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Summary

Alison Weir, historian and author of the Sunday Times best-selling Six Tudor Queens series, recounts the story of Henry VIII's last wife - Katharine Parr, the queen who survived him.

A woman torn between love and duty.

Two husbands dead, a boy and a sick man. And now Katharine is free to make her own choice.

The ageing king's eye falls upon her. She cannot refuse him...or betray that she wanted another. 

She becomes the sixth wife - a queen and a friend. Henry loves and trusts her. But Katharine is hiding another secret in her heart, a deeply held faith that could see her burn.... 

Katharine Parr. Henry's final queen. Her story.

Renowned, best-selling historian Alison Weir reveals a warm, clever woman of great fortitude who rose boldly to every turn her life took.

©2021 Alison Weir (P)2021 Headline Publishing Group Ltd

Critic reviews

"This brilliant series has brought Henry VIII's six wives to life as never before. This novel will enthral and inspire, just as much as it will break your heart." (Tracy Borman) 

"Katharine Parr deserves better than to be known just as Henry VIII's sixth wife - the one who survived. And there's no-one better placed than Alison Weir to restore her to her rightful place." (Sarah Gristwood) 

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Enjoyable listen.

Good all round. Was relieved the narrator was different from the authors previous audio books in the same series.
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Excellent

What an excellent series this has been and so well written. The narrator is so important to the enjoyment of the book and Beth Eyre was perfect for this story. Well done

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Good book

What I love about this book is the story from start to finish. Like every book in this series it’s a page Turner! & compared to the rest is it seems to link back to Alisons other book (towards the end) - ‘The Innocent Traitor’ which is nice as it was one of the first books I got of hers. It’s sad to see the series end but if Alison has anything else up here sleeve I will be purchasing! Thank you for the great series.

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Fantastic conclusion

All six books in this series have been amazing to listen to. Thank you Alison. can we now have a similar book for Edward VI and Mary I.

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Excellent

I have read/listened to all six books in this series and I have enjoyed each one more than the previous one. This is an excellent finale to the story of Henry VIII’s wives.

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Great series

I really enjoyed every single one of the series would highly recommend them to all

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disappointing

Bitterly disappointed in this last book.. have for the most part enjoyed the previous 5 but the narrator made dreadful prose even worse.. ended up skipping chapters and then just gave up...

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Let down by the narration

Loved the story, well crafted and researched as all the other books in the series, but I felt let down by the narration. Far too many unnecessary gaps in the speech that left the narration stilted and rather breathy. The other books in the series have been extremely well narrated, but this particular reader was a disappointment with her stop-start speech.

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Excellent as ever

The last of the series of six Tudor queens is the best.
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