The Taming of the Queen #(2020)
- Title: The Taming of the Queen
- Author: Philippa Gregory
- ISBN: 9781471132971
- Page: 189
- Format: Hardcover
Why would a woman marry a serial killer Because she cannot refuse Kateryn Parr, a thirty year old widow in a secret affair with a new lover, has no choice when a man old enough to be her father who has buried four wives King Henry VIII commands her to marry him Kateryn has no doubt about the danger she faces the previous queen lasted sixteen months, the one beforeWhy would a woman marry a serial killer Because she cannot refuse Kateryn Parr, a thirty year old widow in a secret affair with a new lover, has no choice when a man old enough to be her father who has buried four wives King Henry VIII commands her to marry him Kateryn has no doubt about the danger she faces the previous queen lasted sixteen months, the one before barely half a year But Henry adores his new bride and Kateryn s trust in him grows as she unites the royal family, creates a radical study circle at the heart of the court, and rules the kingdom as regent But is this enough to keep her safe A leader of religious reform and a published author, Kateryn stands out as an independent woman with a mind of her own But she cannot save the Protestants, under threat for their faith, and Henry s dangerous gaze turns on her.The traditional churchmen and rivals for power accuse her of heresy the punishment is death by fire and the king s name is on the warrant From an author who has described all of Henry s queens comes a deeply intimate portrayal of the last a woman who longed for passion, power and education at the court of a medieval killer.
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I was all but ready to stop reading Philippa Gregory s novels for good, but then I found out that she was writing a novel from the perspective of Henry s last queen therefore, this would, no doubt, include the death of the tyrant I was incredibly interested to see how she would handle it, and I must say I was very impressed This is only a small amount of the novel, but the sense of relief evoked at his demise was almost palpable Kathryn Parr was a strong woman but, even she diminished under the [...]
This is a romance Who knew I m pretty sure by now we all know that Henry VIII had six wives, Katherine Kateryn here Parr being the last This review will discuss events that are known historical facts if you re new to Katherine s history those might be considered spoilers consider yourself warned Real spoilers for PG s version of history will be tagged as spoilers.Kateryn Parr is widowed and lucky girl not catches the eye of the aging Henry VIII and he proposes marriage Needless to say, she s not [...]
Philippa Gregory ticks all the boxes in this remarkable story written from Kateryn Parr s perspective Kateryn, Henry VIII s sixth and last wife, has to endure a difficult life at court with Henry closely watching her every step While others are swift to report any misdeed, she must use all her wits and intelligence to avoid the fate of previous wives Although Kateryn tries her best to be a good wife, she soon realizes Henry has a ruthless and cruel nature making her marriage insufferable and unb [...]
3.5 Kateryn Parr, the least known of Henry s wives, this is a good look at this queen and the fear and hope she lived with daily My first surprise was the spelling of her name, Kateryn, for some reason I always thought she was another Katherine I think Gregory s biggest skill is setting a scene, she takes the reader back to this Tudor time period, most thoroughly As soon as I started reading I was captivated into another reading of Henry and his many wives.I have read previous novels about this [...]
Oh No Say it ain t so Philippa Gregory has turned Katherineinto a HO I couldn t wait to get my hands on this one since the 6th and surviving Queen Katherine has always been my favorite.But alas, within the first few pages I realized Gregory had descended into the hellish inferno of the bodice ripper.When the Queen is not lusting after Tom Seymour she s promoting the Protestant cause with fanatical fervor This has to be one of the worst depictions of Katherine Parr that I ever tried to read.I m h [...]
He married all my predecessors it didn t stop him from wanting the next one Kateryn Parr was a 30 year old widow who was in a secret relationship, when King Henry VIII decided that she would be his next wife How could she refuse He is known for having a temper and his previous wives have not fared well Most have heard this rhyme Divorced, beheaded, dieddivorced, beheaded, survived What s a girl to do when the King of England wants you that s my poor attempt at a rhyme She really had no choice bu [...]
I read an absolutely terrible book on Katherine Parr a few years ago, and Gregory could only do better What I am wondering is, just who does she write for Her Katherine Parr, a scholarly 31 year old, sounds exactly like any of the barely schooled teen age girls from her previous books She s also, as they too were, described as the prettiest girl at court and, before Henry, she has a fantastic, Harlequin steamy love life I m all for breaking a clich but the woman hardly sounds like the same sixth [...]
I have finally figured it out I am not really drawn to reading kings and queens books but give them to me in audio and I will run a mile to get it.As always my ignorance astounds me as I didn t know anything about Katherine Parr other than that she was an intellectual and Henry s 6th wife I had to practice all my restraint to not to google Katherine Parr while listening to find out what happens So her shock was my shock, her anger mine and because of this the whole listening experience was a lot [...]
I have come to expect that Philippa Gregory s books are creative fantasy than historical fact But generally they offer the reader an enjoyable experience This one, however, does not I would go so far as to recommend you skip this book all together It is the worst novel in the increasingly weak new books that Ms Gregory has put forth in the past few years I cringe to think how many people will read this and accept her accounts as history There are some truths contained within True, Katherine Par [...]
4.5 starsI hate to admit it, but I was a little hesitant about reading this newest PG book I ve read so much Tudor that I just wasn t sure I could possibly enjoy another one But I m happy to admit I was WRONG As I grudgingly started it, I realized the way she had written this was pure genius Kateryn Parr comes to life brilliantly We instantly empathize with her plight as she struggles through court life as Henry VIII s sixth wife His tyrannical, selfish, and paranoid personality also makes such [...]
Ms Gregory s take on Henry VIII s sixth marriage, with the narrator being wife 6 herself, Kateryn Parr Gregory chose to portray Kateryn as a newlywed haunted by all the ghosts of Henry s past wives, what with Henry constantly revering Jane Seymour, with the hand me down clothes and jewels she has to wear, and in her marriage bed same bedroom same bed that those before her had occupied I couldn t help thinking about her five predecessors either, since I ve read every one of the other books in thi [...]
This is a man so sharp with pride that he cannot hear contradiction This is a man who will play both sides at once to make sure he wins This is a man who from a boy has never been refused And, in addition to all of this here is a man who cannot see himself as anything but perfect.4.5 stars This book was another reminder of why I adore Philippa Gregory s books I immediately feel like I am transported to the time and place of the story She is also able to write a complex character like Henry VIII [...]
4,5 Was f r eine bewegende Geschichte Ich gebe zu, Philippa Gregorys Nachwort ist das erste, welches ich mit v lliger Hingabe lese d i s c l a i m e r It is extraordinary to me that Kateryn the Quene KP as she signed herself is not better known As the last of Henry s queens she survived a wife killer who saw four of her five predecessors into the grave, which must make her one of the most tenacious survivor wives in history She faced and defeated a series of plots from supporters of the papist s [...]
I have so many issues with this book but I don t have the patience to count them all Let s start with some of the most basic 1 Labeling Henry VIII a serial killer is wildly misleading While he executed two of his wives, he had than ample evidence that the second was undermining the stability of the kingdom Henry was, like as not, infertile by the time he was with her and she was sleeping with Culpeper who could have easily impregnated her While Boleyn s execution was a tragedy and based on pol [...]
This was a last chance book When I ve read a few books from an author and enjoyed them, then stop enjoying their work, I give them three books to enthrall me again, before they come off my reading list.This was Philippa Gregory s last chance to enthrall me And enthrall me she did The Taming of the Queen is set during Kateryn Parr s time as Henry VIII s queen It is vibrant, captivating, book that captures the minutiae of the Tudor court perfectly Her Henry is a chilling portrayal of psychopathy K [...]
9,5 de 10 Por incr vel que me pare a, nunca tinha lido nada de Philippa Gregory Foram in meras as vezes que peguei em livros da autora, mas por uma raz o ou por outra nunca li nenhum Dou me agora conta de tudo o que andei a perder Terminei a leitura de A Rainha Subjugada e tive uma vontade enorme de ir a correr a uma livraria comprar toda a obra da autora Arrisco me a dizer que foi o melhor romance hist rico que j li Coment rio completo em abibliotecadajoao
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4 stars It was great I loved it.A fascinating insight into the life of Queen Kateryn Parr, a rare and fierce woman centuries ahead of her own time As always, Philippa Gregory excelled at bringing these historical figures and events to life Favorite Quote To assure someone that if enough nuns sing enough Masses then her dead child will go to heaven is trickery as low as passing a false coin as good To buy a pardon from the pope, to force the pope to annul a marriage, to make him set aside kinship [...]
The parts where it spoke specifically to Kateryn Catherine Katherine Parr s accomplishment were fascinating I had no idea she was the first woman ever to publish a book of original content I love stories like this, where we discover great women who were either overshadowed or lost to history That she helped steward Elizabeth to the throne, thus helping her step daughter become the most powerful woman of her time, is a laudable accomplishment We ll just leave out that part about her helping Mary, [...]
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4.5 stars It s been awhile since I read a Philippa Gregory and I don t know why She makes history so accessible and interesting This one is particularly fascinating because Kateryn Paar was the last of Henry VIII s queens and she lived to tell the story This had only been accomplished by one other wife, Anne of Cleeves, so it is no small feat Kateryn is an interesting person in her own right An avid reformist of the church, she was the first woman to publish a book in her own name She translated [...]
The Tudors have always fascinated me I ve read everything I could about them, fiction and nonfiction, since I was little Surprisingly, Henry VIII s sixth wife, Katherine Or Kateryn Parr, is not often the subject of these works I ve always thought this was unfortunate, as I really admire Kateryn Her court was a center of learning, she brought Henry s family together, she served as Regent while Henry was away Katherine of Aragon was the only other one of Henry s wives to rule England in his absenc [...]
I am aware that a lot of people are upset about the fictional parts of this story I knew it before I started reading.And honestly, I don t care Historical fiction is fiction for a reason.I think we need stories about women like Philippa Gregory s KP This is not the story of a seducer, like Anne Boleyn this is not some great, smart, defiant queen like Elizabeth KP is a survivor She gives up, and is willing to give up, everything she has, to live, to earn her right to happiness, and the book seem [...]
I love Philippa Gregory and I love Bianca Amato The Tudor Court and the Cousin s War series are great I ve enjoyed them all I like how she takes what is known about these historical figures and brings them to life, by creating dialogue, relationships, and emotion I know a lot of this is pure fiction, but it works for me I like being pulled in With some of her books, I ve googled the characters to see what the outcome is because, I just couldn t wait to find out The author creates great drama.
The first of many Philippa Gregory novels I will be reading I believe that a lot of unnecessary content could be cut down, but the novel was still enjoyable overall.
So what did I make of The Taming of the Queen It s actually one of Gregory s better novels although considering how bad her worst offerings like The Other Boleyn Girl are, take that statement with a pinch of salt Gregory s usual penchant for repetition feels like it s been toned down It isn t gone entirely, for example Kateryn Parr s thing in this novel is dreaming of the myth of Tryphine, but the frequency is much reduced from the Woodvilles Melusina obsession, Margaret Beaufort s Joan of Arc f [...]
Reading this made me fall in love with Philippa Gregory s writing all over again She was the first author of the historical fiction genre I read and she ll always be my favourite She writes with such elegance and grace, I feel she captures these figures perfectly This story chronicles Katherine Parr s forced marriage to King Henry VIII and oh wow what an incredible woman she was as well as lots of other noted people all of which I can t wait to read about in my further historical fiction and non [...]
Boring nice portrayal of Henry VIII as a disgusting pig.
How many books about Henry VIII and the Tudor house can one read and still gain new information and insights into this period of English history With Philippe Gregory, it seems there is always just one I knew nothing about Kateryn Parr except she was the last of Henry s wives Through Gregory s research and writing, I learned she was a strong, devout woman, who married the King because she had no choice She educated herself in theology and was influential in the new Protestant faith becoming es [...]
Kateryn Parr is the infamous Henry VIII s sixth wife and although I have read many books about Henry, I am not too familiar with the end of his reign Kateryn, newly widowed, has caught the eye of Henry and before she knows it, she is now his queen as no one can say no to Henry Henry is a lot different than his younger self He suffers from an old leg wound that is constantly oozing and he is morbidly obese, yet this doesn t stop him from thinking he is God s greatest gift Kateryn wants to keep he [...]
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