Thorndike Press

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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Overview

A New York Times Bestselling Author
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?

Reviews

Customer Reviews

“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)