Queen’s Gambit by Elizabeth Freemantle
Pub Date: August 6, 2013
No matter how many books I read about the Tudors I’m still fascinated. Maybe it’s that Anne Boleyn is so fascinating or that his other wives must’ve known their fate, but something about the Tudors leaves me wanting more.
Despite the large number of books out there about Anne Boleyn, Catherine of Aragon and Henry himself, I haven’t come across many from Katherine Parr’s perspective. Parr was the King’s last wife and had the good fortune to outlive him and to remarry. Though there’s obviously more intrigue behind Boleyn and his other wives, I find the idea of Parr’s position fascinating. She had been at court when the other wives were present and obviously knew what had happened to them. She’d also seen Henry’s physical and mental health decline drastically over a few years. And yet she married him.