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The confession of Katherine Howard

Author: Suzannah Dunn
Publisher: London : Harper, ©2010.
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"When twelve-year-old Katherine Howard comes to live in the Duchess of Norfolk's household, poor relation Cat Tilney is deeply suspicious of her. The two girls couldn't be more different: Cat, watchful and ambitious; Katherine, interested only in clothes and boys. Their companions are in thrall to Katherine, but it's Cat in whom Katherine confides and, despite herself, Cat is drawn to her. Summoned to court at  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Historical fiction
Biographical fiction
Fiction
History
Named Person: Catherine Howard, Queen consort of Henry VIII King of England; Catherine Howard, Queen consort of Henry VIII King of England
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Suzannah Dunn
ISBN: 9780007258291 0007258291 9780007340347 0007340346
OCLC Number: 798228985
Notes: Geanealogical table on endpapers.
Description: 307 pages : genealogical table ; 25 cm
Contents: Eighteen-year-old Catherine Howard thought she could have it all: a King and a lover! Lady-in-waiting to Anne of Cleves, Henry VIII's new German wife, it wasn't long before a teenage Catherine caught the King's eye. Pretty, lively and young, he swiftly made her his queen. Catherine found herself showered with riches and at the centre of a lavish court life. Dizzy with the power she suddenly possessed, she failed to realise the political realities of her life. Just over a year into her marriage, during a special service at which Henry was giving thanks to God for his wonderful wife, Archbishop Cranmer passed the King a letter, listing allegations against Catharine before she became queen. Henry asked the archbishop to investigate; he was never to see his young wife again. Told twenty years on from the perspective of Catherine's close friend, Cat Tilney, the novel tells the life of this damaged, dangerous and short-lived queen. Suzannah Dunn presents us with a feisty, determined Catherine, who refused to allow men to walk over her --
even if they did happen to be the King of England.
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