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The Constant Princess is a historical fiction novel by Philippa Gregory, published in 2005. The novel depicts a highly fictionalized version of the life of Catherine of Aragon and her rise to power in England.

The Constant Princess is a historical fiction novel by Philippa Gregory, published in 2005.

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The Constant Princess. The Tudor Court - 1 ). Philippa Gregory. and I will be Queen of England. Set in the rich beauty of Moorish Spain and the glamour of the Tudor court, The Constant Princess presents a woman whose constancy helps her endure betrayal, poverty, and despair, until the inevitable moment when she steps into the role she has prepared for all her life: Henry VIII's Queen, Regent, and commander of the English army in their greatest victory against. From Publishers Weekly.

The Constant Princess, . 5. Part of The Plantagenet and Tudor Novels series by Philippa Gregory. The older woman looked at the princess. Then I hope you will be very happy here with us, she said. I hope to. Catalina breathed. But . Yes? I was very sorry to hear of the death of your brother.

The Constant Princess book. Splendid and sumptuous historical novel from the internationally bestselling author, Philippa Gregory, telling of the early life of Katherine of Aragon

The Constant Princess book. Splendid and sumptuous historical novel from the internationally bestselling author, Philippa Gregory, telling of the early life of Katherine of Aragon. We think of Katherine of Aragon as the barren wife of a notorious king; but behind this legacy lies a fascinating story. Katherine of Aragon is born Catalina, the Spanish Infanta, to parents who are both rulers and warriors.

Philippa Gregory thinks that on his death bed, he extracted a promise from Katharine, which lie would change the course of English history. In any event, fact or fiction, the lie went down in history as fact. The lie" enables her to marry the second son, Henry, to become Henry VIII and fulfill her destiny as Queen of England.

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The Constant Princess is a 2005 historical fiction novel told from the point of view of Catherine of Aragon during her years as the impoverished widowed princess of Wales and the early years as Queen Consort of King Henry VIII

The Constant Princess is a 2005 historical fiction novel told from the point of view of Catherine of Aragon during her years as the impoverished widowed princess of Wales and the early years as Queen Consort of King Henry VIII. The novel begins in 1491 Grenada as the Moors raid the military camp of Queen Isabella of Castile. The young infanta Catalina watches with adoration as her warrior mother gathers her army and puts out the flames caused by the night raid. Thus, bestselling author Philippa Gregory introduces one of her most unforgettable heroines: Katherine of Aragon. Author: Philippa Gregory. I am Catalina, Princess of Spain, daughter of the two greatest monarchs the world has ever know. nd I will be Queen of England. Known to history as the Queen who was pushed off her throne by Anne Boleyn, here is a Katherine the world has forgotten: the enchanting princess that all England loved.

The Constant Princess

The Constant Princess epub download

ISBN13: 978-0007190300

ISBN: 0007190301

Author: Philippa Gregory

Category: Literature and Fiction

Subcategory: Genre Fiction

Language: English

Publisher: Touchstone/Simon & Schuster; 1st edition (2005)

Pages: 400 pages

ePUB size: 1331 kb

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Rating: 4.8

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Zeleence
It goes on, and on, and on... with long boring didactic passages, alternating between the third person narrative and the first person by Katherine. I have loved Philippa Gregory's other novels in the Plantagent and Tudor series, but this one is difficult. I suppose I'll finish it, but am discouraged that I'm only 43% through and struggling with the style. After reading other reviews, I also am tempted abort and to read another historical novel about Katherine, which, being more accurate and interesting according to another review, is what I'd recommend, but for me, having bought this, to switch would be a waste of money. Will probably slough through, but struggling.
Zeleence
It goes on, and on, and on... with long boring didactic passages, alternating between the third person narrative and the first person by Katherine. I have loved Philippa Gregory's other novels in the Plantagent and Tudor series, but this one is difficult. I suppose I'll finish it, but am discouraged that I'm only 43% through and struggling with the style. After reading other reviews, I also am tempted abort and to read another historical novel about Katherine, which, being more accurate and interesting according to another review, is what I'd recommend, but for me, having bought this, to switch would be a waste of money. Will probably slough through, but struggling.
blac wolf
This is the story of Henry VIII's first wife, Katharine of Aragon. It is about her beginning in Spain and continues as she becomes Princess of Wales and then, Queen of England.

It is an amazing story. She is born Catalina of Aragon, youngest daughter of King Ferdinand of Aragon and Queen Isabella of Castile. The two managed to run the Moors out of Spain, begin the Inquisition, and unite Aragon and Castile into the realm of Spain. Catalina stays with her mother on the battlefield, learning battlefield strategy and viewing Isabella donning armour and leading the troops into battle. Throughout the narrative, we learn about the great society of the Moors, about their great learning in medicine and science and their tolerance of all religions. Not so the Catholic Isabella and Ferdinand, who drive the Moors and the Jews from Spain and impose Roman Catholic doctrine on all citizens.

Catalina has been promised to Henry VII's oldest son, Arthur, since infancy, in efforts towards a union of Spain and England. She has been raised in the belief that her destiny is to be Queen of England. At the age of 15, she is married in England to Arthur and the two take up residence in Wales, since Arthur is Prince of Wales, next in line for the throne. His father, Henry VII is the first Tudor king. Catalina and Arthur loathe each other at first, but soon fall madly and deeply in love. They are only supposed to meet once a week to begin an heir, but through a secret passage, Arthur goes to Catalina and they make mad, passionate love every night.

But not for long. In the fifth month of their marriage, Arthur develops "the sweats" (unknown disease, but thought to be caused by bad sewage and water, similar to cholera). Within days, he is dead. Philippa Gregory thinks that on his death bed, he extracted a promise from Katharine, which lie would change the course of English history. In any event, fact or fiction, the lie went down in history as fact. "The lie" enables her to marry the second son, Henry, to become Henry VIII and fulfill her destiny as Queen of England.

Katherine is 6 years older than Henry. It takes a few years, during which time she is pursued by the father, Henry VII, and suffers from poverty when she is ignored. But Henry the Younger has quite a crush on his late brother's widow, and finally, they are married.

We know that she was eventually supplanted by Anne Boleyn, but there is a lot of living to do before that time is reached. Henry was not trained to the kingship as was his older brother, Arthur and has been vastly spoiled by his grandmother. He remains vain, selfish, willful and hedonistic to the point where Katherine takes over the running of the kingdom by paying bills and assuming all the necessary duties to keep the court afloat and afford Henry's self-indulgent, extravagant life style.

This is a magnificent story of a queen who knew how to run a court logistically and when Henry was absent with a war against the French, how to man, supply and lead an army against the Scots, and win it.

It is also about her struggles towards motherhood, of babies lost and one, Mary, born. It is a story of her unending, timeless love for Arthur and how she fulfills her destiny to be queen of England through "the lie."

Gregory's narration is juxtaposed through a third person account of historical events and Katherine's private thoughts at every step of development.

This story of Queen Katherine is a compelling narrative from beginning to end. In the concluding passages as Anne Boleyn appears on the scene, we know how it will all turn against Katherine. There is therefore a touch of sadness for this great woman and outstanding queen, as we realize what struggles she has ahead of her. But that cannot dim, the greatness of her achievements.
blac wolf
This is the story of Henry VIII's first wife, Katharine of Aragon. It is about her beginning in Spain and continues as she becomes Princess of Wales and then, Queen of England.

It is an amazing story. She is born Catalina of Aragon, youngest daughter of King Ferdinand of Aragon and Queen Isabella of Castile. The two managed to run the Moors out of Spain, begin the Inquisition, and unite Aragon and Castile into the realm of Spain. Catalina stays with her mother on the battlefield, learning battlefield strategy and viewing Isabella donning armour and leading the troops into battle. Throughout the narrative, we learn about the great society of the Moors, about their great learning in medicine and science and their tolerance of all religions. Not so the Catholic Isabella and Ferdinand, who drive the Moors and the Jews from Spain and impose Roman Catholic doctrine on all citizens.

Catalina has been promised to Henry VII's oldest son, Arthur, since infancy, in efforts towards a union of Spain and England. She has been raised in the belief that her destiny is to be Queen of England. At the age of 15, she is married in England to Arthur and the two take up residence in Wales, since Arthur is Prince of Wales, next in line for the throne. His father, Henry VII is the first Tudor king. Catalina and Arthur loathe each other at first, but soon fall madly and deeply in love. They are only supposed to meet once a week to begin an heir, but through a secret passage, Arthur goes to Catalina and they make mad, passionate love every night.

But not for long. In the fifth month of their marriage, Arthur develops "the sweats" (unknown disease, but thought to be caused by bad sewage and water, similar to cholera). Within days, he is dead. Philippa Gregory thinks that on his death bed, he extracted a promise from Katharine, which lie would change the course of English history. In any event, fact or fiction, the lie went down in history as fact. "The lie" enables her to marry the second son, Henry, to become Henry VIII and fulfill her destiny as Queen of England.

Katherine is 6 years older than Henry. It takes a few years, during which time she is pursued by the father, Henry VII, and suffers from poverty when she is ignored. But Henry the Younger has quite a crush on his late brother's widow, and finally, they are married.

We know that she was eventually supplanted by Anne Boleyn, but there is a lot of living to do before that time is reached. Henry was not trained to the kingship as was his older brother, Arthur and has been vastly spoiled by his grandmother. He remains vain, selfish, willful and hedonistic to the point where Katherine takes over the running of the kingdom by paying bills and assuming all the necessary duties to keep the court afloat and afford Henry's self-indulgent, extravagant life style.

This is a magnificent story of a queen who knew how to run a court logistically and when Henry was absent with a war against the French, how to man, supply and lead an army against the Scots, and win it.

It is also about her struggles towards motherhood, of babies lost and one, Mary, born. It is a story of her unending, timeless love for Arthur and how she fulfills her destiny to be queen of England through "the lie."

Gregory's narration is juxtaposed through a third person account of historical events and Katherine's private thoughts at every step of development.

This story of Queen Katherine is a compelling narrative from beginning to end. In the concluding passages as Anne Boleyn appears on the scene, we know how it will all turn against Katherine. There is therefore a touch of sadness for this great woman and outstanding queen, as we realize what struggles she has ahead of her. But that cannot dim, the greatness of her achievements.
Lanionge
What I LOVE about this depiction of Katherine (or Catalina) of Aragon is that it's a 100% different take on her as a person, and quite frankly I like it a lot more and almost feel like it's more realistic.

Catalina is the daughter of the first monarchs of Spain and one of the greatest Queens of Europe, Isabella of Castile, and I've always had a hard time accepting that Catalina was this simple pious pawn of a Queen married to Henry VIII. She was raised in battle and saw her parents come to power by taking a citadel that hadn't been taken in 700yrs, and then saw them further grow their empire...so she had to be more than that, and there has to be more to her than that...and I think Philippa Gregory has captured that side of her without stretching too far. Catalina is still a Princess (and a woman) in 15th century Catholic Europe with limited power, but Philippa shows us how Catalina has influence over a nation, and over history, despite that.

This is the Katherine of Aragon that I want to believe existed. She had strength beyond her piety, she had passion beyond motherly love, and she was an ambitious, intelligent, and strong Queen Regant, not a simple obedient Queen Consort. Philippa shows us that Catalina was a player in her own right- not just a pawn....and I love it!!

Next to The Lady of the Rivers, this so far is my 2nd favorite book in this series.
Lanionge
What I LOVE about this depiction of Katherine (or Catalina) of Aragon is that it's a 100% different take on her as a person, and quite frankly I like it a lot more and almost feel like it's more realistic.

Catalina is the daughter of the first monarchs of Spain and one of the greatest Queens of Europe, Isabella of Castile, and I've always had a hard time accepting that Catalina was this simple pious pawn of a Queen married to Henry VIII. She was raised in battle and saw her parents come to power by taking a citadel that hadn't been taken in 700yrs, and then saw them further grow their empire...so she had to be more than that, and there has to be more to her than that...and I think Philippa Gregory has captured that side of her without stretching too far. Catalina is still a Princess (and a woman) in 15th century Catholic Europe with limited power, but Philippa shows us how Catalina has influence over a nation, and over history, despite that.

This is the Katherine of Aragon that I want to believe existed. She had strength beyond her piety, she had passion beyond motherly love, and she was an ambitious, intelligent, and strong Queen Regant, not a simple obedient Queen Consort. Philippa shows us that Catalina was a player in her own right- not just a pawn....and I love it!!

Next to The Lady of the Rivers, this so far is my 2nd favorite book in this series.
Zovaithug
This novel by Philippa Gregory, as part of her Tudor series, is a wonderful account of Katherine of Aragon, who first married Henry VIII’s oldest brother, Arthur, the heir to the throne of England. Katherine was raised to be a Queen and was very in touch with her destiny and duties as such. As people most likely know, after Arthur’s death, she stood on the premise that their marriage was never consummated, therefore gradually being betrothed to and marrying Henry VIII. The mystery behind her declaration is revealed (and may have happened this way) in this novel. After she became Queen of England, her strength, talent, education, royal upbringing, work ethic, and assurance of her destiny helped her basically rule England, since Henry VIII was never groomed to be King, instead focusing on his pleasures. Katherine, as Regent, demonstrated her skills in war to obtain victory over Scotland, which was England’s greatest threat at the time. This novel focuses on Katherine’s youth and young married years, way before Ann Boleyn showed up, with Katherine becoming known as an abandoned wife. I love Philippa Gregory’s novels which are fictionalized accounts of real historical events. She brings these long-dead people to life. She has a PhD in history (I believe), so she does in-depth research into the Tudor era. Even though we all know what happened in history, she still builds suspense and rounds out the personalities of those who lived long ago. I have almost all of her books.
Zovaithug
This novel by Philippa Gregory, as part of her Tudor series, is a wonderful account of Katherine of Aragon, who first married Henry VIII’s oldest brother, Arthur, the heir to the throne of England. Katherine was raised to be a Queen and was very in touch with her destiny and duties as such. As people most likely know, after Arthur’s death, she stood on the premise that their marriage was never consummated, therefore gradually being betrothed to and marrying Henry VIII. The mystery behind her declaration is revealed (and may have happened this way) in this novel. After she became Queen of England, her strength, talent, education, royal upbringing, work ethic, and assurance of her destiny helped her basically rule England, since Henry VIII was never groomed to be King, instead focusing on his pleasures. Katherine, as Regent, demonstrated her skills in war to obtain victory over Scotland, which was England’s greatest threat at the time. This novel focuses on Katherine’s youth and young married years, way before Ann Boleyn showed up, with Katherine becoming known as an abandoned wife. I love Philippa Gregory’s novels which are fictionalized accounts of real historical events. She brings these long-dead people to life. She has a PhD in history (I believe), so she does in-depth research into the Tudor era. Even though we all know what happened in history, she still builds suspense and rounds out the personalities of those who lived long ago. I have almost all of her books.