By Philippa Gregory
Because she can't refuse...
Kateryn Parr, a thirty-year-old widow in a mystery affair with a brand new lover, has no selection while a guy the right age to be her father who has buried 4 other halves - King Henry VIII - instructions her to marry him.
Kateryn has without doubt concerning the risk she faces: the former queen lasted 16 months, the only sooner than slightly part a 12 months. yet Henry adores his new bride and Kateryn's belief in him grows as she unites the royal relations, creates a thorough learn circle on the middle of the courtroom, and ideas the dominion as Regent.
But is that this sufficient to maintain her secure? a pacesetter of non secular reform and the 1st lady to put up in English, Kateryn sticks out as an self reliant lady with a brain of her personal. yet she can't store the Protestants, below risk for his or her religion, and Henry's risky gaze activates her.The conventional churchmen and competitors for strength accuse her of heresy - the punishment is dying via fireplace and the king's identify is at the warrant...
From an writer who has defined all of Henry's queens comes a deeply intimate portrayal of the final: a lady who longed for ardour, strength and schooling on the court docket of a medieval killer.