Monday, April 6, 2009

The Rose Without a Thorn




This novel of Katherine Howard, the fifth of Henry VIII’s six wives, was a very enjoyable and clarifying historical read. To begin with, let’s agree that Katherine was never given a fair chance in comparison to the King’s other wives. Katherine was not as extravagant, well-known, or amazingly beautiful as some of the more renowned ones were. She was extremely young to be a bride; a child in fact. So, this in itself puts her in a category of her own. To read more please see here


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7 comments:

Ingrid Mida said...

Last summer, I read a biography of Henry the VIII including all his wives. I remember feeling sorry for Katherine Howard. Imagine having to pretend to enjoy the company of an obese elderly man with a foul smelling abscess on his leg. It would be torture for a young woman.

Kirsten said...

Thanks for posting about this. I know virtually nothing about this wife and look forward to learning more about her. Enjoying your site.

Ms. Lucy said...

Ingrid- Yes that part is especially disgusting- poor girl.

Kirsten- You'd enjoy the book then. It's really interesting and a quick read as well. Thanks for your comment:)

Matterhorn said...

Her life was so tragic. Fascinating period, nonetheless.

Ms. Lucy said...

I agree, Matterhorn. Thanks:)

Alaine said...

Will add this one to my TBR list! Thanks for the review.

Ms. Lucy said...

You're welcome Alaine:) I think you'll enjoy it.