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The Rose Without a Thorn (Queens of England, #11) by Jean Plaidy Online



The Rose Without a Thorn (Queens of England, #11)

The Rose Without a Thorn (Queens of England, #11)

  • Title: The Rose Without a Thorn (Queens of England, #11)
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  • ISBN : 9780609810170
  • Format : Paperback
  • Language : English
  • Page : 288 pages


From the pen of legendary historical novelist Jean Plaidy comes an unforgettable true story of royalty, passion, and innocence lost.Born into an impoverished branch of the noble Howard family, young Katherine is plucked from her home to live with her grandmother, the Duchess of Norfolk The innocent girl quickly learns that her grandmother s puritanism is not shared by Kat From the pen of legendary historical novelist Jean Plaidy comes an unforgettable true story of royalty, passion, and innocence lost.Born into an impoverished branch of the noble Howard family, young Katherine is plucked from her home to live with her grandmother, the Duchess of Norfolk The innocent girl quickly learns that her grandmother s puritanism is not shared by Katherine s free spirited cousins, with whom she lives Beautiful and impressionable, Katherine becomes involved in two ill fated love affairs before her sixteenth birthday Like her cousin Anne Boleyn, she leaves her grandmother s home to become a lady in waiting at the court of Henry VIII The royal palaces are exciting to a young girl from the country, and Katherine s duties there allow her to be near her handsome cousin, Thomas Culpepper, whom she has loved since childhood.But when Katherine catches the eye of the aging and unhappily married king, she is forced to abandon her plans for a life with Thomas and marry King Henry Overwhelmed by the change in her fortunes, bewildered and flattered by the adoration of her husband, Katherine is dazzled by the royal life But her bliss is short lived as rumors of her wayward past come back to haunt her, and Katherine s destiny takes another, deadly, turn


Author Jean Plaidy

Eleanor Alice Burford, Mrs George Percival Hibbert was a British author of about 200 historical novels, most of them under the pen name




The Rose Without a Thorn (Queens of England, #11) Reviews (31)

  • Katherine Howard has always been my least favorite of the wives of Henry VIII She lacked the royal dignity of Katherine of Aragon, the wit and sophistication of her cousin Anne Boleyn, the quiet calculation of Jane Seymour, the sweet yet canny acceptance of Anne of Cleves, and the mature calm of Kat [..]

  • In the books about Katherine Howard she is either portrayed as the sluttish Queen who cheated on Henry VIII or a young and hapless girl who was never taught proper behaviour and ended up dead at her family s ambition The author casts Katherine in this book as a bit silly, over enthusiastic with her [..]

  • When I saw this book at the library I thought it might give me some new information on Katherine I know of her life at court and what brought her downfall, but was hoping for a new look into her childhood and what made her make the decisions she made This is also my first Plaidy novel This book was [..]

  • This is the first Jean Plaidy book that I have read The story is told from the perspective of Katherine Howard, the fifth wife of Henry the VIII I picked it up after watching season 3 of the The Tudors, where she is introduced I realized I knew nothing about her and thought the way she was portrayed [..]

  • Historia novelada de la quinta esposa de Enrique VIII.Me parece bien documentada, y que los di logos y las situaciones son bastante cre bles.Me gust mucho, y es f cil empatizar con los personajes, que por otro lado existieron de verdad.me gust tanto, que tengo pendientes el resto de libros de Plaidy [..]

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