Katheryn Howard, the Scandalous Queen by Alison Weir audiobook

Katheryn Howard, the Scandalous Queen

By Alison Weir
Read by Rosalyn Landor

Recorded Books, Inc. 9781101966600

The Six Tudor Queens Series: Book 5

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781664556461

  • ISBN: 9781664716926

Runtime: 16.53 Hours
Category: Fiction/Historical
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Bestselling author and acclaimed historian Alison Weir tells the tragic story of Henry VIIIs fifth wife, a nineteen-year-old beauty with a hidden past, in this fifth novel in the sweeping Six Tudor Queens series. In the spring of 1540, Henry VIII is desperate to be rid of his unappealing German queen, Anna of Kleve. A prematurely aged and ailing forty-nine, with an ever-growing waistline, he casts an amorous eye on a pretty nineteen-year-old brunette, Katheryn Howard. Like her cousin Anne Boleyn, Katheryn is a niece of the Duke of Norfolk, Englands premier Catholic peer, who is scheming to replace Anna of Kleve with a good Catholic queen. A fun-loving, eager participant in the life of the royal court, Katheryn readily succumbs to the kings attentions when she is intentionally pushed into his path by her ambitious family. Henry quickly becomes besotted and is soon laying siege to Katheryns virtue. But as instructed by her relations, she holds out for marriage and the wedding takes place a mere fortnight after the kings union to Anna is annulled. Henry tells the world his new bride is a rose without a thorn, and extols her beauty and her virtue, while Katheryn delights in the pleasures of being queen and the rich gifts her adoring husband showers upon her: the gorgeous gowns, the exquisite jewels, and the darling lap-dogs. She comes to love the ailing, obese king, enduring his nightly embraces with fortitude and kindness. If she can bear him a son, her triumph will be complete. But Katheryn has a past of which Henry knows nothing, and which comes back increasingly to haunt hereven as she courts danger yet again. What happens next to this naïve and much-wronged girl is one of the saddest chapters in English history.

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Author Bio: Alison Weir

Author Bio: Alison Weir

Alison Weir is the New York Times bestselling author of the novels Innocent Traitor and The Lady Elizabeth and several historical biographies, including Mistress of the Monarchy and The Six Wives of Henry VIII.

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Available Formats : Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Historical
Runtime: 16.53
Audience: Adult
Language: English