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The Resource Young and damned and fair : the life of Catherine Howard, fifth wife of King Henry VIII, Gareth Russell

Young and damned and fair : the life of Catherine Howard, fifth wife of King Henry VIII, Gareth Russell

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Young and damned and fair : the life of Catherine Howard, fifth wife of King Henry VIII
Title
Young and damned and fair
Title remainder
the life of Catherine Howard, fifth wife of King Henry VIII
Statement of responsibility
Gareth Russell
Title variation
Life of Catherine Howard, fifth wife of King Henry VIII
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Written with narrative flair and historical authority, this biography of the tragic life of Catherine Howard, fifth wife of Henry VIII, breaks new ground in our understanding of the young, doomed woman who became queen at a time of unprecedented social and political tension. On the morning of July 28, 1540, as King Henry VIII's former confidant Thomas Cromwell was being led to his execution, a teenager named Catherine Howard began her reign as queen of a country simmering with rebellion and terrifying uncertainty. Nineteen months later, she was on the scaffold, accused of adultery and high treason. Until now, Catherine's story has been incomplete. Unlike previous accounts of her life, which portray her as a naive victim of an ambitious family, this compelling and authoritative biography reexamines her motives and social milieu, including both fellow aristocrats and the servants who eventually conspired against her. By illuminating Catherine's entwined upstairs/downstairs worlds and societal tensions beyond the palace walls, Gareth Russell offers a fascinating portrait of court life and the forces that led to Catherine's execution--from diplomatic pressure and international politics to the long-festering resentments against the queen's household at court. Including a forgotten text of Catherine's confession, Young and Damned and Fair changes our understanding of one of history's most famous women while telling the compelling and very human story of complex individuals attempting to survive in a dangerous age."--Jacket
Summary
Traces the tragic life of Henry VIII's doomed fifth wife against a backdrop of unprecedented social and political tensions and offers insight into her ambitious family and the errors in judgment that led to her execution
Tone
Writing style
Biography type
individual biography
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10558736
Cataloging source
DLC
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Russell, Gareth
Dewey number
  • 942.05/2092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DA333.H7
LC item number
R87 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Catherine Howard
  • Henry
  • Catharine Howard
  • Henry
  • Queens
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • Kings and rulers
  • Marriage
  • Queens
  • England
  • Great Britain
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the life of Catherine Howard, fifth wife of King Henry VIII
Label
Young and damned and fair : the life of Catherine Howard, fifth wife of King Henry VIII, Gareth Russell
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 345-415) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The hour of our death -- "Our fathers in their generation" -- Lord Edmund's daughter -- The Howards of Horsham -- "Mad wenches" -- "The King's highness did cast a fantasy" -- "The charms of Catherine Howard" -- "The Queen of Britain will not forget" -- "All these ladies and my whole kingdom" -- The Queen's brothers -- The return of Francis Dereham -- Jewels -- Lent -- "For they will look upon you" -- The errands of Morris and Webb -- The girl in the silver dress -- The chase -- Waiting for the King of Scots -- "Being examined by my lord of Canterbury" -- A greater abomination -- The King has changed his love into hatred -- Ars moriendi -- The shade of Persephone
Control code
ocn944380442
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
xxiv, 436 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781501108631
Lccn
2016016842
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), map
System control number
(OCoLC)944380442
Label
Young and damned and fair : the life of Catherine Howard, fifth wife of King Henry VIII, Gareth Russell
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 345-415) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The hour of our death -- "Our fathers in their generation" -- Lord Edmund's daughter -- The Howards of Horsham -- "Mad wenches" -- "The King's highness did cast a fantasy" -- "The charms of Catherine Howard" -- "The Queen of Britain will not forget" -- "All these ladies and my whole kingdom" -- The Queen's brothers -- The return of Francis Dereham -- Jewels -- Lent -- "For they will look upon you" -- The errands of Morris and Webb -- The girl in the silver dress -- The chase -- Waiting for the King of Scots -- "Being examined by my lord of Canterbury" -- A greater abomination -- The King has changed his love into hatred -- Ars moriendi -- The shade of Persephone
Control code
ocn944380442
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
xxiv, 436 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781501108631
Lccn
2016016842
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), map
System control number
(OCoLC)944380442

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