Six Tudor Queens: Katheryn Howard, The Tainted Queen : Six Tudor Queens 5
'This six-book series looks likely to become a landmark in historical fiction'
'With characteristic verve and stunning period detail, this novel will captivate you and break your heart. Utterly sublime'
Alison Weir, historian and author of the Sunday Times-bestselling Six Tudor Queens series, relates one of the most tragic stories in English history: Katheryn Howard, Henry VIII's fifth queen. 'Conveys the heart-rending pathos of a young woman executed, whose only real crime was her naivete and her desire to be loved...
It is a profoundly moving story that lingers long after the last page is turned'
'Alison's sensitively drawn novel will change everyone's preconceptions'
A NAIVE YOUNG WOMAN AT THE MERCY OF HER AMBITIOUS FAMILY. At just nineteen, Katheryn Howard is quick to trust and fall in love.
She comes to court. She sings, she dances. She captures the heart of the King.
But Henry knows nothing of Katheryn's past - one that comes back increasingly to haunt her. For those who share her secrets are waiting in the shadows, whispering words of love... and blackmail.
The fifth of Henry's queens. Her story. Acclaimed, bestselling historian Alison Weir draws on extensive research to recount the tale of a vivacious young woman used by powerful men for their own gain.