- File Size: 659 KB
- Print Length: 34 pages
- Publication Date: October 3, 2011
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B005SDH66U
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Not Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #480,598 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Dear Henry: Confessions of the Queens Kindle Edition
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Disappointment never hits me concerning the length of a book, because I always look at the number of pages if given and if not, the size of the download and always know just what I'm getting. Samples also help me to get a little taste of what I will or will not gain if I buy the book.
What struck me most was the number of times that Henry VIII and Katherine of Aragon rejoiced over a new baby only to be soon grief-stricken by its death or even by a stillborn baby. Their daughter, Mary, was their only surviving child. No one can really know what these women thought shortly before their deaths from illness, or for one reason or another, or by the hand of the executioner, but they were real people with the feelings we all have.
From Katherine of Aragon to the last of Henry's wives, Catherine Parr, each tells of her last days with her husband, the king, in an interesting and very human way. I enjoyed it.
Anne of Cleves and Katherine Parr were the only two women to survive being married to Henry. For Anne, we read her thoughts at the time she learned her marriage to Henry was to be annulled, and for Katherine, we read her thoughts at the time of Henry's death. Of course this is purely fiction, but I think the author gets pretty close to what each of these women may have been thinking when brought to their lowest. I've read many books about Henry and his women, and though each chapter was extremely short, they were very well done and each voice rang true to the characteristics I've come to associate with each woman.