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Murder Most Royal: The Story of Anne Boleyn and Catherine Howard Paperback – January 24, 2006
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Her cousin, Catherine Howard had a similar fate. She was secretly not a virgin when she married Henry VIII, and once it was discovered, as well as the fact she was having an affair with Thomas Culpepper, she too went to the execution block.
This is my least favorite Jean Plaidy book. Her others are painstakingly historically accurate, yet this one is shockingly not so. She says that Anne Boleyn was Henry's mistress 4 years before she really was. Also, Jane Seymour is said to have been his mistress before marriage and pregnant at the time of marriage, when all historical information says the opposite. And perhaps the worst offense, it makes Thomas Cramner look terrible, and even goes as far as to call him a coward on several occasions. He is one of my heroes, and the very fact that he was burned at the stake for refusing to embrace Catholicism shows he was no coward. For a more historically accurate portrayal of these times, try The Lady in the Tower, also by Jean Plaidy.
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It was a good book that show one the most amazing times in England's history. For the love of Anne Boleyn, King Henry will leave Catholic church. Read morePublished 14 months ago by M. E. Newell
Very interesting book about tow of my Tudor favorites, Anne Boleyn and Catherine Howard written as historical fiction, and thus giving a personal look into the thoughts and lives... Read morePublished on April 7, 2014 by Moira Lauren
Plaidy (RIP) was a superb historical fiction author. This book, like her other novels didn't deteriorate into bodice ripping erotica (not that I don't love bodice rippers as well,... Read morePublished on March 21, 2014 by lilibet
One would think if a first cousin was be-headed by her husband, the second cousin of the family would run far, far away. Oh well,
who says fact is boring?
Nobody writes British historical fiction better than Jean Plaidy and this is one of her classics.
First published in 1949, it is NOT AT ALL dated. Read more
Excellent read. Well researched. Reads like a novel, but good history. Learned much about Anne Boleyn, Catherine Howard & the contradicting personality of Henry VIII.Published on March 16, 2013 by BritishHistoryNut
I can overlook small errors in a novel. However, the vivid descriptions of the torture chambers made me have to skip over some parts. Read morePublished on February 21, 2013 by ElenaOSH
I guess I knew most of the material as I have read a lot about Anne Boleyn. It's definitely not the best one I've read about her. Read morePublished on February 4, 2013 by Jeri Witzany