
  • ePUB size: 1668 kb
  • FB2 size 1305 kb
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It was tiresome that His Majesty of Scotland should have seen fit to disappoint us, he said.

It was tiresome that His Majesty of Scotland should have seen fit to disappoint us, he said the one to feel that disappointment and learn that he should have given a little thought to the matter before behaving in such a fashion. The rest was well enough. I’ll swear that there were many who were inclined to play the rebel who will think now very seriously before they attempt it. And here I am, back in Hampton Court with my sweet young wife.

A Rose without a Thorn is a 1958 Australian television play about King Henry VIII's marriage to Catherine Howard. It was directed by Alan Burke from a play by Clifford Bax. The play was shown live in Sydney, recorded, then shown in Melbourne

A Rose without a Thorn is a 1958 Australian television play about King Henry VIII's marriage to Catherine Howard. The play was shown live in Sydney, recorded, then shown in Melbourne. It was the first production directed by Alan Burke after he joined the ABC full-time. Burke would go on to be one of the leading directors of the early days of Australian television. Seven different sets were used in the program.

бесплатно, без регистрации и без смс. From the pen of legendary historical novelist Jean Plaidy comes an unforgettable true story of royalty, passion, and innocence lost

бесплатно, без регистрации и без смс. From the pen of legendary historical novelist Jean Plaidy comes an unforgettable true story of royalty, passion, and innocence lost. Born into an impoverished branch of the noble Howard family, young Katherine is plucked from her home to live with her grandmother, the Duchess of Norfolk. Beautiful and impressionable, Katherine becomes involved in two ill-fated love affairs before her sixteenth birthday

From the pen of legendary historical novelist Jean Plaidy comes an unforgettable true story of royalty, passion, and innocence lost.

From the pen of legendary historical novelist Jean Plaidy comes an unforgettable true story of royalty, passion, and innocence lost.

The rose without a thorn. by. Plaidy, Jean, 1906-1993. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Catharine Howard, Queen, consort of Henry VIII, King of England, d. 1542, Queens, Large type books. Internet Archive Books. Uploaded by loader-DanaB on November 18, 2010. SIMILAR ITEMS (based on metadata).

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The Rose Without a Thorn is a 260 page novel that's written from the perspective of Katharine Howard, Henry VIII's fifth wife, and his second to lose her head.

She has a style that is both infomative and addicting. She is able to put a familiar face on a woman that lived so long ago and make you feel like you know her on a personal level. The Rose Without a Thorn is a 260 page novel that's written from the perspective of Katharine Howard, Henry VIII's fifth wife, and his second to lose her head. Katharine was raised in the household of her grandmother, the Dowager Duchess of Norfolk

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From the pen of legendary historical novelist Jean Plaidy comes an unforgettable true story of royalty, passion, and innocence lost. Born into an impoverished branch of the noble Howard family, young Katherine is plucked from her home to live with her grandmother, the Duchess of Norfolk. The innocent girl quickly learns that her grandmother's puritanism is not shared by Katherine's free-spirited cousins, with whom she lives. Beautiful and impressionable, Katherine becomes involved in two ill-fated love affairs before her sixteenth birthday. Like her cousin Anne Boleyn, she leaves her grandmother's home to become a lady-in-waiting at the court of Henry VIII. The royal palaces are exciting to a young girl from the country, and Katherine ?nds that her duties there allow her to be near her handsome cousin, Thomas Culpepper, whom she has loved since childhood. But when Katherine catches the eye of the aging and unhappily married king, she is forced to abandon her plans for a life with Thomas and marry King Henry. Overwhelmed by the change in her fortunes, bewildered and flattered by the adoration of her husband, Katherine is dazzled by the royal life. But her bliss is short-lived as rumors of her wayward past come back to haunt her, and Katherine's destiny takes another, deadly, turn.
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Lavivan
Jean Plaidy's dozens of novels written in the third person are among the very best historical fiction to be found, but these first-person novels in her Queens of England series that she wrote toward the end of her life really are pathetic.

And, in this case, out of date. Plaidy's other novel about Katherine Howard, Murder Most Royal: The Story of Anne Boleyn and Catherine Howard, was published in 1949, more than a decade before the publication of Lacey Baldwin Smith's ground-breaking study of Katherine, A Tudor tragedy;: The life and times of Catherine Howard. Murder Most Royal therefore re-hashed, through no fault on the author's part, subsequently discredited theories, e.g. that Katherine and Thomas Culpeper were first cousins (according to Smith's researches they were only sixth cousins), that they were childhood sweethearts and that Katherine, in her scaffold speech, said, "I die a queen, but I would rather die the wife of Thomas Culpeper". One might think that someone who wrote so many historical novels and whose bibliographies are littered with history books would have stumbled across A Tudor Tragedy by 1993, when The Rose Without a Thorn was published (incidentally, the same year that Plaidy died).

Apparently not. Smith's study is not listed in the bibliography. Neither are the books about Henry VIII's six wives by Alison Weir and Antonia Fraser, published in 1991 and 1992. And so The Rose Without a Thorn re-hashes all those old stories about Katherine Howard that had been discredited thirty years earlier. Plaidy has Katherine giving the scaffold speech "I die a Queen, but I would rather die the wife of Thomas Culpeper". Katherine and Culpeper are portrayed as close cousins. Katherine is portrayed as being about eighteen years old when she went to Court, when according to modern research she may have been as young as fifteen, and as going to Court after Anne of Cleves was already queen, instead of arriving there in time to be a maid of honour when Anne arrived. Katherine is also portrayed as saying, at the time of her arrest and interrogation, "I knew little of the ways of the world. I believed myself betrothed to Francis Derham and that that meant we could behave as husband and wife" when, as Smith shows, Katherine vehemently denied that she had ever been betrothed to her former lover Francis Dereham, even though admitting to such a pre-contract could potentially have saved her life (by denying it the councillors dug deeper, and found out about her much more serious dealings with Thomas Culpeper after her marriage, leading to her being attainted for treason and executed). And, bizarrely, the Dowager Duchess of Norfolk is portrayed as being Katherine's actual grandmother rather than her step-grandmother - her late grandfather's second wife - even though Plaidy got this correct in Murder Most Royal.

The Rose Without a Thorn is not a complete travesty of historical fiction - technically the writing are storytelling are competent. But they're both superficial and, of course, the content is out of date. If you've read a fair amount about Henry VIII's six wives and are looking for an accurate depiction of events then it's probably best not to bother with this book, since its mistakes and discredited theories will irritate you. If wonderful storytelling is all you're after then it would be better to read Murder Most Royal.
Mr_Mole
Jean Plaidy is by far my favorite historical fiction author. She has a style that is both infomative and addicting. She is able to put a familiar face on a woman that lived so long ago and make you feel like you know her on a personal level. The Rose Without a Thorn is a 260 page novel that's written from the perspective of Katharine Howard, Henry VIII's fifth wife, and his second to lose her head.

Katharine was raised in the household of her grandmother, the Dowager Duchess of Norfolk. She was taken into the households of Horsham and Lambeth at 10 years old because he parents were too poor to give her a proper upbringing. She was enchanted by her music tutor, Henry Manox and had a fairly innocent love affair with him. Katharine meets Francis Dereham soon after casting off Henry Manox. She starts her relationship with him at age 15, right after the death of Jane Seymour, who was Henry VIII's third wife. Francis Dereham and Katharine swear to marry each other. They are soon discovered by her grandmother and he is banished and leaves for Ireland. She receives a place at court with Anne of Cleves at age 18. Dereham returns not long after and she dismisses him and their relationship as "child's play." There is talk of betrothal between her and her cousin, Thomas Culpepper. When she enters court, she befriends Jane Rochford, who is still something of a paraiah after the execution of her husband and sister-in-law. She catches the eye of the king when she is forced to sing at a banquet. Henry has his marriage to Anne of Cleves annulled and makes Katharine his new wife. After becoming queen, Katharine is blackmailed by one of her grandmother's former ladies, Joan Bulmer. Joan threatens to tell of Katharine's indiscretions when she was at her grandmother's unless she gets a place as a lady in waiting. Soon after Joan joins Katharine's household, Henry Manox returns and is given a place with the court musicians. Dereham then returns and is appointed Katharine's secretary. The king leaves on a campaign to restore peace in the northern territories and while he is gone, Katharine starts up her affair with Thomas Culpepper, who is she totally in love with, with the help of Jane Rochford. Katharine is charged with treason for her early affairs and lying about them to the king. Three ladies from her grandmother's house all testified against her - Joan Bulmer, Kathryn Tylney, and Mary Lassels. Dereham and Culpepper are executed for their affairs with Katharine. Before her execution, she asked to have the block brought to her so she could practice and the next morning, lost her head for being a wanton woman. Too many lover, too much to hide.
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