Dignity

Dignity

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by Christian Ashley
     
 

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INTENSE - DISTURBING - EROTIC - EXPLICIT - TRAGIC - COMPELLING - DARK - PASSIONATE - DIGNITY...
Born into nobility during the sixteenth century, young Katheryn lived a profoundly tragic life within the licentious splendor of the Tudor reign. As King Henry VIII’s fifth wife, she became notable in her desire to die with dignity and was granted her request to… See more details below

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INTENSE - DISTURBING - EROTIC - EXPLICIT - TRAGIC - COMPELLING - DARK - PASSIONATE - DIGNITY...
Born into nobility during the sixteenth century, young Katheryn lived a profoundly tragic life within the licentious splendor of the Tudor reign. As King Henry VIII’s fifth wife, she became notable in her desire to die with dignity and was granted her request to practice laying her head upon the block the night before her execution. Dignity is a presentation of her intense yet short lived life based on little known historical facts about Katheryn Howard. Dignity begins with Katheryn’s rehearsal on the night prior to her execution with the first chapter taking a look back into her childhood and progressing forward from there. The story entails relationships with members of her noble family including her cousin Anne Boleyn and the interesting progression of Katheryn’s life to include the moment of her death.

Dignity is a historical fiction romance novel portraying the tragic and short life of Henry VIII’s fifth and youngest wife, Katheryn Howard. Although written in a romantic style, Dignity contains explicit sexual content and disturbing themes such as incest, child sexual abuse, and male privilege within the context of 16th Century Tudor history. The dark secrets of Katheryn’s childhood are exposed explaining the commonplace result of over-sexualization and promiscuity. Her lascivious lifestyle was to become her eventual demise as her pre-marital history was uncovered during her short reign as Queen of England. The story explores the viewpoints of many of the characters involved with Katheryn both historically and romantically as she searched for love through the only thing that she felt she had some control over, her sensuality. In the time of Katheryn’s short life, women were considered little more than property in a male dominated world. Dignity does nothing to sugar coat this fact and because it is written in a romantic fashion, it can draw the reader in and be quite stimulating yet in some instances, it can be quite disturbing.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940014327497
Publisher:
Christian Ashley
Publication date:
03/14/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
1,091,349
File size:
1 MB

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