The Constant Princess

by Philippa Gregory | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0743272498 Global Overview for this book
Registered by dutch-flybabe of Ede, Gelderland Netherlands on 10/14/2006
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Journal Entry 1 by dutch-flybabe from Ede, Gelderland Netherlands on Saturday, October 14, 2006
Registered for jayd at the meeting in OBCZGouda.

'Editorial Reviews

From Publishers Weekly
As youngest daughter to the Spanish monarchs and crusaders King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella, Catalina, princess of Wales and of Spain, was promised to the English Prince Arthur when she was three. She leaves Spain at 15 to fulfill her destiny as queen of England, where she finds true love with Arthur (after some initial sourness) as they plot the future of their kingdom together. Arthur dies young, however, leaving Catalina a widow and ineligible for the throne. Before his death, he extracts a promise from his wife to marry his younger brother Henry in order to become queen anyway, have children and rule as they had planned, a situation that can only be if Catalina denies that Arthur was ever her lover. Gregory's latest (after Earthly Joys) compellingly dramatizes how Catalina uses her faith, her cunning and her utter belief in destiny to reclaim her rightful title. By alternating tight third-person narration with Catalina's unguarded thoughts and gripping dialogue, the author presents a thorough, sympathetic portrait of her heroine and her transformation into Queen Katherine. Gregory's skill for creating suspense pulls the reader along despite the historical novel's foregone conclusion. Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

Book Description
"I am Catalina, Princess of Spain, daughter of the two greatest monarchs the world has ever known...and I will be Queen of England."
Thus, bestselling author Philippa Gregory introduces one of her most unforgettable heroines: Katherine of Aragon. Known to history as the Queen who was pushed off her throne by Anne Boleyn, here is a Katherine the world has forgotten: the enchanting princess that all England loved. First married to Henry VIII's older brother, Arthur, Katherine's passion turns their arranged marriage into a love match; but when Arthur dies, the merciless English court and her ambitious parents -- the crusading King and Queen of Spain -- have to find a new role for the widow. Ultimately, it is Katherine herself who takes control of her own life by telling the most audacious lie in English history, leading her to the very pinnacle of power in England.
Set in the rich beauty of Moorish Spain and the glamour of the Tudor court, The Constant Princess presents a woman whose constancy helps her endure betrayal, poverty, and despair, until the inevitable moment when she steps into the role she has prepared for all her life: Henry VIII's Queen, Regent, and commander of the English army in their greatest victory against Scotland.'

Released 12 yrs ago (10/14/2006 UTC) at OBCZGouda, studiezaal bibliotheek (gesloten) in Gouda, Zuid-Holland Netherlands



On the table.

Journal Entry 3 by AnnevO from Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland Netherlands on Saturday, October 14, 2006
Meegenomen van de meeting in Gouda.

Journal Entry 4 by AnnevO from Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland Netherlands on Thursday, October 02, 2008
This book will be released in London, near the river Thames. When Catalina (aka Katherine) lived in England, the river Thames had ample room to rise and fall. Nowadays, the Thames Barrier protects London from being flooded when high tide and a storm surge from sea are combined. Perhaps Catalina visited the area now know as Thames Barrier Park...

Journal Entry 5 by AnnevO at Thames Barrier Park in Docklands, Greater London United Kingdom on Thursday, October 02, 2008

Released 10 yrs ago (10/4/2008 UTC) at Thames Barrier Park in Docklands, Greater London United Kingdom



This book will be released as part of the Dutch BC Monopoly game. In week 13, my team has to release a book in a park. This book about princess Catalina (Katherine) will be released near the river Thames.

Journal Entry 6 by SamSALON from London, Greater London United Kingdom on Wednesday, February 25, 2009
This was such a wonderful book, I actually went out and bought all of the other books as well!! Thank you for the person who left it because I have found a new favourite author!! ;)

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