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Katherine of Aragon, The True Queen - A Novel

Alison Weir

Bestselling author and acclaimed historian Alison Weir takes on what no fiction writer has done before: creating a dramatic six-book series in which each novel covers one of English King Henry VIII's wives. In this captivating opening volume, Weir brings to life the tumultuous tale of Katherine of Aragon, Henry's first, devoted, and "true" queen. A princess of Spain, Catalina is only sixteen years old when she sets foot on the shores of England. The youngest daughter of the powerful monarchs Ferdinand and Isabella, Catalina is a coveted prize for a royal marriage-and Arthur, Prince of Wales, and heir to the English throne, has won her hand. But tragedy strikes and Catalina, now Princess Katherine, is betrothed to the future Henry VIII. She must wait for his coming-of-age, an ordeal that tests her resolve, casts doubt on her trusted confidantes, and turns her into a virtual prisoner. Katherine's patience is rewarded when she becomes Queen of England. The affection between Katherine and Henry is genuine, but forces beyond her control threaten to rend her marriage, and indeed the nation, apart. Henry has fallen under the spell of Katherine's maid-of-honor, Anne Boleyn. Now Katherine must be prepared to fight, to the end if God wills it, for her faith, her legitimacy, and her heart.

Bestselling author and acclaimed historian Alison Weir takes on what no fiction writer has done before: creating a dramatic six-book series in which each novel covers one of English King Henry VIII's wives. In this captivating opening volume, Weir brings to life the tumultuous tale of Katherine of Aragon, Henry's first, devoted, and "true" queen. A princess of Spain, Catalina is only sixteen years old when she sets foot on the shores of England. The youngest daughter of the powerful monarchs Ferdinand and Isabella, Catalina is a coveted prize for a royal marriage-and Arthur, Prince of Wales, and heir to the English throne, has won her hand. But tragedy strikes and Catalina, now Princess Katherine, is betrothed to the future Henry VIII. She must wait for his coming-of-age, an ordeal that tests her resolve, casts doubt on her trusted confidantes, and turns her into a virtual prisoner. Katherine's patience is rewarded when she becomes Queen of England. The affection between Katherine and Henry is genuine, but forces beyond her control threaten to rend her marriage, and indeed the nation, apart. Henry has fallen under the spell of Katherine's maid-of-honor, Anne Boleyn. Now Katherine must be prepared to fight, to the end if God wills it, for her faith, her legitimacy, and her heart.
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Genres:

History

Description:

Bestselling author and acclaimed historian Alison Weir takes on what no fiction writer has done before: creating a dramatic six-book series in which each novel covers one of English King Henry VIII's wives. In this captivating opening volume, Weir brings to life the tumultuous tale of Katherine of Aragon, Henry's first, devoted, and "true" queen. A princess of Spain, Catalina is only sixteen years old when she sets foot on the shores of England. The youngest daughter of the powerful monarchs Ferdinand and Isabella, Catalina is a coveted prize for a royal marriage-and Arthur, Prince of Wales, and heir to the English throne, has won her hand. But tragedy strikes and Catalina, now Princess Katherine, is betrothed to the future Henry VIII. She must wait for his coming-of-age, an ordeal that tests her resolve, casts doubt on her trusted confidantes, and turns her into a virtual prisoner. Katherine's patience is rewarded when she becomes Queen of England. The affection between Katherine and Henry is genuine, but forces beyond her control threaten to rend her marriage, and indeed the nation, apart. Henry has fallen under the spell of Katherine's maid-of-honor, Anne Boleyn. Now Katherine must be prepared to fight, to the end if God wills it, for her faith, her legitimacy, and her heart.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Rosalyn Landor

Length:

22h 29m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:56


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

47:40


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

41:27


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

38:36


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

35:15


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

33:25


Part 1, Chapter 6
Part 1, Chapter 6

41:13


Part 1, Chapter 7
Part 1, Chapter 7

46:49


Part 1, Chapter 8
Part 1, Chapter 8

53:13


Part 1, Chapter 9
Part 1, Chapter 9

34:19


Part 2, Chapter 10
Part 2, Chapter 10

39:37


Part 2, Chapter 11
Part 2, Chapter 11

37:03


Part 2, Chapter 12
Part 2, Chapter 12

23:36


Part 2, Chapter 13
Part 2, Chapter 13

39:28


Part 2, Chapter 14
Part 2, Chapter 14

46:01


Part 2, Chapter 15
Part 2, Chapter 15

30:24


Part 2, Chapter 16
Part 2, Chapter 16

39:50


Part 2, Chapter 17
Part 2, Chapter 17

39:54


Part 2, Chapter 18
Part 2, Chapter 18

40:51


Part 2, Chapter 19
Part 2, Chapter 19

42:36


Part 2, Chapter 20
Part 2, Chapter 20

33:48


Part 2, Chapter 21
Part 2, Chapter 21

38:39


Part 3, Chapter 22
Part 3, Chapter 22

32:25


Part 3, Chapter 23
Part 3, Chapter 23

38:57


Part 3, Chapter 24
Part 3, Chapter 24

57:02


Part 3, Chapter 25
Part 3, Chapter 25

41:41


Part 3, Chapter 26
Part 3, Chapter 26

45:14


Part 3, Chapter 27
Part 3, Chapter 27

38:46


Part 3, Chapter 28
Part 3, Chapter 28

22:21


Part 3, Chapter 29
Part 3, Chapter 29

46:35


Part 3, Chapter 30
Part 3, Chapter 30

36:41


Part 3, Chapter 31
Part 3, Chapter 31

48:57


Part 3, Chapter 32
Part 3, Chapter 32

27:15


Part 3, Chapter 33
Part 3, Chapter 33

36:36


Part 3, Chapter 34
Part 3, Chapter 34

51:36


Part 3, Chapter 35
Part 3, Chapter 35

00:29