Katherine the Queen: The Remarkable Life of Henry VIII's Sixth Wife

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Pan Macmillan UK, Mar 10, 2010 - Biography & Autobiography - 456 pages
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In this, the first full-scale biography of Katherine Parr, Linda Porter illuminates the life of the queen history has largely forgotten – or at least misremembered. Twice widowed before her marriage to the king, she was not as well versed in the ways of monarchs and her fervent political and religious views made waves in the treacherous waters of the Tudor court. The queen who survived did so only by the skin of her teeth, and though the story of her life has been curiously neglected, she left an enduring impression on English history.

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User Review  - wagner.sarah35 - LibraryThing

A good biography of Henry VIII's last wife. What I appreciated about this book was the depiction of Katherine's early years and first two marriages, before she became the wife of a king. Katherine's ... Read full review

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User Review  - satyridae - LibraryThing

Meticulously researched, accessibly written and long overdue. I think almost everyone knows who Katherine Parr was, but a lot of what everyone knows about her is wrong. This book sets out to unearth ... Read full review

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About the author (2010)

Linda Porter has a doctorate in History from the University of York, where she studied early modern English and French history under the late Professor Gwyn Williams. She was the winner of the 2004 Biographers Club/Daily Mail Prize, which helped launch her on a new career as an author. Her first book, Mary Tudor, The First Queen, was published to critical acclaim by Portrait in 2007. She is a regular contributor to BBC History Magazine and History Today. She lives in Kent.

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