The Tudors: The King, the Queen, and the Mistress

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A king torn between two women could lead to a kingdom torn.

Troubled by religious unrest in his kingdom and changing alliances with other countries, weighing most on King Henry VIII of England's mind is his impending divorce to Queen Katherine of Aragon. The matter is of extreme urgency, as the king desires an heir and has just met the woman who holds his destiny — Lady Anne Boleyn, eighteen and in the flower of youthful beauty. But was their ...

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Overview

A king torn between two women could lead to a kingdom torn.

Troubled by religious unrest in his kingdom and changing alliances with other countries, weighing most on King Henry VIII of England's mind is his impending divorce to Queen Katherine of Aragon. The matter is of extreme urgency, as the king desires an heir and has just met the woman who holds his destiny — Lady Anne Boleyn, eighteen and in the flower of youthful beauty. But was their meeting by chance, or part of a plan devised by her father for the furthering of his family?

As the new romance blooms, it causes heartache for the queen and headaches for the king's personal chaplain, Cardinal Wolsey, who once worked on behalf of the kingdom to organize diplomatic talks, but now toils to obtain the Church's approval for the king's divorce. As loyalties are questioned and the Church's influence is threatened by the emboldened king, the fate of the kingdom lies in the balance.

An irresistible story of love, lust, ambition, and political intrigue, this novelization of season one of The Tudors introduces us to a young, virile king of one of the most powerful nations in the world, and the women who will cause him to forever alter the course of history.

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Highly readable and very entertaining. This novelization hits the show's scandalous entanglements, teases out its conspiracies, and does justice to its violent beauty.

-Michael Hirst, creator and writer of Showtime's Emmy award-winning series The Tudors

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781416947783
  • Publisher: Gallery Books
  • Publication date: 11/6/2007
  • Series: Tudors Series
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 860,366
  • Product dimensions: 5.60 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 0.80 (d)

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  • Posted February 21, 2009

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    Great show, captivating novel

    If you love the Showtime show The Tudors, then you should read this book. It is a historical fiction novel based on (and sometimes is word for word) from the first season of The Tudors. It is provocative and captivating, just like the show. It's a quick read so it's a great beach read or for when you want to escape for awhile.

    If you are not a fan of the show or have never seen it but are interested in historical fiction or novels based off of shows or movies, then you will probably like this book.

    This is a pretty good book, nothing too deep or thought provoking but it is interesting and does give you a sense of what Henry VIII was like and Anne Boleyn.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 23, 2008

    this was a great book

    if you like this type of reading this book is the juiciest ever and you should see the tv show amazing

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 6, 2008

    Enjoys Historical Fiction

    I couldn't finish this book. It did not feel at all like it was taking place in the 1500's. It lacked sensitivy. It was terrible. It felt like it was written by a dirty old man. Their was no romance it went to straight to smut and every woman seemed like a loose tramp. Yuck. Every other page was politics and smut, not much else.

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