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Gareth Russell’s “Young and Damned and Fair”

For centuries, the six wives of Henry VIII have been the cause of obsessive speculation and endless research. These six women, Katherine of Aragon, Anne Boleyn, Jane Seymour, Anne of Cleves, Catherine Howard, and Catherine Parr have played the parts that history has assigned them.

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Cleopatra’s Heiress: Libbie Hawker’s “Daughter of Sand and Stone”

Zenobia bat-Zabbai, the heroine of Daughter of Sand and Stone is no ordinary Palmyrene woman. Her father is Zabbai, the Great Chief of the Amlaqi tribe and her mother is Berenikë, a direct descendant of the legendary Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt.