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The Last Wife of Henry VIII by Carolly Erickson
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Sep 13, 09

Read in September, 2009

It's a decent book about a fascinating character. Though I understand that it's a work of fiction, I think the author (as a historian) could easily have stayed true to the basic facts of Catherine's life while weaving the fictional story of how she felt/her motivations/what she said/what others said to her around those core facts. To change the facts of her life and her many marriages ruined a bit of the interest for me -- it's no longer truly a story about Catherine Parr, the last wife of King Henry the VIII. Otherwise, it's a colorful and engaging read that provides the reader with a great view into the lives and marriage intrigues of the nobility at the time of Henry VIII.
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