Jane Seymour, The Haunted Queen
- Alison Weir
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- ISBN-10: 1432848542
- ISBN-13: 9781432848545
- DDC: Fic
- Shipping Weight: 1.90 lbs ( .86 kgs)
- 852 Pages | Hardcover
- Published/Released May 2018
- Simultaneous Publications
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Six Tudor Queens
Ever since she was a child, Jane has longed for a cloistered life as a nun. But her large noble family has other plans, and as an adult, Jane is invited to the King’s court to serve as lady-in-waiting to Queen Katherine of Aragon. The devout Katherine shows kindness to all her ladies, almost like a second mother, which makes rumors of Henry’s lustful pursuit of Anne Boleyn — also lady-in-waiting to the queen — all the more shocking. For Jane, the betrayal triggers memories of a haunting incident that shaped her beliefs about marriage.
Once Henry disavows Katherine and secures Anne as his new queen—forever altering the religious landscape of England — he turns his eye to another: Jane herself. Urged to return the King’s affection and earn favor for her family, Jane is drawn into a dangerous political game that pits her conscience against her desires. Can Jane be the one to give the King his long-sought-after son, or will she be cast aside like the women who came before her?
“Highly recommended for fans of the period . . . As with the earlier novels in the Six Tudor Queens series . . . [Alison] Weir focuses tightly on the sole perspective of her protagonist, thereby finding enough relatively fresh territory to keep even die-hard Tudor buffs interested. A fascinating afterword sheds light on Weir’s departures from the confirmed historical record and on the additional research she did for this novel, including an investigation of how exactly Jane died.”— Library Journal (starred)