Good historical fiction has a balance between true life events and fiction. Do you think this novel succeeded in balancing the two?
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I believe so. I recently read Hilary Mantel's chronicles of Henry and his first three wives. Those novels were highly detailed, but told the stories primarily for Cromwell's point of view. It was interesting reading this novel from the Queen's perspective. It seems like the research was quite good and the fiction was mostly believable.
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This is fantastic Historical fiction. I am one of those people who is fascinated by the Tudor Period, particularly Henry VIII and his wives. I have read a lot about Katherine Parr and his other wives (as well as about Elizabeth I) so this book for me was historical fiction at its best, I could read it and say yes that happened, yes that probably happened and then good job of filling in details where this may not have happened but this is really interesting.
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