Katheryn Howard, the Scandalous Queen

Alison WeirPublisher: Ballantine Books , New York , 2020
ISBN:9781101966600 Classification: FicWei

In the spring of 1540, Henry VIII is desperate to be rid of his unappealing German queen, Anna of Kleve. A prematurely aged and ailing forty-nine, with an ever-growing waistline, he casts an amorous eye on a pretty nineteen-year-old brunette, Katheryn Howard. Like her cousin Anne Boleyn, Katheryn is a niece of the Duke of Norfolk, Englandís premier Catholic peer, who is scheming to replace Anna of Kleve with a good Catholic queen. A fun-loving, eager participant in the life of the royal court, Katheryn readily succumbs to the kingís attentions when she is intentionally pushed into his path by her ambitious family.

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