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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (316 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jean Plaidy Narrator: Anne Flosnik Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Katharine of Aragon Trilogy Release Date: November 2008 ISBN: 9781455191765
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The marriage of Katharine of Aragon and King Henry VIII was a right royal match. England loved the young lovers, but hardly were they wed when powerful people in Henry’s court were spinning webs of intrigue around the innocent royal pair. Spanish spies, the Pope’s men, the Queen’s seductive ladies-in-waiting, and especially the King’s brilliant advisor, Cardinal Thomas Wolsey—all were obsessed with one question: Would Queen Katharine be able to give Henry the healthy son he so desperately wanted? Everything depended on the answer, especially the destiny of Queen Katharine herself.

Jean Plaidy has brilliantly written the bittersweet true story of young King Henry and his dear Kate, who wanted only to please her beloved husband but seemed thwarted at every turn.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Plaidy excels at blending history with romance and drama.”

    New York Times

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Barbara | 8/25/2013

    " After a couple of less interesting ones we are getting in to the more interesting part again and Jean writes better too. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rachel Beaver | 8/4/2013

    " A rather impersonal story of the early days of marriage between Henry VIII & Katherine of Aragon, mainly detailing the miscarriages & still births & the increasing anger of the king. Ends with the birth of Henry Fitzroy to Bessie Blount. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rebekah | 4/2/2013

    " Happy Omen?? Why would Katherine of Aragon believe in omens. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christine | 2/28/2013

    " A good book with some great writing, although I felt it dragged a bit in some places. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nancy | 2/17/2013

    " I am not sure if it's because I love the Phillippa Gregory stories about this time period so much, but this version of the early years of Henry the VIII and Katharine of Aragon's marriage was somewhat dull to me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carrie | 9/28/2011

    " I love all of Jean Plaidy's books I have read up to this point. I feel she brings historical characters to life and makes you feel as though these could be anyone or that any person could go through the same pitfalls and triumphs as the historical figures featured in each book. Worth reading. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Heather Alderman | 8/28/2011

    " I enjoyed the history and the liberties the author took, but her dialogue was awful. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Liz | 3/17/2011

    " My first look at Jean Plaidy's work, and I'm quite impressed :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sara W | 1/15/2011

    " Katherine of Aragon during the early years when she was married to Henry VIII (son of Henry VII, brother to Arthur Prince of Wales). "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alexandra | 10/23/2010

    " I liked it, but I think I've read so much Plaidy that the fun of them is wearing off a little by now...I need to change series at the very least... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carol | 7/31/2010

    " The third book in the Tudor series and thoroughly enjoyed it. Quick read and a good read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nancy | 4/19/2010

    " I am not sure if it's because I love the Phillippa Gregory stories about this time period so much, but this version of the early years of Henry the VIII and Katharine of Aragon's marriage was somewhat dull to me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rebekah | 11/15/2009

    " Happy Omen?? Why would Katherine of Aragon believe in omens. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sara W | 7/19/2007

    " Katherine of Aragon during the early years when she was married to Henry VIII (son of Henry VII, brother to Arthur Prince of Wales). "

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About the Author
Author Jean Plaidy

Jean Plaidy, one of the preeminent authors of historical fiction for most of the twentieth century, is the pen name of the prolific English author Eleanor Hibbert, also known as Victoria Holt. Jean Plaidy’s novels had sold more than 14 million copies worldwide by the time of her death in 1993.

About the Narrator

Anne Flosnik, a seasoned audiobook narrator, has over four hundred titles to her credit and several awards and distinctions, including three AudioFile Earphones Awards, a USA Today Recommended Listening, and the American Library Association’s Special Services to Children Award. She has twice been an Audie Award finalist. She is an accomplished actress with lead credits on stage, on television, and in commercials and voice-overs.