Jane Seymour: The Haunted Queen

Acclaimed author and historian Alison Weir continues her epic Six Tudor Queens series with this third captivating novel, which brings to life Jane Seymour, King Henry VIII s most cherished bride and mother of his only male heir Ever since she was a child, Jane has longed for a cloistered life as a nun But her large noble family has other plans, and, as an adult, Jane isAcclaimed author and historian Alison Weir continues her epic Six Tudor Queens series with this third captivating novel, which brings to life Jane Seymour, King Henry VIII s most cherished bride and mother of his only male heir Ever since she was a child, Jane has longed for a cloistered life as a nun But her large noble family has other plans, and, as an adult, Jane is invited to the King s court to serve as lady in waiting for Queen Katherine of Aragon The devout Katherine shows kindness to all her ladies, almost like a second mother, which makes rumors of Henry s lustful pursuit of Anne Boleyn who is also lady in waiting to the queen all the shocking For Jane, the betrayal triggers memories of a painful incident that shaped her beliefs about marriage But once Henry disavows Katherine and secures his new queen altering the religious landscape of England he turns his eye to another Jane herself Urged to return the King s affection and earn favor for her family, Jane is drawn into a dangerous political game that pits her conscience against her desires Can Jane be the one to give the King his long sought after son or will she meet a fate similar to the women who came before her Bringing new insight to this compelling story, Weir marries meticulous research with gripping historical fiction to re create the dramas and intrigues of the most renown court in English history At its center is a loving and compassionate woman who captures the heart of a king, and whose life will hang in the balance for it.
Jane Seymour The Haunted Queen Acclaimed author and historian Alison Weir continues her epic Six Tudor Queens series with this third captivating novel which brings to life Jane Seymour King Henry VIII s most cherished bride and m

  • Title: Jane Seymour: The Haunted Queen
  • Author: Alison Weir
  • ISBN: 9781101966563
  • Page: 434
  • Format: Paperback
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    1. Netgalley # 19 (and the most exciting one to date!)Many thanks go to Ballantine, Alison Weir (one of my all-time favorite authors), and Netgalley for the free copy of this book in exchange for my unbiased review.So far I'm not enjoying this book as much as the other two, but Jane is my least favorite queen, so that may be influencing me. Part one is all family related. She's just now coming to court.I have a question. I’m pleading total ignorance. So a fetus at fifteen weeks is about the size [...]

    2. How I love this series and I think that this one (as well as the one on Anne of Cleves) is the one I've been anticipating the most. I thoroughly enjoyed it.

    3. After the travesty of Anne Boleyn: A King's Obsession, I'm putting this on my solid maybe shelf. Not until I read reviews I trust and if they say no, I will say no, too.

    4. Six Tudor Queens: Jane Seymour – The Haunted Queen, by Alison Weir, is the third in a series of specially commissioned books which together tell the story of Henry VIII’s wives, from their point of view. Each instalment is a highly detailed, fictionalised account based on known and researched facts, with literary licence taken to aid storytelling. The author is a well regarded historian and explains at the end of each book why she presented key moments in her subjects’ lives the way she di [...]

    5. I love Alison Weir’s books; whether they be fictional or non-fiction, AW’s research shines through and transports you back in time. This book focuses on Jane Seymour, the famed favourite wife of Henry VII and mother of Edward.This book offers up a fascinating insight into Jane’s family life, and the political machinations that caused her to go from would be nun to wife of the King.I’ve read loads of books about the Tudors, but not actually a great deal about Jane Seymour (mostly Anne Bol [...]

    6. I enjoyed this one much more than her Anne Boleyn book, in which what Weir has admitted is her dislike of Anne was evident throughout. This one, perhaps due to the fact there is so little on Jane and so less facts to alter or interpret differently, was much better. This reminded me more of her first book on Katherine, which I really enjoyed. It was slow in places, but at least the Seymour family dramas (mainly surrounding Jane’s sister-in-law Catherine) helped early on. I don’t always agree [...]

    7. Overall I enjoyed it a great deal. It's an easy and immersive novel, with wonderful historical details that make it so easy to believe. Anne Boleyn is true to Weir's previous novels generally unsympathetic view. Jane Seymour is easy to love and makes a compelling protagonist.On a historical note, I am dismayed at the continuous injustice done to poor Jane Rochford. Julia Fox, in her biography 'Jane Boleyn' has already disproved most of the accusations laid against her here. It might make for a j [...]

    8. A large book 544 paged that captivated me from the start. I knew less about Jane Seymour, not sure why. However the research for this book is amazing, I learned much more. I refuse to believe that this Queen was as my interesting as I believed before. Good to know she was in anguish over the beheading of Anne Boleyn, her position was not an easy one for sure, how could she not have feared for her own life?. There is less information available, Janes life was quite short but Alison Weir has broug [...]

    9. The Tudor period is one of my favorites in English history so I was delighted to be given the chance to read this advanced copy. Alison Weir has created a vibrant and engaging portrayal of Jane Seymour through her early years at home in Wulfhall; her years of service to both Katherine of Aragon and Anne Boleyn and, finally, her short reign as queen of England. Jane Seymour is one of King Henry’s wives that I knew little of, so it was really interesting to see her as a fully-fledged character. [...]

    10. Isn’t it wonderful when an author has the ability to transport the reader to another place and time in history - to make one feel, hear and see what it felt like to be an integral part of King Henry VIII’s court. I knew little about Jane Seymour, so it was a joy to see her come to life. History paints her as a mainly meek, mouse like woman, but others saw her in a different light. Alison Weir portrays her as a modest, kind hearted woman, but also an educated, principled woman, and one not af [...]

    11. Alison Weir's writing never fails to delight me. I knew very little about Jane Seymour before beginning this novel, so it was a pleasant surprise to find her being written as a fully fleshed out character. Although I know liberties must have been taken with most of her characterisation, her presentation as more than just Henry VIII's mouse queen was refreshing - having studied this period of history, I know that she is normally presented as a meek woman. The writing itself was easy to understand [...]

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