The Constant Princess by Philippa Gregory
This historical novel is one of many on the subect of the British monarchy by bestselling author Philippa Gregory. Published in 2006, this book is about Katherine of Aragon. “She is known as the Queen who was pushed off her throne by Anne Boleyn, here is a Katherine the world has forgotten: the enchanting princess that all England loved. First married to Heny VIII’s older brother, Arthur, Katherine’s passion turns their arranged marriage into a love match; but when Arthur dies, the merciless English court and her ambitious parents – the crusading King and Queen of Spain – have to find a new role for the widow. Ultimately it is Katherine herself who takes control of her own life by telling the most audacious lie in English history, leading her to the very pinnacle of power in England.
Set in the rich beauty of Moorish Spain and the glamour of the Tudor court, The Constant Princess presents a woman whose constancy helps her endure betrayal, poverty, and despair, until the inevitable moment when he steps into the role she has been prepared for all her life: Henry VIII’s Queen, Regent, and commander of the English army intheir greatest victory against Scotland.”
Philippa Gregory brings history to life in an interesting and thought provoking work that will keep you turning pages until the end of the book.
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Review by Christine