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Lies and Lust in the Tudor Court: The Fifth Wife of Henry VIII

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"Lies and Lust in the Tudor Court" tells the story of the teenager, Katheryn Howard, and her marriage to the aging, ill-tempered Henry VIII. To some she is considered a harlot and a greedy girl from an even greedier family. To others she is a victim, in love with another man and forced to marry the King. In truth she was a mercurial, strong-willed, sexually appealing woman ...more
Paperback, 156 pages
Published April 29th 2004 by iUniverse
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Kara
May 25, 2016 Kara rated it liked it
Shelves: tudor-wife-5

It’s a short book, so things move pretty quickly. Even so, it feels very rushed, rather than succinct. The disastrous meeting of Anna of Cleves and Henry VIII is skipped over and Henry VIII tells Kathryn Howard he’s going to marry her after seeing her exactly once from a distance. That’s… sudden.

A lot of time is spent on Katheryn being disgusted or horrified or appalled or stricken by the marriage she is given no choice on entering. Doner makes a good point that Henry was pretty disgusting at th
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Julie Bell
Jan 13, 2016 Julie Bell rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Henry vlll as one princess remarked with 2 heads l might consider marriage having only one that l am attached to l decline

Like books on the Tudor period and this one didn't, dissapoint. Showed how young girls were pushed into court life in the hope of attracting the by this time an aging obese and unbalanced Henry. You understood their terror and those connected to them. Pawns in their families power games. This book conveyed all the plotting , back stabbing and malice of this court. Great book
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Chris Miller
Dec 22, 2012 Chris Miller rated it did not like it
Shelves: period-fiction
Didn't finish, to be honest. The writing was starting to get better, but that's probably because it started so poorly.
Danielle
Jan 17, 2013 Danielle rated it really liked it
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This was a good read.
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Margaret Doner is the author of numerous books including Archangels Speak, Wisdom of the Archangels, and Infinite Darkness/Infinite Light. She has been a licensed massage therapist since 1990 and a past life regression therapist since 1996. She and her husband own the healing center Partners in Massage in New York.
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