The King's Pleasure Author:Norah Lofts A great historical novelist focuses her talents on Katharine of Aragon, the proud, pious, passionate woman who was Henry VIII's first wife. With careful attention to historical detail, Norah Lofts describes the happiness of the early years of their marriage and the birth of their daughter, Mary. And with dramatic poignance, she portrays the lone... more »ly, tormented life Katharine was later forced to lead-unable to bear Henry a son, unwilling to accept a divorce that the Church would not recognize, waiting for the vindication that did not come until too late. And as she waited, England stood on the brink of a schism that would change the course of history.
'The King's Pleasure' is a novel filled with the pomp and pageantry of Tudor England, and with the romance and tragedy of a noble woman trapped by the implacable demands of a royal crown.« less