Katherine Howard: A Tudor Conspiracy

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Portrait, 2005 - Catharine Howard, 1525-1542 - 294 pages
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A riveting new biography of a much neglected Queen - the doomed child-bride of Henry VIII. Joanna Denny, author of Anne Boleyn, reveals another sensational episode in Tudor history - illuminating the true character of Katherine Howard, the young girl caught up in a maelstrom of ambition and conspiracy which led to her execution for high treason while still only seventeen years old. Who was Katherine, the beautiful young aristocrat who became a bait to catch a king? Was she simply nave and innocent, a victim of her grasping family's scheming? Or was she brazen and abandoned, recklessly indulging in dissolute games with lovers in contempt of her royal position? Joanna Denny's enthralling new book once again plunges the reader into the heart of the ruthless intrigues of the Tudor court - and gives a sympathetic and poignant portrait of a girl tragically trapped and betrayed by her own family.

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Review: Katherine Howard: A Tudor Conspiracy

User Review  - Christina Sesok - Goodreads

I bought this book for research, and I found that I simply cannot take it seriously. Denny's name had come up in another book I was reading for research, so I knew that I had to be careful while ... Read full review

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User Review  - Rai - Goodreads

Terribly written, too many debatable things presented as fact and Katherine Howard is barely mentioned in the first four chapters, it instead being an account of her entire family. A lot of the book ... Read full review


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Joanna Denny is the author of Anne Boleyn, published by Portrait in April 2004, and reprinted shortly after publication. Her life-long interest in Tudor history was triggered by reading about her ancestor, Sir Henry Denny, Henry VIII's trusted courtier. She now lives in Falmouth, Cornwall.

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