The Favored Queen: A Novel of Henry VIII's Third Wife
The Favored Queen A Novel of Henry VIII's Third Wife Author:Carolly Erickson From The New York Times bestselling author of The Last Wife of Henry VIII comes a powerful and moving novel about Jane Seymour, third wife of Henry VIII, who married him only days after the execution of Anne Boleyn and ultimately lost her own life in giving him the son he badly needed to the Tudor succession. — Born into an ambitious nob... more »le family, young Jane Seymour is sent to Court as a Maid of Honor to Catherine of Aragon, Henry VIII's aging queen. She is devoted to her mistress and watches with empathy as the calculating Anne Boleyn contrives to supplant her as queen. Anne's single-minded intriguing threatens all who stand in her way; she does not hesitate to arrange the murder of a woman who knows a secret so dark that, if revealed, would make it impossible for the king to marry Anne. Once Anne becomes queen, no one at court is safe, and Jane herself becomes the victim of Anne's venomous rage.« less
I enjoyed this book but not near as much as I thought I would. This covers Jane's life while Henry was married to Catherine and Anne, only at the very end does it go into Jane and Henry. It was still a good read it just was not what I expected. I was hoping to read much more about her life with Henry not Anne and Catherine.