Murder Most Royal: The Story of Anne Boleyn and Catherine Howard

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Crown/Archetype, Jan 24, 2006 - Fiction - 480 pages
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One powerful king. Two tragic queens.

In the court of Henry VIII, it was dangerous for a woman to catch the king’s eye. Anne Boleyn and Catherine Howard were cousins. Both were beautiful women, though very different in temperament. They each learned that Henry’s passion was all-consuming–and fickle.

Sophisticated Anne Boleyn, raised in the decadent court of France, was in love with another man when King Henry claimed her as his own. Being his mistress gave her a position of power; being his queen put her life in jeopardy. Her younger cousin, Catherine Howard, was only fifteen when she was swept into the circle of King Henry. Her innocence attracted him, but a past mistake was destined to haunt her.

Painted in the rich colors of Tudor England, Murder Most Royal is a page-turning journey into the lives of two of the wives of the tempestuous Henry VIII.

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User Review  - adelebee - LibraryThing

This book is brilliant. i would recommend it to anyone. one of plaidy' more flowing books and she rambles less in this one. Read full review

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User Review  - helensdatter - LibraryThing

I read everything I could about Anne Boleyn when I was a teenager, and this was one of the best. Read full review


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Jean Plaidy is the pen name of Eleanor Hibbert; she was also known as Victoria Holt. More than fourteen million copies of her books have been sold worldwide. Visit for a list of other historical novels available from this prolific author.

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