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The Constant Princess

by Philippa Gregory

The Constant Princess
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  • First Published:
    Dec 2005, 400 pages
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    Aug 2006, 416 pages

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'When it comes to writers of historical fiction, Philippa Gregory is in the very top league.

From the book jacket: 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 and that there is no obstacle to marriage with Henry. For seven years, she endures the treachery of spies, the humiliation of ...

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