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The Taming of the Queen

– tekijä: Philippa Gregory

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Why would a woman marry a serial killer? Because she cannot refuse... 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? A leader of religious reform and the first woman to publish in English, Kateryn stands out as an independent woman with a mind of her own. But she cannot save the Protestants, under threat for their faith, and Henry's dangerous gaze turns on her.The traditional churchmen and rivals for power accuse her of heresy - the punishment is death by fire and the king's name is on the warrant... From an author who has described all of Henry's queens comes a deeply intimate portrayal of the last: a woman who longed for passion, power and education at the court of a medieval killer.… (lisätietoja)
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    The White Princess (tekijä: Philippa Gregory) (Morteana)
    Morteana: From another series by Gregory, equally as tantalizing as her Tudors.
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I liked this book but it definitely was not one of my favorites. A bit too much religion for me although I respect that was the history then. Still, all in all, well written in typical Philippa Gregory style. ( )
  ChrisCaz | Feb 23, 2021 |
Boring nice portrayal of Henry VIII as a disgusting pig. ( )
  LoisSusan | Dec 10, 2020 |
hy would a woman marry a serial killer?

Because she cannot refuse...

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? A leader of religious reform and a published author, Kateryn stands out as an independent woman with a mind of her own. But she cannot save the Protestants, under threat for their faith, and Henry's dangerous gaze turns on her.The traditional churchmen and rivals for power accuse her of heresy - the punishment is death by fire and the king's name is on the warrant...

From an author who has described all of Henry's queens comes a deeply intimate portrayal of the last: a woman who longed for passion, power and education at the court of a medieval killer ( )
  jepeters333 | Jan 31, 2020 |
Started off interesting if only because nobody knows (or cares) much about the last wife who survived. Ended weakly after a lot of romantic teasing. ( )
  NML_dc | Aug 17, 2019 |
I brought this book with me when I flew to London. I got to see Hampton Court Palace which is mentioned in this book! Seeing the palace helped to bring this book to life!

For those of you who don't know, "The Taming of the Queen" is a very good book featuring the last wife of King Henry VIII. Kateryn Parr was not like any other queen before her. She was studious and knowledgeable. She had her share of close calls, but she used her wits and her knowledge to "play" the game. It wasn't an easy challenge because "the rules" are constantly changing throughout the book. Henry VIII loved attention and enjoyed pitting people against one another. He thought of himself as a god, but he was not a just, merciful, loving god. He was a manipulator, an adulterer, and a murderer. He found joy in the misery of others. He did not love anyone other than himself.

I felt sorry for Kateryn and her household because women were targeted for heresy, treason, and any other crime that they could pin on them. The pressures of the day were insurmountable. I also felt sorry for the Princesses Mary and Elizabeth and Prince Edward because they had a rotten example of a father and king. But they had a great step-mom who did appear to genuinely care for their physical, mental, and spiritual welfare.

If you love English history, you will likely enjoy this book. This is not a "quick-read" by any means. Do give yourself time to pace yourself so you will enjoy it. ( )
  caslater83 | Jun 2, 2019 |
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Why would a woman marry a serial killer? Because she cannot refuse... 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? A leader of religious reform and the first woman to publish in English, Kateryn stands out as an independent woman with a mind of her own. But she cannot save the Protestants, under threat for their faith, and Henry's dangerous gaze turns on her.The traditional churchmen and rivals for power accuse her of heresy - the punishment is death by fire and the king's name is on the warrant... From an author who has described all of Henry's queens comes a deeply intimate portrayal of the last: a woman who longed for passion, power and education at the court of a medieval killer.

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