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After her husband and his sister Anne Boleyn lose their heads, Jane Boleyn returns to advise Anne of Cleves, Henry VIII's fourth wife. Freed from her brother's oppression, Anne wants to be a good wife and queen, but soon discovers she's traded one tyrant for another. And when the queen's stunning 15-year-old attendant enters the royal palace, her charms turn the king's head and give his aging ego a boost.… (mer)
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I am not a fan of historical fiction, especially the type that features romance. I don't like the romanticizing, the stilted language that many authors think makes it seem "authentic", the manners. Even worse, I dislike the insertion of a "modern" woman into a historical place, unless she is so carefully constructed that I can believe it.

This is a pretty decent piece of work. It features three women who lived in Henry the Eighth's court: Anne of Cleves, about to be married to the king, Katherine Howard, a ditzy young woman from a good family, who is among the new queen's maids, and Jane Rochford, aka Boleyn, who had testified against her husband and sister-in-law, causing their executions. Jane manages the maids to the queen.

At the start of the story, Henry has just recently lost his wife, Jane Seymour, to illness related to the birth of her son. He is anxious to have another son, to assure the progression of the Tudor monarchy (he was only the second Tudor king and his place on the throne did not assure succession of his daughters). Anne of Cleves is German, her father the head of German protestantism. Because of his desire to strengthen protestant ties (he was excommunicated from the Catholic Church when he had his marriage to his first wife annulled so that he could marry Anne Boleyn), the king thought Anne a suitable match. However, when he first saw her he did not find her attractive. "A Flanders mare," is what he called her. Gregory suggests that it was the restrictive, overly modest German clothing that originally caused this dislike, and Anne's care to never present herself as immodest or sexual in any way might have furthered his dislike.

Anne takes a liking to Katherine Howard, whose character is wholly different from her own. When the king starts to pay obvious attention to the teen, Anne maintains her presence.

Jane, meanwhile, conspires with her uncle to bring about changes that might bring her greater position in the court.

The king delays coronation of Anne, his eye still on Katherine. He finds a way to whisk Anne off the throne and put in Katherine instead. Katherine's age belies her experience in some areas, so she is able to please the king in bed as much as is possible for a sick, very fat, probably impotent man. From here, though, Henry shows increasing signs of a mind that is possibly going mad. His behavior worsens. Nobody is safe.

This is an interesting way to get inside one of the monarchies in a way that the history books can't let us. Gregory did a great deal of research but she made up reasons for some actions, and of course gave us full portraits of people about whom little is really known. The book reminds me that, in some ways, life on this earth is better than it was in the past.
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  slojudy | Sep 8, 2020 |
Another historical novel by Philippe Gregory. The continuation of the story of the royal court of Henry VIII, a few years after the events in the previous book.

It is the story of the court, palaces, and wives of King Henry VIII. King Henry is an adult king approaching the age of 50, crippled and wounded in his leg, and still reigns in the kingdom.
The story told from three ribs, three female characters, each episode moving from one aspect to another, and so on.
All three are prominent women from the court.

Unlike the previous book I read non-stop, and it was full of events, in this book I felt that the writer simply tried to fill the pages with words. There is not much plot going on and worse, there's always a repetition of the same ideas. I also didn't like the fact that things presented in the previous book in one way now show the opposite. ( )
  Denizhorowits | Feb 10, 2019 |
Three women:
Jane Boleyn, (Georges's wife and Anne Boleyn's sister-in-law), used as a p0awn by the Duke of Norfolk,
Anne of, who may have escaped an awful family, for what other reason would she risk living so near Henry VIII after narroly escaping the block?
Katherin Howard, (the fifth wife) and a mere girl certainly not raised in court as a maid to the queen in France as Anne Boleyn was. They were cousins and both were beheaded.
It was a good book. The only part that bothered me was the over use of Henry VIII being old enough to be Katherin's father or even her grandfather. ( )
  VhartPowers | Dec 27, 2018 |
This might be my favorite Philippa Gregory book. The three interwoven narratives are emotional and suspenseful, which is no small feat in historical fiction! ( )
  bookishblond | Oct 24, 2018 |
I love the way Philippa Gregory gives the reader such insight into the characters of history. The details are rich, and help put everything in context. These three women were all trapped in the circumstances of their lives, and each handled the situation so differently. Well done! ( )
  TheBibliophage | Mar 20, 2018 |
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After her husband and his sister Anne Boleyn lose their heads, Jane Boleyn returns to advise Anne of Cleves, Henry VIII's fourth wife. Freed from her brother's oppression, Anne wants to be a good wife and queen, but soon discovers she's traded one tyrant for another. And when the queen's stunning 15-year-old attendant enters the royal palace, her charms turn the king's head and give his aging ego a boost.

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