The Resource Anna of Kleve, the princess in the portrait : a novel, Alison Weir

Anna of Kleve, the princess in the portrait : a novel, Alison Weir

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Anna of Kleve, the princess in the portrait : a novel
Title
Anna of Kleve, the princess in the portrait
Title remainder
a novel
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Alison Weir
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eng
Summary
Newly widowed and the father of an infant son, Henry VIII realizes he must marry again to ensure the royal succession. Forty-six, overweight, and suffering from gout, Henry is soundly rejected by some of Europe's most eligible princesses. Anna of Kleve, from a small German duchy, is twenty-four, and has a secret she is desperate to keep hidden. Henry commissions her portrait from his court painter, who depicts her from the most flattering perspective. Entranced by the lovely image, Henry is bitterly surprised when Anna arrives in England and he sees her in the flesh. Some think her attractive, but Henry knows he can never love her. What follows is the fascinating story of an awkward royal union that somehow had to be terminated. Even as Henry begins to warm to his new wife and share her bed, his attention is captivated by one of her maids-of-honor. Will he accuse Anna of adultery as he did Queen Anne Boleyn, and send her to the scaffold? Or will he divorce her and send her home in disgrace? Alison Weir takes a fresh and astonishing look at this remarkable royal marriage by describing it from the point of view of Queen Anna, a young woman with hopes and dreams of her own, alone and fearing for her life in a royal court that rejected her almost from the day she set foot on England?s shore.--amazon.com
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DV1
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1951-
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Weir, Alison
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Series statement
Six Tudor queens
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  • Anne
  • Queens
  • Great Britain
  • Biographical fiction
  • Historical fiction
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Anna of Kleve, the princess in the portrait : a novel, Alison Weir
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volume
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rdacarrier
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text
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rdacontent
Control code
on1099659636
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
498 pages
Isbn
9781101966570
Lccn
bl2019009006
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)1099659636
Label
Anna of Kleve, the princess in the portrait : a novel, Alison Weir
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1099659636
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
498 pages
Isbn
9781101966570
Lccn
bl2019009006
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)1099659636

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