My Lady of Cleves: A Novel of Henry VIII and Anne of Cleves
The Absorbing Story of Henry VIII's Fourth Queen, Her Secret Love, Her Power-Hungry Husband, and the Country That Ruled Them All "At long last Anne of Cleves gets her day as a noble and highminded heroine in the lists of historical fiction!" - CHICAGO TRIBUNE My Lady of Cleves reveals the... show more
The Absorbing Story of Henry VIII's Fourth Queen, Her Secret Love, Her Power-Hungry Husband, and the Country That Ruled Them All "At long last Anne of Cleves gets her day as a noble and highminded heroine in the lists of historical fiction!" - CHICAGO TRIBUNE My Lady of Cleves reveals the mesmerizing story of Anne of Cleves, Henry VIII's fourth wife, one of the rare women who matched wits successfully with the fiery king and lived to tell the tale. Written by world-renowned historical novelist Margaret Campbell Barnes, My Lady of Cleves gives readers an intimate portrait of the warm, unpretentious princess who never expected to become Queen of England. Knowing the king's ravenous desire for a son, and aware of the disastrous consequences of not bearing an heir, Anne of Cleves bravely took on the duty of weathering the Tudor King's temper, whims, arrogance, and irresponsible passions - and won the hearts of his subjects in the process. A treat for readers of Tudor fiction and those fascinated by the complex relationships of Henry VIII and his wives, My Lady of Cleves leads readers into a world of high drama and courtly elegance. "Turns a brilliant light on one of the lustiest and one of the most dramatic periods of English history." - PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER (20080721)
Publish date: 2008-09-01
Publisher: Sourcebooks Landmark
Pages no: 352
Edition language: English
Have you ever wondered what Henry VIII's wives thought?? Well, here is a chance to find out!! Anne of Cleves leaves everything that she knows and loves to marry the English king and become wife number four. Throughout this read, you are giving glimpses of what her life must have been like, but you ...
Finally a novel that illuminates the life of a much maligned and misrepresented Queen, more widely known as Anne of Cleaves or the “Flanders Mare”. I remember as a child wondering at this nickname as it seemed so undeserved but ultimately Anne accomplished the near impossible – she rid herself of a...
One of my favourite Tudor period novels, about Anne of Cleves, Henry VIII's fourth wife, and possibly his luckiest. While the style is slightly dated for modern readers, it is still a terrific read. Recommended for any Tudor fans. For a more complete review, please go here:http://www.epinions.com/re...