My Lady of Cleves
"Turns A BRILLIANT LIGHT on one of the lustiest and one of the most dramatic periods of English history."- Philadelphia Inquirer
My Lady of Cleves tells the mesmerizing story of Anne of Cleves, fourth wife of Henry VIII, one of the rare women who matched wits successfully with the fiery king and lived to tell the tale.
Aware of the disastrous consequences of not bearing an heir, Anne of Cleves bravely took on the duty of weathering the Tudor King's temper and won the hearts of his subjects in the process.
Written by world-renowned historical novelist Margaret Campbell Barnes, My Lady of Cleves gives readers an intimate portrait of the warm, unpretentious princess who never expected to become Queen of England and how she navigated a world of high drama and courtly elegance.
A refreshing historical fiction about infamous Tudor England, fans of Philippa Gregory, Anya Seton and Bernard Cornwell will delight in this tale of Henry's fourth Queen, her secret love, her power-hungry husband, and the country that ruled them all.
Other books about the six wives of Henry VIII and the Tudors by Margaret Campbell Barnes:
"an interesting look into a woman that survived marriage to Henry VIII."
"Anne outlives Catherine, Henry, and the painter Holbein...and in the end finds herself more loved than she had ever imagined."
"I was completely amazed by this book. The richness that Barnes put into the characters was SPELLBINDING!"
"An outstanding, brilliant story that brings the perhaps least-remembered of the wives of Henry VIII to vibrant life."
"one of the best Tudor-centered historical fiction novels I've ever read."
"a FASCINATING, well written book"
"A fantastic novel that NO FAN OF TUDOR ENGLAND SHOULD MISS."What reviewers are saying about My Lady Of Cleves:
"Turns A BRILLIANT LIGHT on one of the lustiest and one of the most dramatic periods of English history." - Philadelphia Inquirer
"At long last Anne of Cleves gets her day as a noble and highminded heroine in the lists of historical fiction!" Chicago Tribune
"Barnes' vision of Anne is so different from others I have encountered, it was like reading her story for the first time. This is the Anne of Cleves I choose to live in my memory." - Books N Border Collies
" an appealing story of a woman who makes the best of a bad situation... it's nice to see this novel in particular being reissued." - Reading, Ranting, and Raving
"Margaret Campbell Barnes has added brilliant hues to a picture which never lacked in color." - Vancouver (BC) Daily Province
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - LibraryCin - LibraryThing
Anne of Cleves was Henry VIII’s fourth wife. After a bad first meeting, they married anyway, but almost immediately, Henry was taken with Katherine Howard, so Henry and Anne’s marriage only lasted six ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - sensitivemuse - LibraryThing
I really liked how Anne of Cleves was portrayed in this book! and it proved to be a very enjoyable read. I had to get used to the writing style though, and it took a little longer to get into the book ... Read full review
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