This website uses cookies for analytical and functional purposes.

Need Help?
Compare Selected 0

Katherine Howard: Henry VIII's Slandered Queen [9780750990608]

(No reviews yet) Write a Review
Over the years Katherine Howard, Henry VIII's fifth wife, has been slandered as a `juvenile delinquent', `empty-headed wanton' and `natural born tart', who engaged in promiscuous liaisons prior to her marriage and committed adultery after. Though she was bright, charming and beautiful, her actions in a climate of distrust and fear of female sexuality led to her ruin in 1542 after less than two years as queen. In this in-depth biography, Conor Byrne uses the results of six years of research to challenge these assumptions, arguing that Katherine's notorious reputation is unfounded and redeeming her as Henry VIII's most defamed queen. He offers new insights into her activities and behaviour as consort, as well as the nature of her relationships with Manox, Dereham and Culpeper, looking at her representations in media and how they have skewed popular opinion. Who was the real Katherine Howard and has society been wrong to judge her so harshly for the past 500 years?
AUTHOR: CONOR BYRNE studies at the universities of Exeter and York and is the author of Katherine Howard: A New History (MadeGlobal Publishing, 2014)) and Queenship in England (MadeGlobal Publishing, 2017). He is a former regular contributor to Tudor Life Magazine and has run a historical blog since 2012.
Free UK Delivery
rrp: £18.99
(You save £2.54 )
Delivery Usually In 6-15 Working Days
Add to Wish List
Delivery Usually In 6-15 Working Days
Conor Byrne
The History Press Ltd
800 Grams
199 Flags cover photo

199 Flags [9781452182650]

Journey around the world through 199 flags! This striking visual book explores the shapes, figures, and colors of flag design. Whether a nationa…

rrp: £18.99
Add to Cart
Delivery Usually In 6-15 Working Days
A Tudor Christmas cover photo

A Tudor Christmas [9781787330641]

Christmas in Tudor times was a period of feasting, revelry and merrymaking `to drive the cold winter away'. A carnival atmosphere presided at court, w…

rrp: £9.99
Add to Cart
Delivery Usually In 6-15 Working Days
Elizabeth of York cover photo

Elizabeth of York [9780099546474]

Elizabeth of York would have ruled England, but for the fact that she was a woman. Heiress to the royal House of York, she schemed to marry Richard II…

rrp: £10.99
Add to Cart
Delivery Usually In 6-15 Working Days