The Confession of Katherine Howard

The Confession of Katherine Howard

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From Suzannah Dunn, the critically acclaimed author of The Queen of Subtleties, The Sixth Wife and The Queen's Sorrow, comes the tragic, gripping, and intensely moving story of Katherine Howard--the fifth wife of England's King Henry VIII--and the best friend she nearly took down with her. The Confession of Katherine Howard is masterful historical fiction, ideal for fans of Phillipa Gregory and Allison Weir, bringing to rich, lustrous life the sights and sounds of the royal Tudor court while telling a story of passion, intrigue, betrayal, and destiny that will live in the reader's memory long after the final page is turned.
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  • Paperback | 307 pages
  • 134.62 x 198.12 x 22.86mm | 249.47g
  • HarperTorch
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 0062011472
  • 9780062011473
  • 1,378,633

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The tragic, moving, and gripping story of the ascendanceand fall of Katherine Howard, fifth wife of Henry VIII, and the best friend she nearly dragged down with her

When twelve-year-old Katherine Howard comes to livein the Duchess of Norfolk's household she could not bemore different than her poor relation, Cat Tilney. Yet, of all their companions, it is Cat, watchful and ambitious, to whom theseemingly frivolous young girl confides. When Katherine is summonedto the royal court at seventeen--to become, months later, the wife ofHenry VIII after he casts off his previous queen--she leaves behind anex-lover, Francis, with whom Cat is soon passionately involved.

But a future that seems assured for the pampered new queen andher maid-in-waiting lasts a brief year and a half, only to be imperiledby improper acts and scandalous allegations of girlhood love affairs.Imprisoned in the Tower and hoping to escape a most terrible fate, afrightened, desperate Katherine relates a version of events that onlyCat recognizes as a lie--as more than one life is threatened by what shealone knows to be the truth about Katherine Howard's past.
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