Murder Most Royal (Tudor Saga #5)

by Jean Plaidy

One powerfulking.

  • Paperback
  • Pages: 480 pages
  • Average Rating: 3.98 out of 5
  • Published January 24th 2006 by Broadway Books
  • Original Title: The King's Pleasure
  • ISBN13: 9781400082490
  • Edition Language: English
  • Series: Tudor Saga #5
  • Characters: Anne Boleyn
  • Katherine of Aragon
  • Catherine Howard
  • Elizabeth I of England
  • Thomas Cromwell...more
  • Thomas Wolsey
  • Henry VIII of England
  • Mary I of England...less

One powerful king. Two tragic queens.In the court of Henry VIII, it was dangerous for a woman to catch the king’s eye. Anne Boleyn and Catherine Howard were cousins. Both were beautiful women, though very different in temperament. They each learned that Henry’s passion was all-consuming–and fickle.Sophisticated Anne Boleyn, raised in the decadent court of France, was in love with another man when King Henry claimed her as his own. Being his mistress gave her a position of power; being his queen put her life in jeopardy. Her younger cousin, Catherine Howard, was only fifteen when she was swept into the circle of King Henry. Her innocence attracted him, but a past mistake was destined to haunt her. Painted in the rich colors of Tudor England, Murder Most Royal is a page-turning journey into the lives of two of the wives of the tempestuous Henry VIII. Look for the Reading Group Guide at the back of this book.Also available as an ebook.