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My Lady of Cleves: A Novel of Henry VIII and Anne of Cleves

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  • Posted March 8, 2011

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    Beautifully written, would recommend to all Tudor Fans!

    I really liked how Anne of Cleves was portrayed in this book! and it proved to be a very enjoyable read. I had to get used to the writing style though, and it took a little longer to get into the book. It proved to be a very interesting read, and I really did like this book.

    It's hard not to sympathize with Anne. Practically alone in a country where English is a foreign language, and with different customs and clothing to get used to, I felt really sorry for her in the beginning of the book. When she becomes the target of ridicule, you sympathize with her even more and can't help but feel angry towards Henry and his crew for being so mean. The biggest surprise in this book is her friendship with Thomas Culpepper. I didn't think they'd get along, but I liked their friendship. Also, the Thomas in this book is much nicer than say, The Tudors version. This book painted Culpepper in a rather sympathetic light and it's a whole different version of him than what I am used to, and I like this one much better.

    What I enjoyed most about this book is how Anne gracefully became an outsider of the court, to a well beloved one. She gradually warmed characters' hearts and the reader's. She was seen as a person you could approach to, and talk to while she listened and gave good advice. In a way, you could say she would make a wonderful therapist. You could not help but love her up until the end. I especially liked how she managed to get Henry to come crawling back (so to speak). I thought Henry's portrayal here was different, he's still a tyrant, but he's also seen as an old curmudgeon. Perhaps that's what Margaret Campbell Barnes wanted in the first place.

    The plot is certainly slow moving and although it's not what you would call a very exciting type of book, I think it's a book meant to be read and appreciated thoroughly and slowly. I believe this book was really meant to really look into Anne as a character and how she develops throughout the story. This book is really all about the characters. Would I recommend this? I would to Tudor history lovers out there. It helps to know the history and to know who's who before getting into this book. Also keep in mind, the writing style is a bit different -I'd say similar to Jean Plaidy's. So, it will take a bit to get used to, but it's well worth the time.

    This was one of the better Tudor books I've read, filled with great character development and most importantly, shows some of the characters in a very different light. I definitely recommend this. It was a great read, and reinforces my opinion as Anne of Cleves being one of my favorite Queens (even if she was Queen for a little while).

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 4, 2009

    Good Look into The Fourth Wife

    This is an excellent book to learn who Anne of Cleves really was. Most books portray her as dull, dim, and the least favorite of Henry's wives. However, in My Lady of Cleves you see England from her point of view and see how she actually knows Henry better than anyone. Also, towards the end of the book you get a brief perspective into Katherine Howard and Katherine Parr. This book is an excellent book for any Tudor history buff who wants a way to pass the day.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 30, 2009

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    MY lady of Cleves

    I really enjoyed this book. It is the firsh I have read on Anne Cleves. The author's style is smooth and very enjoyable.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 6, 2010

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    Must read

    I absolutely loved this book!
    I loved the style it was written in. It was so easy to slip in Anna's shoes, to feel the humiliations and the triumphs.
    I am going to read it again for sure! Not right away, but someday!
    I would definitely recommend this book! It may not be absolutely historically accurate, but it IS a lovely book! It will stick with you!

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