Publication Date: 23/01/2020 ISBN: 9781472227768 Category:

Six Tudor Queens: Anna of Kleve, Queen of Secrets

Alison Weir

Publisher: Headline Publishing Group
Publication Date: 23/01/2020 ISBN: 9781472227768 Category:
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‘Alison Weir transforms Henry VIII’s much-maligned fourth wife into a woman of passion, courage and mystery’ Tracy Borman

Alison Weir, historian and author of the Sunday Times bestsellers Katherine of Aragon: The True Queen, Anne Boleyn: A King’s Obsession and Jane Seymour: The Haunted Queen, paints a spellbinding portrait of Anna of Kleve, Henry VIII’s fourth queen.

‘This six-book series looks likely to become a landmark in historical fiction’ The Times

A GERMAN PRINCESS WITH A GUILTY SECRET.

The King is in love with a portrait, but the real Anna does not enchant him.

She must win him over. Everyone knows that Henry won’t stand for a problem queen.

But rumours of Anna’s past are rife at court – dangerous talk that could mark her downfall. Can this clever, spirited young woman reach out in friendship to the King, and gain his love forever?

ANNA OF KLEVE
THE FOURTH OF HENRY’S QUEENS
HER STORY

Acclaimed, bestselling historian Alison Weir draws on new evidence to conjure a startling image of Anna as you’ve never seen her before. A charming, spirited woman, she was loved by all who knew her – and even, ultimately, by the King who rejected her.

History tells us she was never crowned.
But her story does not end there.

SIX TUDOR QUEENS. SIX NOVELS. SIX YEARS.

‘Alison Weir makes history come alive as no one else’ Barbara Erskine

‘Weir is excellent on the little details that bring a world to life’ Guardian

Publisher Review

There is an Anne of Cleves we all think we know - the dumpy fourth wife so uninspiring that Henry VIII couldn't even consummate their marriage. Alison Weir gives us a radically different 'Anna of Kleve' - one who is definitely hiding some secrets under her thick, unbecoming German gown. It takes a writer of Weir's skill to make us believe her fantasia on the established story. But more importantly, it takes a historian of Weir's experience - her familiarity with the sources, and the period detail - to use this compelling fiction to cast a revealing fresh light on the real historical figure. -- Sarah Gristwood In this vivid and beautifully crafted portrayal, Alison Weir transforms Henry VIII's much-maligned fourth wife into a woman of passion, courage and mystery. Utterly gripping and endlessly surprising, this novel captivates from the first page to the last. It is like meeting Anna of Kleve for the very first time. A masterpiece. -- Tracy Borman The latest novel in this evocative chronicle of Henry's wives offers an unusual perspective on the king. His relationship with Anna is surprisingly touching, giving her moments of happiness in an unfulfilled life. * S Mag, Sunday Express * Anna of Kleve comes alive on the page in surprising and mysterious ways that only an author of Weir's superb finesse can achieve. I always thought Anna was the most clever of Henry's discarded wives, but Weir has put quite a twist to her tale that I utterly buy into and applaud. -- Susan Ronald A rounded, interesting portrait of the one who outlived the other wives * The Times * An outstanding novel, the most intriguing so far in Weir's 'Six Queens' series... Anna is a survivor... Weir tells her story with passion, a strong emotional pulse and an excellent knowledge base * Historical Novel Review * This well-researched, beautifully crafted book offers an emotional insight into his fourth wife...drawing on new evidence to create a startling new image of Anna. * Candis * The author is a master storyteller and creates a fascinating tale of love in all its guises * The Sun * Alison Weir creates a stunning portrait of a highly intelligent and beloved royal queen ... Meticulously researched, this is a thoroughly enjoyable and enlightening account of a woman whose name is known to most, but whose character has remained a mystery * Woman's Weekly * Alison Weir imparts some fascinating royal revelations * Choice Magazine *

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