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The king's curse, Philippa Gregory

Label
The king's curse
Title
The king's curse
Statement of responsibility
Philippa Gregory
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This is the story of lady-in-waiting Margaret Pole and her unique view of King Henry VIII's stratospheric rise to power in Tudor England. Regarded as yet another threat to the volatile King Henry VII's claim to the throne, Margaret Pole, cousin to Elizabeth of York and daughter of George, Duke of Clarence, is married off to a steady and kind Lancaster supporter--Sir Richard Pole. For his loyalty, Sir Richard is entrusted with the governorship of Wales, but Margaret's contented daily life is changed forever with the arrival of Arthur, the young Prince of Wales, and his beautiful bride, Katherine of Aragon. Margaret soon becomes a trusted advisor and friend to the honeymooning couple, hiding her own royal connections in service to the Tudors. After the sudden death of Prince Arthur, Katherine leaves for London a widow, and fulfills her deathbed promise to her husband by marrying his brother, Henry VIII. Margaret's world is turned upside down by the surprising summons to court, where she becomes the chief lady-in-waiting to Queen Katherine. But this charmed life of the wealthiest and "holiest" woman in England lasts only until the rise of Anne Boleyn, and the dramatic deterioration of the Tudor court. Margaret has to choose whether her allegiance is to the increasingly tyrannical king, or to her beloved queen; to the religion she loves or the theology which serves the new masters. Caught between the old world and the new, Margaret Pole has to find her own way as she carries the knowledge of an old curse on all the Tudors
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Gregory, Philippa
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • genealogical tables
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Series statement
The cousins' war
Series volume
06
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Salisbury, Margaret Pole
  • Henry
  • Ladies-in-waiting
  • Nobility
  • Great Britain
Target audience
adult
Label
The king's curse, Philippa Gregory
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • cartographic image
  • text
  • still image
Control code
000053144427
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
592 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780857207579
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Other physical details
illustrations, genealogical tables, maps
Label
The king's curse, Philippa Gregory
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • cartographic image
  • text
  • still image
Control code
000053144427
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
592 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780857207579
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Other physical details
illustrations, genealogical tables, maps

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