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

    New York Times

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

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

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