The Sixth Wife Author:Jean Plaidy It is the spring of 1543 and Henry VIII is fifty two years old, and having had his fifth wife, Catherine Howard, put to death, wants to take a sixth. His eyes have come to rest on Lady Latimer, Katharine Parr, fiancee of his brother in law, Sir Thomas Seymour. Aided and abetted by those of his court who are not averse to seeing a Catholic queen ... more »on England's throne, Henry brings Katharine to his court and proposes to her.
Haunted by memories of her tragic predecessors, surrounded by enemies, dangerously in love with Thomas Seymour, and knowing her life depends on Henry's whims, Katharine enters into one of history's most tempestuous marriages.
Elizabeth, flirtatious and gay, the ruthless Seymours, and the tragic Lady Jane Grey are among the host of interesting characters with whom Jean Plaidy peoples her exciting, imaginative novel of the Tudor Court as it lived under the fist of the most magnetic tyrant ever to sit upon the throne of England.« less