The Unfaithful Queen: A Novel of Henry VIII's Fifth Wife

The Unfaithful Queen: A Novel of Henry VIII's Fifth Wife

by Carolly Erickson
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The Unfaithful Queen: A Novel of Henry VIII's Fifth Wife by Carolly Erickson

From New York Times bestselling author of The Last Wife of Henry VIII, a novel about Catherine Howard, wife of Henry's later years

Amid the turbulent, faction-ridden late reign of the fearsome Henry, eager high-spirited Catherine Howard caught the king's eye—but not before she had been the sensual plaything of at least three other men. Ignorant of her past, seeing only her youthful exuberance and believing that she could make him happy, he married her—only to discover, too late, that her heart belonged to his gentleman usher Tom Culpeper.

As the net of court intrigue tightens around her, and with the Tudor succession yet again in peril because of Prince Edward's severe illness, Queen Catherine struggles to give the angry, bloated and impotent king a son. But when her relations turn against her, she finds herself doomed, just as her cousin Anne Boleyn was, to face the executioner.

The Unfaithful Queen lays bare the dark underbelly of the Tudor court, with its sugared rivalries and bitter struggles for power, where a girl of noble family could find herself sent to labor among the turnspits in the kitchens or—should fortune favor her—be exalted to the throne.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781250011022
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 09/18/2012
Sold by: Macmillan
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 278,992
File size: 953 KB

About the Author

New York Times bestselling author CAROLLY ERICKSON has written twenty-eight critically acclaimed, prize-winning biographies, histories, and a recent series of fictional historical entertainments. Her range is wide, her audience worldwide. She lives in Washington and Hawaii.


Distinguished historian Carolly Erickson is the author of Rival to the Queen, The Memoirs of Mary Queen of Scots, The First Elizabeth, The Hidden Life of Josephine, The Last Wife of Henry VIII, and many other prize-winning works of fiction and nonfiction. Her novel The Tsarina’s Daughter won the Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice Award for Best Historical Fiction. She lives in Hawaii.

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The Unfaithful Queen: A Novel of Henry VIII's Fifth Wife 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
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Typically historical fiction read. Pretty good story, nothing to rave about.
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