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  • Kindle Edition
  • 304 pages
  • The Spanish Queen
  • Carolly Erickson
  • English
  • 10 July 2018

10 thoughts on “The Spanish Queen

  1. says:

    I ll read just about anything about Henry VIII and his wives, Catherine of Aragon especially I feel like The Spanish Queen did a great job bring Catherine s voice to life from the beginning she radiated a quiet sort of strength, exactly what one would expect from the daughter of Ferdinand and Isabella What I really loved about Erickson s Catherine, though, was that there was a petty and vengeful side to her that I haven t seen a whole lot of in what I ve read Given the fact that Catherine wa I ll read just about anything about Henry VIII and his wives, Catherine of Aragon especially I feel like The Spanish Queen did a great job bring Catherine s voice to life from the beginning she radiated a quiet sort of strength, exactly what one would expect from the daughter of Ferdinand and Isabella What I really loved about Erickson s Catherine, though, was that there was a petty and vengeful side to her that I haven t seen a whole lot of in what I ve read Given the fact that Catherine was pushed aside and forced to watch herself be replaced and, to add insult to injury, by a mere commoner I feel that this side of her was appropriate and realistic.Something that could ve been developed better, though, were a couple of the central conflicts in the book Catherine s conflict with her half sister, Maria Juana, enters the fray within the first twenty or so pages, and plagues her throughout the book ...


  2. says:

    Also on my blog, Luthien ReviewsCarolly Erickson deserves credit for putting a disclaimer at the end of her novel that it is a historical entertainment Since she often stretches or completely disregards the facts, this was a very important distinction to make.Up to page 150 or so, I could have given this book three stars despite its occasional flights of fancy and fictionalized nonsense such as the inclusion of Catherine s spiteful and illegitimate half sister.Then Anne Boleyn was introduce Also on my blog, Luthien ReviewsCarolly Erickson deserves credit for ...


  3. says:

    Erickson returns with another great tale about one of the six wives of Henry VIII On this novel, we tackle Catherine of Aragon, Henry s first and longest serving wife Born to Ferdinand and Isabella, famed Spanish monarchs of Columbus fame Erickson paints young Catherine as one who seeks to match her mother s war prowess, even as a young princess Sent to marry Prince Arthur, Crown Prince of England Their marriage proved to be less than she hoped and turns out to be the key to her later life, Erickson returns with another great tale about one of the six wives of Henry VIII On this novel, we tackle Catherine of Aragon, Henry s first and longest serving wife Born to Ferdinand and Isabella, famed Spanish monarchs of Columbus fame Erickson paints young Catherine as one who seeks to match her mother s war prowess, even as a young princess Sent to marry Prince Arthur, Crown Prince of England Their marriage proved to be less than she hoped and turns out to be the key to her later life, as many Tudor fans will know When Arthur dies, Catherine is left in limbo, neither Spain nor England happy that no prince came from the union Through some tricky negotiating, Prince Henry is offered up and their union is sealed by the nympho prince Erickson takes the reader through the many perils of the marriage from the miscarriages that plagued ...


  4. says:

    This review is from The Spanish Queen A Novel of Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon Kindle Edition Lackluster fictionalized biography of Catherine of Aragon, Henry the VIII long suffering first wife Cherished by her mother and tolerated by her philandering father, Catherine is asked to attend her mother in her wedding dress before she departs for her new home, thus setting the stage for bad luck to follow her on the trip to England She is cursed by her father s mistress as she goes overboa This review is from The Spanish Queen A Novel of Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon Kindle Edition Lackluster fictionalized biography of Catherine of Aragon, Henry the VIII long suffering first wife Cherished by her mother and tolerated by her philandering father, Catherine is asked to attend her mother in her wedding dress before she departs for her new home, thus setting the stage for bad luck to follow her on the trip ...


  5. says:

    Carolly Erickson is a master storyteller, and her new novel is not an exception in this sense I have to admit I found it quite entertaining even though I had already read other books about Henry s first wife, both fiction and non fiction At the same time, the book didn t add a newer, novel perspective to what is already known about Catherine as a historical figure Catherine s character is strong, and her first person voice certainly evokes emotion although other novels have created her lyrica Carolly Erickson is a master storyteller, and her new novel is not an exception in this sense I have to admit I found it quite entertaining even though I had already read other books about Henry s first wife, both fiction and non fiction At the same time, the book didn t add a newer, novel perspective to what is already known about Catherine as a historical figure Catherine s character is strong, and her first person voice certainly evokes emotion although other novels have created her lyrical portraits well already The Constant Princess by Phillipa Gregory and the excellent Katharine of Aragon by Jean Plaidy come to mind immediately Catherine is typically described as a devout Catholic and a mother in fact, according to some historians, she could even be called dogged The role of the Catholic faith that drove her life is not described well here Catherine s relationship with Mary was also one of the most significant forces in her existence The abandoned queen and h...


  6. says:

    Well written, well researched and very entertaining novel of Catherine of Aragon first wife of Henry the Eighth A must for any fan of the Tudor era.This was my first book by Carolly Erickson, and I was very favorably impressed I ll definitely seek outby her.I received thi...


  7. says:

    I have a fondness for Catherine of Aragon of all of Henry s wives and this tale of her s was quite pleasurable I love the awful portrayl of Anne Would have likeddetail of her and Henry when they first met but tis okay I still enjoyed the read.


  8. says:

    Definitely not historically accurate but entertaining still


  9. says:

    The book presents a sympathetic portrayal of Catherine of Aragon, Henry VIII s first wife Erickson definitely paints a portrait of a strong and capable woman thrust into a society where she has no chance of having her accomplishments recognized unless she gives birth to a male offspring Giving birth to a son is her primary purpose and nothing else matters Since during the time of Henry VIII s it was still thought that women determined the sex of the baby, she was blamed for failing to provide The book presents a sympathetic portrayal of Catherine of Aragon, Henry VIII s first wife Erickson definitely paints a portrait of a strong and capable woman thrust into a society where she has no chance of having her accomplishments recognized unless she gives birth to a male offspring Giving birth to a son is her primary purpose and nothing else matters Since during the time of Henry VIII s it was still thought that women determined the sex of the baby, she was blamed for failing to provide a son for the King It was all her fault, which seems to be very unfair as we judge in the 21st century Why the English couldn t be satisfied with a princess after witnessing the talents of Catherine of Aragon, I ll never understand, but then we are talking about an age where women were not considered to have any effect on society It was truly a man s world, and women had to fight to be considered as human beings The only reason Catherine of Aragon is remembered so well, was because o...


  10. says:

    Pop Sugar Challenge 2018 book based on a real personIt s been a while since I read a book by Erickson and I forgot how much I love her writing style I read 75% of this book in one day a snow day, no less She has a way of drawing you into the story while still maintaining a majority historical accuracy I also enjoy Tudor fiction and liked to learnabout Catherine With anything during this time period I always hand it to women because it takes a strong, strong woman to deal with the Pop Sugar Challenge 2018 book based on a real personIt s been a while since I read a book...


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The Spanish Queen Reading The Spanish Queen Author Carolly Erickson Brazilianportuguesetranslator.us From The New York Times Bestselling Author Of The Last Wife Of Henry VIII Comes A Powerful And Moving Novel About Catherine Of Aragon, Henry VIII S First Wife And Mother Of Mary IWhen Young Catherine Of Aragon, Proud Daughter Of King Ferdinand And Queen Isabella, Is Sent To England To Marry The Weak Prince Arthur, She Is Unprepared For All That Awaits Her Early Widowhood, The Challenge Of Warfare With The Invading Scots, And The Utimately Futile Attempt To Provide The Realm With A Prince To Secure The Succession She Marries Arthur S Energetic, Athletic Brother Henry, Only To Encounter Fresh Obstacles, Chief Among Them Henry S Infatuation With The Alluring But Wayward Anne Boleyn.In The Spanish Queen, Bestselling Novelist Carolly Erickson Allows The Strong Willed, Redoubtable Queen Catherine To Tell Her Own Story A Tale That Carries Her From The Scented Gardens Of Grenada To The Craggy Mountains Of Wales To The Conflict Ridden Tudor Court Surrounded By Strong Partisans Among The English, And With The Might Of Spanish And Imperial Arms To Defend Her, Catherine Soldiers On, Until Her Union With King Henry Is Severed And She Finds Herself Discarded And Tempted To Take The Most Daring Step Of Her Life.Carolly Erickson S Historical Entertainments Continue To Succeed In Creating A Unique Blend Of Historical Authenticity And Page Turning Drama.


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