The Taming of the Queen

The Taming of the Queen

Large Print - 2016
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"Kateryn Parr, a thirty-year old widow in a secret affair with a new lover, has no choice when a man old enough to be her father who has buried four wives, King Henry VIII, commands her to marry him. Kateryn has no doubt about the danger she faces: the previous queen lasted sixteen months, the one before barely half a year. But Henry adores his new bride and Kateryn's trust in him grows as she unites the royal family, creates a radical study circle at the heart of the court, and rules the kingdom as Regent. But is this enough to keep her safe?"--
Publisher: Farmington Hills, Michigan , Large Print Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning [2016]
Edition: Large print edition
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9781594139383
1594139385
Branch Call Number: Gregory, P
Characteristics: large print.,rda
685 pages (large print) : illustrations, maps, genealogical tables ; 22 cm

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geraldine9
Aug 26, 2016

I was all but ready to stop reading Philippa Gregory’s novels for good, but then I found out that she was writing a novel from the perspective of Henry’s last queen; therefore, this would, no doubt, include the death of the tyrant, and I must say I was very impressed. Kathryn Parr was a strong woman but, even she diminished under the chubby palm of this oafish King who buried four wives.

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Basileus
Aug 17, 2016

Really enjoyable, and at times terrifying novel about the life of Kathryn Parr, Henry VIII's last wife, during her four years as queen at the court of a king who was unpredictable to say the least. Very good characterization of the main character, Parr herself.

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stellamd
Feb 21, 2016

Not as good as her earlier work. Tedious and repetitive.

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MaryMaryJ
Feb 03, 2016

Loved the book.. Philippa Gregory has done a spectacular job in translating historically accurate information into a fiction filled with the anxiety, uncertainty and domination that women (and men) faced under the rule of Henry VIII. Bravo.

ehbooklover Jan 07, 2016

Another great historical read by one of my favourite authors. Every time I read one of Gregory's books it makes me unbelievably grateful that I wasn't a woman during this time period. Compelling, well-researched, and hard to put down.

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carol507
Nov 14, 2015

Great read - author, as usual is very detailed.

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sunnye1988
Oct 28, 2015

Very accurate. Many quotations in the novel were really said, as well as events. Phillippa Gregory did her homework very well. The story is intriguing; gives one pause on how King Henry VIII ruled his kingdom; the way he treated his subjects and his queens. Interesting chapter in English history. Good read.

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