By Weir, Alison
'This six-book series looks likely to become a landmark in historical fiction' The Times Alison Weir, historian and author of the Sunday Times-bestselling Six Tudor Queens series, recounts the story of Henry VIII's last wife - Katharine Parr, the queen who survived him. Two husba...nds dead, a boy and a sick man. And now Katharine is in love for the first time in her life. The ageing King's eye falls upon her. She cannot refuse him. She must never betray that she wanted another. And now Katharine is the sixth wife - a queen and a nurse. The tragic parade of women who went before her haunt her dreams. She cherishes a secret faith that could see her burn. And yet the King loves and trusts her. But her enemies are closing in... Katharine Parr. The last of Henry's queens. Her story. Alison Weir unveils the extraordinary life of a woman forced into a dangerous union and rising heroically to the challenge. But those Katharine trusts most are the ones she should fear. PRAISE FOR THE SIX TUDOR QUEENS SERIES: 'Weir is excellent on the little details that bring a world to life' Guardian 'Alison Weir makes history come alive as no one else' Barbara Erskine 'Well researched and engrossing' Good Housekeeping 'Utterly gripping and endlessly surprising' Tracy Borman 'Hugely enjoyable . . . Alison Weir knows her subject and has a knack for the telling and textural detail' Daily MailRead more
Alison Weir is the top-selling female historian (and the fifth-bestselling historian overall) in the United Kingdom, and has sold over 3 million books worldwide. She has published nineteen history books, including her most recent non-fiction book, Queens of the Crusades, the second in her England's Medieval Queens quartet. Alison has also published several historical novels, including Innocent Traitor and The Lady Elizabeth. Katharine Parr: The Sixth Wife is Alison Weir's eleventh published novel and the final book in the Six Tudor Queens series about the wives of Henry VIII, which was launched in 2016 to great critical acclaim. All five previous novels in the series were Sunday Times bestsellers. Alison is a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and an honorary life patron of Historic Royal Palaces.
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