The Taming Of The Queen
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📒The Taming Of The Queen by Philippa Gregory
The Taming of the Queen Summary : By the #1 New York Times bestselling author, a novel of passion and power at the court of a medieval killer, a riveting new Tudor tale featuring King Henry VIII’s sixth wife Kateryn Parr. 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 the first woman to publish in English, 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 the bestselling author who has illuminated 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.
📒The Taming Of The Queen by Abookaday
The Taming of the Queen Summary : Warning This is an independent addition to The Taming of the Queen, meant to enhance your experience of the original book. If you have not yet bought the original copy, make sure to purchase it before buying this unofficial summary from aBookaDay. INTRO Brief Summary The Taming of the Queen tells the story of Kateryn Parr from just before she wed Henry VIII, until just after his death. The work is semi-historical, weaving facts with fiction to tell the story of one of the only two of Henry's six wives to survive him. Over the course of the story, Kateryn will grow into a very educated woman, becoming the first English queen to publish in her own name. In order to survive in the turmoil of Henry's court, she must learn to understand and participate in the constant intrigue. She must do this while trying to hold onto her own values as an enlightened woman and religious reformer. With enemies at court, a secret lover, and the constant threat of the deadly loss of Henry's favor hanging over her head; this isn't be easy. SETTING This work is set in various royal palaces throughout the English kingdom during the 1540's. All is told from Kateryn's perspective, with the location changing primarily with the seasons. This period in English history is marked by shifts in religious practices. Henry VIII broke with the Catholic Church primarily over his wish for a divorce, and would continue to institute changes over the course of his rule. The kingdom is divided between those who wish the reforms to continue, and those who wish a return to Catholicism. On the international stage, tensions are high. England still longs for the recapture of their lands lost to France. There is animosity between Spain and France. The Lutheran beliefs in Germany cause tension between them and the Catholic nations. Available on PC, Mac, smart phone, tablet or Kindle device. (c) 2015 All Rights Reserved
📒The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory
The Other Boleyn Girl Summary : The daughters of a ruthlessly ambitious family, Mary and Anne Boleyn are sent to the court of Henry VIII to attract the attention of the king, who first takes Mary as his mistress and then Anne as his wife.
📒The Little Pet Dragon by Philippa Gregory
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📒The Big Book Of Dragons by Ann Jungman
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📒The Taming Of The Shrew Annotated With Biography And Critical Essay by William Shakespeare
The Taming of the Shrew Annotated with Biography and Critical Essay Summary : The Taming of the Shrew, a comedy, was first published in the Folio in 1623. It is considered to be a rewriting of an earlier play – possibly called Love’s Labour Won. The play was written to entertain - it is full of bawdy jokes, puns, and double entendres. By today’s standards it could be considered sexist, but its value must be examined within the time that it was written. The Taming of the Shrew is set in Padua, in Renaissance Italy and Shakespeare uses the device of a play within a play. During the Induction (or set-up for the plot) the character Christopher Sly, a drunken tinker, watches a play in which two stories are interwoven. The first, and main strand, involves Katharina, the daughter of Baptista, a rich gentleman of Padua, and Petruchio. The second strand is about Katharina’s sister Bianca and Lucentio. The story revolves around the courtship and marrying off the two young women. Tradition of the time and place held that the second daughter (Bianca) could not marry until her older sister, Katharina (also called Kate), was married. The dilemma for Baptista is that Bianca, attractive, sweet and gentle, had plenty of suitors while her older sister is considered something of a “shrew” – bad tempered and hard to handle – most men were not interested in wooing her. The ultimate “taming” of Katharina by Petruchio is the main plot. This annotated edition includes a biography and critical essay.
📒Qbd The Constant Princess by Philippa Gregory
QBD the Constant Princess Summary : Synopsis coming soon.......
📒Philippa Gregory S Tudor Collection by Gregory
Philippa Gregory s Tudor Collection Summary : Boxset contains paperback editions of Virgins Lover, Other Queen, Boleyn Inheritance, Queens Fool, Constant Princess & Other Boleyn Girl.
📒Wideacre by Philippa Gregory
Wideacre Summary : From #1 New York Times bestselling author Philippa Gregory comes the stunning first novel of a thrilling trilogy about the Lacey family, and the captivating woman at the heart of a power-hungry estate willing to go to any means to protect her family name. Beatrice Lacey, as strong-minded as she is beautiful, refuses to conform to the social customs of her time. Destined to lose her heritage and beloved Wideacre estate once she is wed, Beatrice will use any means necessary to protect her ancestral name. Seduction, betrayal, even murder—Beatrice’s passion is without apology or conscience. “She is a Lacey of Wideacre,” her father warns, “and whatever she does, however she behaves, will always be fitting.” Yet even as Beatrice’s scheming seems about to yield her dream, she is haunted by the one living person who knows the extent of her plans...and her capacity for evil. Sumptuously set in Georgian England from the “queen of royal fiction” (USA TODAY), Wideacre is intensely gripping, rich in texture, and full of color and authenticity. It is a saga as irresistible in its singular magic as its heroine.
📒The Lady Of The Rivers by Philippa Gregory
The Lady of the Rivers Summary : When the death of Joan of Arc shows her the dangers faced by strong women, Jacquetta, a psychic descendant of a river goddess, studies alchemy and becomes the secret wife of Richard Woodville before returning to the court of Henry VI.