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  • ISBN: 0753164272
  • Author: Jean Plaidy
  • Genre: Romance
  • Subcategory: Historical
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Ulverscroft Large Print Books (April 1, 2002)
  • Pages: 432 pages
  • ePUB size: 1324 kb
  • FB2 size 1217 kb
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This book is a treasure trove of historical facts that are melded into an enjoyable work of fiction, Even the most discerning reader should enjoy this richly drawn portrait of the court of Henry VIII and his sixth and, mercifully, last wife

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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.

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the husband of seven instead of six wives. I wish gratefully to acknowledge the help I have had in writing this book from the following: The National and Domestic History of England. Historians, while agreeing in the main as to events, disagree widely in their estimation of character. Froude, for instance, would have us believe that Henry was a hero; yet Tytler says of him: It may be doubted whether in the wide range of English history, there is to be found any monarch whose moral features, upon minute examination, become more harsh and repulsive than Henry VIII. William Hickman Smith Aubrey.

Hibbert's last Jean Plaidy book The Rose Without a Thorn was published posthumously. The Kensington Central Library gave. Hibbert also wrote four non-fiction books under the pseudonym Jean Plaidy.

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 know as Victoria Holt. Jean Plaidy's novels had sold more than 14 million copies worldwide by the time of her death in 1993. For further information about our Jean Plaidy reissues and mailing list, please visit ww. andomhouse. Библиографические данные. The Sixth Wife: (Tudor Saga) Tudor Saga.

бесплатно, без регистрации и без смс. Dangerous court intrigue and affairs of the heart collide as renowned novelist Jean Plaidy tells the story of Katherine Parr, the last of Henry VIIIs six queens. Henry VIIIs fifth wife, Katherine Howard, was both. Henry VIIIs fifth wife, Katherine Howard, was both foolish and unfaithful, and she paid for it with her life. 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.

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Henry VIII is looking for a new wife shortly after his murder of Catherine Howard. His choice falls on Katherine Parr. Surrounded by enemies, haunted by memories of her predecessors' tragedies and deeply in love with Thomas Seymour, Katherine has no option. She knows her life depends on Henry's whims but miraculously survives to enter her fourth marriage with its mysterious end. Plaidy fans will not be disappointed, as one of the country's most widely read novelists depicts the Tudor court in all its glory, dominated by the most merciless tyrant ever to sit upon the throne of England.
Comments: (7)
Spilberg
A Minnesota Mom (Volume III: The Making of a Missionary)I was always curious about Katherine Parr. I knew she outlived Henry VIII, but I had no idea how it was accomplished. This book gives the details. It also includes interesting facts about the childhood of the future queen Elizabeth I and the young boy who became Edward VI. Glimpses are also provided of Mary I. Jean Plaidy lives up to her reputation as a romantic historical writer in this account. According to other research I have done, her stories are based on known facts. She does flesh the facts out and makes the people involved very alive and believable. I never knew until I read The Sixth Wife how close Katherine Parr came to laying her head on the block as did Anne Boleyn and Katherine Howard before her. I am sorry though that such a fine woman as Katherine Parr came to such a sad end through the false acts of Thomas Seymour, who became her fourth husband. I did not grieve when he finally laid his head on the block. The sad story of poor little King Edward VI, who had to sign the death warrant of his favorite uncle Thomas Seymour is also included, another case of the love of power overcoming normal family relationships.
Frostdefender
If you're looking for great biographic historical fiction, you just can't beat Jean Plaidy. Her novels are consistently literate, beautifully written and historically accurate and deal with the soap opera lives of royal women - primarily English and French - of the past. This one relates the tragic story of Queen Katherine Parr, last of Henry VIII's six wives, and "the one that got away," meaning the only one to survive that monstrous king's death (except for Wife 4, Anne of Cleves, whom Henry had divorced but who was still alive). Like so many of the women treated in Plaidy's novels, Queen Katherine had a miserable, lonely and tragic life. Twice widowed, then forced to marry Murderer Harry, she finally believes life may hold some happiness for her after the king's death, only to once again find betrayal and heartbreak. Really makes one rethink how terrific it would have been to be a royal in the Middle Ages! Plaidy's writing is always restrained, never hysterical. She avoids the florid flights of overwritten blather that too often appear in more amateurish historical fiction. The psychology of her principal here is quite believeable, although she does paint perhaps a too perfect picture of Parr's sweet, generous and forgiving character. These novels are not deathless prose by any stretch, but for lovers of HF, you can't go wrong with a Plaidy contribution, and this one is a solid retelling of a very sad tale.
Ballalune
Jean Plaidy, also known as Victoria Holt to her legion of devoted fans, was a gifted and prolific writer of historical fiction. A masterful storyteller, Ms. Plaidy seamlessly interweaves historical facts into a rich tapestry of fiction that is often spellbinding. Here, she writes of Katherine Parr, a comely noblewoman, twice widowed, who would rise from obscurity to reluctantly become the sixth and, thankfully, last wife of that colorful Tudor despot, King Henry VIII of England.

At the time that Katherine Parr caught the King's eye, she was in love with the rakishly handsome and ambitious Thomas Seymour, brother to Jane Seymour, the third wife of King Henry VIII. Jane died shortly after producing the coveted living son, who would someday reign as King Edward VI. Thomas Seymour held a coveted place at court by virtue of his ties to the King. Once the King's eyes landed upon the hapless Katherine Parr, however, even Thomas Seymour had no choice but to withdraw his suit for her hand.

The King's eye and attentions having settled upon Katherine Parr, so soon after he had sent his fifth wife to the block to have her head severed from her neck, made Katherine uneasy. After all, Henry VIII's wives had met with unenviable fates. His first wife of many years, Katherine of Aragon, had been cast aside and driven to an early death. His second wife, Anne Boleyn, for whom he had discarded Katherine of Aragon, had been accused of having had numerous adulterous relationships while married to the King. For this she was found guilty of treason and was unceremoniously beheaded, whereupon he married plain Jane Seymour, who managed to give him a son before dying of complications after childbirth.

The fourth wife of Henry VIII was Anne of Cleves, whom the King found physically repugnant and not to his liking. She prudently and wisely agreed to a divorce rather than wait to have her head severed from the rest of her body. The fifth wife was Catherine Howard, a beautiful teenager who showed little judgment both before and after her marriage to Henry. Accused of adulterous behavior, she, too, was found guilty of treason, as had been Anne Boleyn, and beheaded. It was on the heels of this last execution that Henry's eyes fell upon the comely widow, Katherine Parr.

Katherine Parr, an intelligent, attractive woman, was known as Lady Latimer, when she caught the King's eye. It was to be an encounter from which there would be no escape. In love with Thomas Seymour, she married the King most reluctantly and consigned herself to a stressful number of years, living, at all times, under the sword of Damocles, mindful of the fate of her predecessors and hoping not to lose her head.

As Queen Katherine, she would become the target of those who wished England to return to traditional Catholicism, as she was interested in what was referred to as the new learning. It would be these new ideas that would eventually give rise to Protestantism in England. Her enemies lost no time in trying to have her share the same fate that had befallen some of Henry's other wives, as they plotted and schemed against her.

Queen Katherine's life would become a grim game of cat and mouse, as she tried to stay one step ahead of those who would wish her harm. Even Henry's affections would prove to be fickle, changing like the wind from day to day, causing her to fear that every day may be her last. Her daily existence was subject to the capricious and arbitrary moods of Henry VIII, a situation not conducive to peace and happiness.

This book is a treasure trove of historical facts that are melded into an enjoyable work of fiction, Even the most discerning reader should enjoy this richly drawn portrait of the court of Henry VIII and his sixth and, mercifully, last wife. Set amidst the political and religious turmoil of sixteenth century England, peppered with names of those who would have lasting historical impact, it is an entertaining, as well as informative, work of historical fiction.
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