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The Sixth Wife by Jean Plaidy
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bookshelves: historical, fiction, femalehardship, harsh-regime, tudors, political, religion, monarchy
Recommended for: Tudor and historical fans
Read on May 01, 2008, read count: 2

The fiction based on fact story of the sixth wife of Henry VIII-Katherine Parr. Twice widowed, she is in love with dashing Thomas Seymour, but Henry has fallen for her and has his love rival sent away. Katherine reluctantly agrees to marry him, living in fear that he will turn on her like his previous wives. And there are those plotting to make sure that it happens sooner rather than later.
Katherine was a fascinating wife-she restored good relations between Henry and his children, outwitted those plotting against her and managed to still be alive when the tyrant died, allowing her to marry Thomas and have his child. Her life was full of misery even at the end when she found her husband seducing young Princess Elizabeth. I love all the passion, scandal and intrigue of the Tudor times!
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Sharon The Tudor times--yes, fascinating. Happy to read about it---thankful I didn't live it.


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