The Resource The king's curse, Philippa Gregory

The king's curse, Philippa Gregory

Label
The king's curse
Title
The king's curse
Statement of responsibility
Philippa Gregory
Title variation
  • Last rose
  • kings curse
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"From the #1 New York Times bestselling author behind the Starz original series The White Queen comes the story of lady-in-waiting Margaret Pole and her unique view of King Henry VIII's stratospheric rise to power in Tudor England. Regarded as yet another threat to the volatile King Henry VII's claim to the throne, Margaret Pole, cousin to Elizabeth of York (known as the White Princess) and daughter of George, Duke of Clarence, is married off to a steady and kind Lancaster supporter--Sir Richard Pole. For his loyalty, Sir Richard is entrusted with the governorship of Wales, but Margaret's contented daily life is changed forever with the arrival of Arthur, the young Prince of Wales, and his beautiful bride, Katherine of Aragon. Margaret soon becomes a trusted advisor and friend to the honeymooning couple, hiding her own royal connections in service to the Tudors. After the sudden death of Prince Arthur, Katherine leaves for London a widow, and fulfills her deathbed promise to her husband by marrying his brother, Henry VIII. Margaret's world is turned upside down by the surprising summons to court, where she becomes the chief lady-in-waiting to Queen Katherine. But this charmed life of the wealthiest and "holiest" woman in England lasts only until the rise of Anne Boleyn, and the dramatic deterioration of the Tudor court. Margaret has to choose whether her allegiance is to the increasingly tyrannical king, or to her beloved queen; to the religion she loves or the theology which serves the new masters. Caught between the old world and the new, Margaret Pole has to find her own way as she carries the knowledge of an old curse on all the Tudors"--
Member of
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10321598
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gregory, Philippa
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6057.R386
LC item number
K57 2014
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Cousins' war
Series volume
0006
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Salisbury, Margaret Pole
  • Henry
  • Henry
  • Salisbury, Margaret Pole
  • Ladies-in-waiting
  • Nobility
  • FICTION / Historical
  • FICTION / Romance / Historical
  • Ladies-in-waiting
  • Nobility
  • Great Britain
  • England
  • Great Britain
Label
The king's curse, Philippa Gregory
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1044070
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
612 pages
Isbn
9781451626117
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014009261
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
maps, genealogical tables
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781451626117
  • (OCoLC)862789124
Label
The king's curse, Philippa Gregory
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1044070
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
612 pages
Isbn
9781451626117
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014009261
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
maps, genealogical tables
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781451626117
  • (OCoLC)862789124

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