April 08, 2014

Book Review - The Forbidden Queen by Anne O'Brien

Terrific historical fiction fleshing out the bones of the story of Katherine Valois, a French princess married to England's King Henry V to cement his claims on the French crown. Katherine's son becomes King whilst still a boy but she must live retired and soberly as the Queen Dowager. Ambitious men see her as a means to worldly power but will one win her heart? An intriguingly woven imagining of how she became one of the Tudors, that great English dynasty that culminated in Elizabeth I. Wendy

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