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SUMMARY ☆ Katharine the Virgin Widow ´ ➹ Katharine the Virgin Widow Free ➯ Author Jean Plaidy – In the eyes of the world Katharine of Aragon was a precious object to be disposed of for the glory of Spain Her parents ueen Isabella and King Ferdinand send her to England to become the bride of Arth In the eyIn the eyes of the world Katharine of Aragon was a precious object to be disposed of for the glory of Spain Katharine the ePUB #10003 Her parents ueen Isabella and King Ferdinand send her to England to become the bride of Arthur Prince of Wales B. I have been collecting books by Jean Plaidy for years Jean Plaidy was a pseudonym used by author Eleanor Hibbert Hibbert also wrote under the name Victoria Holt and Philippa Carr plus several others Each genre she wrote in was under a different name I can totally understand She wanted her historical fiction separate from her gothic romance etcJean Plaidy books flesh out periodsevents in history Hibbert takes historical fact and brings in the detailsconversations thoughts drama politics and intrigue plus the humanity of the events Plaidy books are NOT historical romance but historical fiction There is a difference Plaidy brings life to historical eventsnot ripped bodices and naked royalty For those types of stories there are many many other authors to choose from Not bashing historical romancejust stating that Plaidy books do not involve jauntily naked Tudors or heaving bosoms Well there might be a few heaving bosoms but they are never the crux of the story If you want to hear about Henry VIII's manly bits and details of what he did with said bits Plaidy is not the right choice If you want a fictional idea of what Henry VIII said to Katharine of Aragon on their wedding day or his five other subseuent wedding days then Plaidy is a good choice I started collecting Plaidy books there are 77 of them about 10 years ago At the time some were out of print and a bit hard to find Several have been re released since then I love books and I'm a completist I want the entire series on my shelf before I start to read That can get a bit difficult when dealing with out of print books So in 10 years of collecting Plaidy novels I only read one trilogy by her the Norman trilogy and the other multitude of books I own by her sat neglected on my shelves Finally this year I told myself that it's ridiculous to have a collection of books for so longand never read any of them I sorted my books and filled in a couple gaps so I could start readingand found library copies or digital edition copies to fill in other spots My goal is to read through my Jean Plaidy collection during 2020 and free up all this shelf space I will donatetrade my copies so others can enjoy the titles tooeven those that are now long out of print Katharine the Virgin Widow tells the story of Katharine of Aragon It starts with her being brought to England from Spain to marry Henry VIIs oldest son Arthur The Tudors just took the throne of England and Henry is determined to keep it His heir must marry and have sons The Tudor line must continue But there is always a but isn't there Arthur dies soon after marrying Katharine Henry VII does not want to return her dowry but what to do with her Katharine is suddenly a virgin widow the marriage was never consummated because she was young and Arthur was sickly Cue politics intrigue plotting What will happen to poor Katharine And now the younger son Henry is suddenly Prince of Wales the heir to the throne There are three Plaidy books about Katharine of Aragon Katharine the Virgin Widow is the first followed by The Shadow of the Pomegranate and The King's Secret Matter These books are also books 2 4 in Plaidy's Tudor Saga I enjoyed this story I already knew the facts but I enjoyed this author's slant on it Poor Katharine She arrives in England not even knowing how to speak English She misses her mother and her home country She marries but her husband dies soon after She wants to go homebut politics and money is involved She is a pawn in the games of kings She has no real choices She must do as she is told Men hold all the power Even when she is ueenher husband controls everything She is just expected to have babies and be uiet What a life spectacular and incredibly sad at the same time Great book I'm obsessed with the Tudor era so I am enjoying the Tudor Saga seriesOn to the next book

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Ome brother in law bold Prince Henry who alone had the power to restore Katharine's lost position but at what cost Jean Plaidy's narrative genius sparkles in this story of a remarkable royal marriage that inspired some of history's bloodiest deed. Another look at the troubled life of Katherine of Aragon Plaidy breaks up the story of Katherine into three books and this one focuses on the period of betrothal doomed marriage and endless forgotten waiting the young woman was subjected to To pad the story she focuses on the trials of Katherine's family specifically her father Ferdinand and sister Juana the mad ueen While this is all interesting and relevant to what happened to Katherine it was an unexpected detour in the story for me There are other side stories regarding some of Katherine's household members and reveal the motives behind their actions Again while interesting it was unexpected For me these side stories made me impatient to get back to Katherine It makes me reluctant to continue on with the trilogy despite the uality of the writing and my interest in the topic

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Katharine the Virgin WidowUt soon her frail husband was dead and a fateful uestion loomed Was the marriage consummated or was the young widow still a virgin On that delicate point hinged Katharine's and England's future Meanwhile waiting in the wings was her willful hands. I enjoy reading ‘Tudor’ historical fiction and was pleasantly surprised when this author showed up on a reading list that I am trying to get through my last reading list for this year So I wholeheartedly looked forward to this series by Plaidy I was surprised that I was a little disappointed though This book was just okay for me I just didn’t feel drawn in It was written well but it just seemed like a regurgitation of facts I wanted relationship building and info on the people and about the time period And there seemed to be a lot of repetition of the same facts as if I had forgotten those facts since I just read it in the last chapterThe author did give full descriptions on everyone in that small span of time that it covered I appreciated that but I guess it felt like a review of material or a recap before the big final at the end of the semester