The intrigues of the English royal court are brought to life in the Katharine of Aragon series, and this third and final installment captures them in spellbinding detail.
The twelve-year marriage of Henry and Katharine has declined from an idyllic union into an uneasy stalemate. The king’s love for his aging queen has grown cold, and he is angry with her failure to give him the heir to the throne he desperately wants. When the seductive Anne Boleyn arrives at court, the king is captivated by her dark beauty and bold spirit and becomes obsessed with the desire to possess her. With his chief advisor, Cardinal Wolsey, the king devises a secret plot to declare the marriage with Katharine null and void. But Katharine refuses to surrender to his wishes and fights desperately to retain her title and safeguard her daughter, Mary. The ensuing power struggle is one of the turning points in English history, and in these pages it comes vividly to life.
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The nararration can get tedious and boring, and a bit confusing. The characters that are being portrayed all sound the same, with a annoying octive for the male players. Also some sentences are repeated within a paragraph. Love the storyline, know the plot well from past studies and always looking for new insight into Henry and the two linked Queens, but for this, you must pay total attention. No Solitaire! you'll lose where the story went, and where it was going.