The least known of Henry VIII's six wives was the most clever of them all. From the splendours of the Field of the Cloth of Gold to the last years of the outsized King Henry, Catherine Parr withstood the onslaught. She eventually found happiness with Seymour, but it was shadowed by rivalry with Princess Elizabeth, whose affection Seymour coveted.
The least known of Henry VIII's six wives was the most clever of them all. Alluring, witty and resourceful, Catherine Parr attracted the king's lust, and though much in love with the handsome Thomas Seymour, was thrown into the intrigue-filled snake pit of the royal court. From the splendours of the Field of the Cloth of Gold to the gory last years of the outsized King Henry, when heads rolled and England trembled, Catherine withstood the onslaught - even when Henry sought to replace her with wife number seven. She eventually found happiness with Seymour - but it was shadowed by rivalry with the young Princess Elizabeth, whose affection Seymour coveted. Catherine won the contest, but at great cost...
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About Carolly Erickson
Distinguished historian turned popular novelist CAROLLY ERICKSON is the author of "The First Elizabeth," "Great Catherine," "Alexandra, ""The Hidden Diary of Marie Antoinette, " and many other prize-winning works of fiction and nonfiction. She lives in Hawaii.
The Last Wife of Henry VIII by Carolly Erickson
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