My favorite of the Tudors series. I enjoyed learning about Anne of Cleaves, and how she was able to escape from Henry VIII with a hefty divorce settlement. Gregory's novels manage to bring these women to life in a way that the typical biography doesn't....Continua
I was not very into this book when I read the first couple of pages. However, the three-way monologue of Anne of Cleves, Katherine Howard and Jane Boleyn builds the horrible court of old Henry VIII page by page. This make you want to know what would happen next, although you have already known that one queen escaped but the other died....Continua
I enjoyed this book as it told the story of the somewhat less known wives of Henry VIII - Anne of Cleves and Catherine Howard. The switching view point in the narration allows the reader to get closer to both women as well as to Jane Boleyn, the third player in this intricate story of plotting and betrayals....Continua
"The bad times have come to King Henry's court once more, and everyone is afraid, everyone is under suspicion. It is like living in a nightmare... An enemy might work up an indiscretion into a crime; a friend might trade a confidence for a guarantee of safety. We are a court of cowards and tale bearers."
The Boleyn Inheritance is my favorite of Gregory's Tudor series. This one is more personal, showing the fears and helplessness of Jane Boleyn, Katherine Howard, and Anne of Cleves. The characters have more depth and Henry VIII and the Duke of Norfolk are excellent villains....Continua