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Katherine Howard

A Tudor conspiracy

By Joanna Denny

  • Paperback
  • £10.99

A riveting new biography of a much neglected Queen - the doomed child-bride of Henry VIII. Joanna Denny, author of Anne Boleyn, reveals another sensational episode in Tudor history - illuminating the true character of Katherine Howard, the young girl caught up in a maelstrom of ambition and conspiracy which led to her execution for high treason while still only seventeen years old. Who was Katherine, the beautiful young aristocrat who became a bait to catch a king? Was she simply nave and innocent, a victim of her grasping family's scheming? Or was she brazen and abandoned, recklessly indulging in dissolute games with lovers in contempt of her royal position? Joanna Denny's enthralling new book once again plunges the reader into the heart of the ruthless intrigues of the Tudor court - and gives a sympathetic and poignant portrait of a girl tragically trapped and betrayed by her own family.

Biographical Notes

Joanna Denny is the author of Anne Boleyn, published by Portrait in April 2004, and reprinted shortly after publication. Her life-long interest in Tudor history was triggered by reading about her ancestor, Sir Henry Denny, Henry VIII's trusted courtier. She now lives in Falmouth, Cornwall.

  • Other details

  • ISBN: 9780749951207
  • Publication date: 04 Jan 2007
  • Page count: 304
  • Imprint: Piatkus
Piatkus

Anne Boleyn

Joanna Denny
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Adulteress? Sorceress? Immoral Temptress? No English Queen has been so persistently vilified as Anne Boleyn. Even after her execution in May 1536 - on trumped-up charges of adultery - the portrait that has come down to us is the one drawn by her enemies. Joanna Denny's compelling new biography of Anne presents a radically different picture of her - a highly literate, accomplished and intellectual woman, and a devout protagonist of the Protestant faith. It was Anne who played the key role in separating England from the Church of Rome. Her tragedy was that her looks and vivacious charm attracted the notice of a violent and paranoid King Henry - and trapped her in the vicious politics of the Tudor court. Joanna Denny's enthralling book plunges the reader into the fascinating, turbulent time that changed England forever.

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