Katheryn The Wanton Queen Author:Maureen Peters The child bride... — Three men fell in love with a beautiful wayward girl. But when she became the wife of Henry VIII, their love was called treason. — Henry Manox awakened his pupil to the pleasures of love. — Francis Derham seduced her, but his passion cost him his life. — Thomas Culpepper worshipped her openly, regardless of the danger. — Katheryn... more » Howard danced her way into the heart of a sick and lonely king. When she broke that heart, she became prey to his terrible revenge.
One of the most fascinating women in history was Katheryn Howard, who became fifth wife of King Henry VIII.
Here, through the eyes of a lady in waiting, is traced the story of the heedless beauty who rises from neglected obscurity to the highest place in the land, but brings disgrace and death to those men who desire her.
Envious of her beautiful tragic cousin, Anne Boleyn. encouraged by rapacious and powerful relatives, Katheryn Howard seeks wealth and excitement at the court where an aging satyr of a King waits and watches for a new wife who will bring back an illusion of his golden youth.
Against a background of feverish gaiety, Katheryn dances into the heart of a monarch and never understands until it is too late, that the shadow of the axe stretches over even the fairest member of the Tudor's household.« less