Jane Seymour, the Haunted Queen

Jane Seymour, the Haunted Queen

A Novel

Book - 2018
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"Acclaimed author and historian Alison Weir continues her epic Six Tudor Queens series with this third captivating novel, which brings to life Jane Seymour, King Henry VIII's most cherished bride and mother of his only legitimate male heir. Ever since she was a child, Jane has longed for a cloistered life as a nun. But her large noble family has other plans, and as an adult, Jane is invited to the King's court to serve as lady-in-waiting to Queen Katherine of Aragon. The devout Katherine shows kindness to all her ladies, almost like a second mother, which makes rumors of Henry's lustful pursuit of Anne Boleyn--also lady-in-waiting to the queen--all the more shocking. For Jane, the betrayal triggers memories of a hauntingl incident that shaped her beliefs about marriage. But once Henry disavows Katherine and secures Anne as his new queen--forever altering the religious landscape of England--he turns his eye to another: Jane herself. Urged to return the King's affection and earn favor for her family, Jane is drawn into a dangerous political game that pits her conscience against her desires. Can Jane be the one to give the King his long-sought-after son, or will she be cast aside like the women who came before her? Bringing new insight to this compelling story, Alison Weir marries meticulous research with gripping historical fiction to re-create the dramas and intrigues of the most renowned court in English history. At its center is a loving and compassionate woman who captures the heart of a king, and whose life will hang in the balance for it."--Dust jacket flap.
Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, [2018]
Edition: First U.S. edition.
ISBN: 9781101966549
1101966548
Call Number: WEIR
Characteristics: 559 pages ; 25 cm.
Subjects: Catherine, of Aragon, Queen, consort of Henry VIII, King of England, 1485-1536 -- Fiction.
Jane Seymour, Queen, consort of Henry VIII, King of England, 1509?-1537 -- Fiction.
Court and courtiers -- Fiction.
Kings and rulers -- Fiction.
Queens -- Fiction.
England -- Court and courtiers -- History -- 16th century -- Fiction.
Great Britain -- History -- Henry VIII, 1509-1547 -- Fiction.
Great Britain -- History -- Tudors, 1485-1603 -- Fiction.
Historical fiction.
Biographies
Alternative Title: Haunted queen

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