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THE LAST WIFE OF HENRY VIII
Genre: Historical Romance, Historical Fiction
The author of more than 20 historical works, Erickson brings the life of Catherine Parr, Henry VIII's last wife, to us in her own words. Erickson knows her history and lures readers into the psyches of flesh-and-blood people, not textbook personages. This is a mark of a gifted biographer and storyteller rolled into one.
Catherine catches Henry's eye as a young married woman and yet he must wait until they are both unattached to pursue her. Catherine is flattered and yet repelled by the gout-ridden, overweight Henry, who has just beheaded his fifth wife. However, what Henry wants, Henry gets and despite her love for Thomas Seymour she weds Henry and cares for him. Catherine wonders about Mary and Elizabeth's rivalry and potential political plots
Reviewed By: Kathe Robin
Publisher: St. Martin's
Published: October 2006