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The Constant Princess. Part of The Plantagenet and Tudor Novels

The Constant Princess. Part of The Plantagenet and Tudor Novels. Philippa Gregory proves yet again that behind the apparently familiar face of history lies an astonishing story: of women warriors influencing the future of Europe, of revered heroes making deep mistakes, and of an untold love story which changes the fate of a nation.

Philippa Gregory's 'Cousins' War' and 'Tudor Court' series have been re-listed as 'The Plantagenet and Tudor Novels' as of August 2016. Philippa Gregory's 'Cousins' War' and 'Tudor Court' series have been re-listed as 'The Plantagenet and Tudor Novels' as of August 2016.

The Constant Princess, . Part of The Plantagenet and Tudor Novels series by Philippa Gregory. Thus, bestselling author Philippa Gregory introduces one of her most unforgettable heroines: Katherine of Aragon

The Constant Princess, . Thus, bestselling author Philippa Gregory introduces one of her most unforgettable heroines: Katherine of Aragon. 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. First married to Henry VIII's older brother, Arthur, Katherine's passion turns their arranged marriage into a love match; but when Arthur dies, the merciless English court and her ambitious parents - the crusading King and Queen of Spain - have to find a new role for the widow.

Gregory wrote her first novel Wideacre while completing a PhD in 18th-century book history, and living in a cottage on the Pennine Way with . The Constant Princess (Katherine of Aragon). Plantagenet and Tudor novels.

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Philippa Gregory is the author of many New York Times bestselling novels, including The Other Boleyn Girl, and is a. .I have loved Philippa Gregory's other novels in the Plantagent and Tudor series, but this one is difficult.

Philippa Gregory is the author of many New York Times bestselling novels, including The Other Boleyn Girl, and is a recognized authority on women’s history. Many of her works have been adapted for the screen including The Other Boleyn Girl. Her most recent novel, The Last Tudor, is now in production for a television series. She graduated from the University of Sussex and received a PhD from the University of Edinburgh, where she is a Regent. I suppose I'll finish it, but am discouraged that I'm only 43% through and struggling with the style.

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Well, Philippa Gregory wrote about all of them and some of her books had been adapted into movies and TV shows, so.The Constant Princess – The novel depicts a highly fictionalized version of the life of Catherine of Aragon and her rise to power in England

Well, Philippa Gregory wrote about all of them and some of her books had been adapted into movies and TV shows, so you probably have heard of them. What are The Plantagenet and Tudor Novels by Philippa Gregory? Like I said, they are historical novels. The Constant Princess – The novel depicts a highly fictionalized version of the life of Catherine of Aragon and her rise to power in England. The King’s Curse – It follows the adult life of Margaret Pole, Countess of Salisbury, the daughter of George Plantagenet, 1st Duke of Clarence and Isabel Neville.

From #1 New York Times bestselling author and “queen of royal fiction” (USA TODAY) Philippa Gregory comes the remarkable story of Katherine of Aragon, Princess of Spain, daughter of two great monarchs, and eventual Queen of England when she marries the infamous King Henry VIII.Daughter of Queen Isabella and King Ferdinand of Spain, Katherine has been fated her whole life to marry Prince Arthur of England. When they meet and are married, the match becomes as passionate as it is politically expedient. The young lovers revel in each other’s company and plan the England they will make together. But tragically, aged only fifteen, Arthur falls ill and extracts from his sixteen-year-old bride a deathbed promise to marry his brother, Henry; become Queen; and fulfill their dreams and her destiny. Widowed and alone in the avaricious world of the Tudor court, Katherine has to sidestep her father-in-law’s desire for her and convince him, and an incredulous Europe, that her marriage to Arthur was never consummated, that there is no obstacle to marriage with Henry. For seven years, she endures the treachery of spies, the humiliation of poverty, and intense loneliness and despair while she waits for the inevitable moment when she will step into the role she has prepared for all her life. Then, like her warrior mother, Katherine must take to the battlefield and save England when its old enemies the Scots come over the border and there is no one to stand against them but the new Queen.

The Constant Princess (The Plantagenet and Tudor Novels) epub download

ISBN13: 978-0743272490

ISBN: 0743272498

Author: Philippa Gregory

Category: Literature and Fiction

Subcategory: Genre Fiction

Language: English

Publisher: Touchstone (September 6, 2006)

Pages: 393 pages

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Berenn
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.
Berenn
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.
Phallozs Dwarfs
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.
Phallozs Dwarfs
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.
Kiutondyl
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.
Kiutondyl
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.
Alsath
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.
Alsath
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.