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Murder Most Royal: The Story of Ann Boleyn and Catherine Howard (Novel of the Tudors Series)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 31, 2008

    Accurate To A Point

    I wouldn't say that that I had a difficult time putting this book down, because put it down, I did, several times. However, it was well written and the more I read the more enveloped I became in the story. I am an avid Tudor History buff, with many years under my belt of fiction and non-fiction Tudor England. The inconsistencies in these historical works of fiction KILL me. I can't understand why on earth, you can't just write the factual happenings, and then develope the story line. Overall, Plaidy does indeed write a great story with very many accuracies. Anne Boleyn's worry, and pain, are felt, and the assumptions on Catherine Howard's life are comedic, to a fault. I would recommend the book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 16, 2009

    More Anne than Catherine

    This book gives good insight into Anne Boleyn and Catherine Howard's early life. However, once Catherine Howard becomes queen it tends to rush rather quickly to when she gets beheaded. All in all I would say this book is more about Anne Boleyn than it is about Catherine Howard. Murder Most Royal though is quite interesting and makes you wonder about these women. It does give you the story from thier point of view but it also jumps to others, whose insight tends to steer the book away from the main story. If you are a Tudor history buff or want to learn a little bit more about Tudor England and two tragic queens then this book is a good read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 20, 2011

    OK - interesting view on two very interesting individuals but, I'v read better.

    Although intresting , i didn't enjoy her out look on Anne and Catherine. Plaidy made Anne look like she was never really in love with Henery , which is totaly false. Anne loved and stood by Henery for the whole ten years she was with him, they were incredibly passionate for one another the first 7 or 8 years together. As for Catherine she down played how much Catherine actully cheated on Henery when they were married, making her seem all to insent. There is no doudt about it. Catherine cheated on Henery A LOT. So historically it was kinda lame. But for someone just beging to explore the Tudors phonomena, it does a good job catching your intesting and understands they way of life in that time peroid.

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