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The Constant Princess
The Constant Princess
Author: Philippa Gregory
I am Catalina, Princess of Spain, daughter of the two greatest monarchs the world has ever known... and I will be Queen of England. — Thus, bestselling author Philippa Gregory introduces one of her most unforgettable heroines: Katherine of Aragon. Known to history as the Queen who was pushed off her throne by Anne Boleyn, here is a Katherine the ...  more
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ISBN-13: 9780743272490
ISBN-10: 0743272498
Publication Date: 8/28/2006
Pages: 416
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.

3.9 stars, based on 760 ratings
Publisher: Touchstone
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Philippa Gregory does a fantastic job with historical novels. I gained a newfound respect for a Queen who is typically portrayed as a simpering, jealous older woman. Gregory shows us the strength in Catherine...I thoroughly enjoyed this new insight into this historic character.
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I have always had sympathy for Katherine of Aragon, and now I have even more. What a lovely story of courage, fortitude, and love. Once again, Philippa Gregory has written a well-researched fictional account of historical events. While no one knows exactly why Katherine did things as she did them, Gregory's book provides a plausible and compelling reason. I hope you will enjoy this book as thoroughly as I did.
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Katherine of Aragon is mostly ignored in books about this time in history, other than that she was pushed off the English throne by Anne Boleyn and was the mother of Queen Mary. This is a fascinating account of Katherine as a person in her own right and relates how she helped shape the early years of Henry VIII's reign -- another Gregory triumph.

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  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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The book was really great. You get inside the head of Queen Katherine. The writing style alternated between her private thoughts in the first person and second person narrating and it worked very well. This book has larger type than the mass market type of paperback.
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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This is the story of Katherine of Aragon. A young women raised to be Queen who went to great lengths to fulfill a deathbed promise. In order to keep her promise she must tell a crucial lie that changed the course of history. This is another great book by Philippa Gregory. I now want read more about Katherine's life. There is more to her story than just being the old, devout, dull queen that Henry VIII divorces for the young ambitious Anne Boleyn.
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This was my first Philippa Gregory book, and I really did enjoy it. I liked to think about what could have happened, how the situations and personal times of these historical figures, in this case Catherine of Aragon, played out. Its a different and mostly intestine take on history. If your a fan of the Tudor Dynasty or historical fiction I reccomend this book.