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Katherine the Queen by Linda Porter
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Nov 03, 11

Read in September, 2011

If you're a Tudor history buff like me, don't miss this book! I was less familiar with this last wife of Henry VIII than the others, and it turns out she was an intelligent, thoughtful, and very attractive lady with her own ideas. She was not a matronly nurse-maid as some have come to believe over the centuries. She was wise, mostly, pious and dutiful while also having an impetuous streak hidden in there, too. She was a reformer, no doubt, and almost went too far with Henry but pulled back before it was too late. All around a very interesting read; it started a bit slow but picked up steam quickly.
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