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Henry VIII and His Court

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pubOne.info present you this new edition. It was in the year 1543. King Henry the Eighth of England that day once more pronounced himself the happiest and most enviable man in his kingdom, for to-day he was once more a bridegroom, and Catharine Parr, the youthful widow of Baron Latimer, had the perilous happiness of being selected as the king's sixth consort.
ebook, 635 pages
Published December 4th 2010 by Pubone.Info (first published 1867)
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Lynn Berman
May 04, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Love and paranoia everywhere!

Good as far as historical content. Love the footnotes, especially the actual words said by king or queen. Much too much 'inner musings' text, sometimes pages long.
Scott
Apr 30, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book is about Henry VIII's court during the last years of his reign, during his marriage to Catherine Parr. Catherine Parr did not want to marry King Henry VIII, she only complied with his wishes because she thought she might lose her life if she refused. Entering the court of Henry VIII as a queen was a very dangerous position. People plotted against Catherine Parr, and having to daily entertain a king that was cruel, sadistic, and moody was a difficult enough task. Catherine kept her life ...more
Phil Syphe
May 24, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This work of historical fiction covers the period of 1543-48 when Henry VIII was in his final years. The author doesn't hold back from portraying the Tudor king as a tyrannical bloodthirsty sinner.

The story opens just after Henry's marriage to his sixth wife, Catharine Parr, and it is she who emerges as the heroine of the piece.

The German author has been faithful to these accounts of English history, and as the occasional footnote points out, certain lines are recalled word for word.

To say Cath
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Ramona
Sep 03, 2010 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I normally enjoy historical fiction as a fun read, so I don't necessarily have the highest expectations for writing quality. However this was extremely painful. Should have stopped but kept expecting it couldn't get worse - it did!
Juley Berglund
Jul 03, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very good historical fiction. I felt the terror that every member of Henry VIII's court must have known daily under his capricious & violent hand.
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Luise Mühlbach was the pen name of Clara Mundt (1814–1873), a German writer best known for her works of historical fiction.
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