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The Fifth Queen

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 21, 2000

    Intrigue and romance in the court of Henry VIII

    Katherine Howard, armed only with education, wit and honesty, becomes the Fifth Queen, Henry VIII's fifth wife in this amazing historical trilogy. The plot-ridden court comes to vivid life as everyone from high to low maneuvers for advantage. Everyone except Katherine Howard, whose unwillingness to scheme will make her queen and defenseless at the same moment. Even knowing the general story this is a fascinating and occasionally shocking novel, with a stunning ending.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 8, 2000

    Henry VIII's court is thrown into turmoil by the arrival of an honest woman.

    Katherine Howard, an impoverished gentlewoman, knocks the plans of a talented group of plotters askew when she arrives in London. The King, his chancellor, the chancellor's spy and the archbishop all want to put her in play in their political chess game but Katherine wants simply to live a moral life. The future of England and Protestantism, are at stake and any player can pay for a miscalculation with their life. Passionate characters, subtle action and high tension distinguish this first book in the trilogy, also called the Fifth Queen. Set in a world of high culture and looming violence, sophisticated and clever as any traditional spy story, this is a fabulous novel, and a fabulous way to start a trilogy.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 14, 2014

    Difficult read.

    Don't bother.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 3, 2013

    A difficult read.

    I didn't care for the way the book was written. It didn't strike true, although the novel approach to Katharine Howard provided an interesting way to look at her character. And, based on what is known of Henry VIII, it might be a more accurate picture of her than what has been commonly believed.

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