The Queen's Rival: In the Court of Henry VIII
ISBN: 0451232208
EAN13: 9780451232205
Language: English
Pages: 416
Dimensions: 1.00" H x 8.00" L x 6.00" W
Weight: 1.00 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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Book Overview
From the author of The Queen's Mistake comes the untold story of King Henry VIII's first well-known mistress. As the beautiful daughter of courtiers, Elizabeth Bessie Blount is overjoyed when she secures a position as maid of honor to Katherine of Aragon. But when she captures the attention of the king himself, there are whispers that the queen ought to be worried for her throne. When Bess gives birth to a healthy son the whispers become a roar. But soon the infamous Boleyn girls come to court and Henry's love for her begins to fade. Now, Bess must turn to her trusted friend, the illegitimate son of Cardinal Wolsey, to help her move beyond life as the queen's rival...