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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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Today in History: The Coronation of Henry V

Henry V was crowned King of England at Westminster Abbey on 9th April in the year of our Lord 1413. There was a great snowstorm on the day of his coronation and many wondered if this was an ill omen or a good one. Henry was the second King of the House of Lancaster, preceded… Continue reading Today in History: The Coronation of Henry V

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The Sixth Wife: Philippa Gregory’s “The Taming of the Queen”

The thirty-one-year-old Kateryn Parr is recently the widow of John Neville, 3rd Baron Latimer and she has come to the royal court. While there, she happens to catch the eye of the rather old and ailing corpulent King Henry VIII, who is determined to have her.