Katheryn Howard, The Scandalous Queen: Review by Samantha Yorke
From the publisher: Bestselling author and acclaimed historian Alison Weir tells the tragic story of Henry VIII’s 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, desperate to be rid of his queen, Anna of Kleve, first sets eyes on the enchanting Katheryn Howard. Although the king is now an ailing forty-nine-year-old measuring fifty-four inches around his waist, his amorous gaze lights upon the pretty teenager. Seated near him intentionally by her ambitious Catholic family, Katheryn readily succumbs to the courtship.
Henry is besotted with his bride. He tells the world she is a rose without a thorn, and extols her beauty and her virtue. Katherine delights in the pleasures of being queen and the power she has to do good to others…
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Once Upon Another World
One of my stories – currently called Gypsy Moondust Daydreams is going to be in the ONCE UPON ANOTHER WORLD box set & I believe you will love it. Included with other magical stories, you’ll find my erotic fable which entwines romance, a mystery that involves Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn, the Russian Tsars and time travel.
Oh, and a rockstar plus trains in 1873 Chattanooga.
If it’s time travel, gotta have trains, right?
So if you love twisted fairy tales, please complete the short form below. This way I can send you an invitation to preorder, TYSM!
History! Tudor History!
On October 12, 1537, King Henry VIII’s wife Jane Seymour gave birth at Hampton Court Palace to his only surviving legitimate son, the future King Edward VI. The labor had been exhausting, but Jane appeared to recover and wrote a letter to Thomas Cromwell announcing the birth of Henry’s heir. After a few day it was apparent that Jane was seriously ill. There are theories on the exact cause of her death but what we do know is that she died on October 24.
This week in 1537 saw the burial of the beloved third wife of Henry VIII.
After the beheading of Anne Boleyn, King Henry VIII and Jane were married quickly. The wedding ceremony took place only eleven days after the execution, with Jane being fitted for her wedding dress as Anne was beheaded.
Yet, as brief as her reign and marriage was, Jane Seymour did something that…
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And as imagination bodies forth
The forms of things unknown, the poet’s pen
Turns them to shapes and gives to airy nothing
A local habitation and a name.
It’s been a long time and I’m delighted to finally have my blog back! Thank you so much for staying with me through the ordeals of the last two years…accounts hacked, medical nightmares…but here we are full circle ~ back with my site and name.
Look for more very soon.