Book Launch Spotlight - Six Tudor Queens: Katheryn Howard, The Tainted Queen, by Alison Weir
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.
Henry declares she is his rose without a thorn. But Katheryn has a past of which he knows nothing. It comes back increasingly to haunt her.
For those who share her secrets are waiting in the shadows, whispering words of love... and blackmail.
Acclaimed, bestselling historian Alison Weir draws on extensive research to recount one of the most tragic tales in English history - that of a lively, sweet but neglected girl, used by powerful men for their own gain.
History tells us she died too soon. This mesmerising novel brings her to life.
'Weir is excellent on the little details that bring a world to life' Guardian
'Alison Weir makes history come alive as no one else' Barbara Erskine
'Utterly gripping and endlessly surprising' Tracy Borman
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About the Author
Alison Weir is the New York Times bestselling author of the novels Innocent Traitor and The Lady Elizabeth and several historical biographies, including Mistress of the Monarchy, Queen Isabella, Henry VIII, Eleanor of Aquitaine, The Life of Elizabeth I, and The Six Wives of Henry VIII. She lives in Surrey, England with her husband and two children. Find our more at Alison's website http://www.alisonweir.org.uk/
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