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Six Tudor Queens: Katherine of Aragon, The True Queen: Six Tudor Queens 1 by [Weir, Alison]
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In this, the first novel of the Six Tudor Queens series, Alison Weir brings Katherine of Aragon dazzlingly to life. Based upon extensive new research, it is a portrayal that shatters the many myths about Henry VIII's long-suffering first wife. Far from being the one-dimensional victim of history, she emerges as a charismatic, indomitable and courageous heroine whose story never fails to enthral (Tracy Borman)

A tender understanding of and genuine sympathy for this proud, much-loved and honourable Queen... I was gripped [from] start to finish

(Mavis Cheek)

Weir is excellent on the little details that bring a world to life (Guardian)

Yet again, Alison Weir has managed to intertwine profound historical knowledge with huge emotional intelligence, to compose a work that throws light on an endlessly fascinating historical figure. Yet her real gift in all of this is making it feel so fresh and alive (Earl Spencer)

This exquisite book charts the rise and fall of Henry VIII's first wife, Katherine . . . A fascinating insight into this period of our history. Weir's undeniable strength is her immaculate description, enabling the reader to be transported back to Tudor England (Sun)

Weir manages to untangle the complex web of 16th-century politics, shown through Katherine's duties as ambassador, and her astute reading of the games being played. This adds greatly to the heft of the character, demonstrating what a competent woman she was becoming (Herald Scotland)

Katherine of Aragon, The True Queen is a true tour de force. Finely crafted, this novel is wonderful historical fiction and an outstanding introduction to the Six Tudor Queens series (Queen Anne Boleyn Blog)

Alison Weir clearly admires her heroine . . . meticulously researched (The Times)

A majestic book! ... I felt every one of [Katherine's] emotions: her joy, her heart-wrenching despair and the passionate loyalty she shows to Henry. The bravery she displays is incredible and she must have been one hell of a Queen. It is beautifully written and captivating with so much attention to detail, that the Tudor court came alive in every sense (Baattyaboutbooks Blog)

Captivating. . . The way that Katherine comes alive on the page is credit to the author who has such a breadth of knowledge about this Tudor period that it's a real pleasure to read her fictional work (Jaffareadstoo Blog)

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Foremost and beloved historian Alison Weir is writing six stunning novels about the Six Queens of Henry VIII drawing on new research

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 3404 KB
  • Print Length: 624 pages
  • Publisher: Review (5 May 2016)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0119TCG8E
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars 180 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #6,553 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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