Secrets of the Tudor Court #5
On Sale: August 7, 2012
Featuring: Thomasine Lodge; Princess Mary; Henry VIII
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In the fifth novel in Kate Emerson’s highly acclaimed
Secrets of the Tudor Court series, a young
gentlewoman catches King Henry the Eighth’s roving eye.
In 1533 and again in 1534, Henry the Eighth reportedly kept
a mistress while he was married to Anne Boleyn. Now, that
mistress comes to vivid life in Kate Emerson’s The King’s
A real-life letter from Spanish Ambassador Eustace Chapuys,
written on September 27, 1534, reported that the king had
“renewed and increased the love he formerly bore to another
very handsome young lady of the Court” and that the queen
had tried “to dismiss the damsel from her service.” Other
letters reveal that the mystery woman was a “true friend” of
the Princess (later Queen) Mary, Henry’s daughter by
Catherine of Aragon. Though no one knows who “the king’s
damsel” really was, here Kate Emerson presents her as young
gentlewoman Thomasine Lodge, a lady-in-waiting to King
Henry’s daughter, Princess Mary. Thomasine becomes the
Princess’s confidante, especially as Henry’s marriage to
Catherine dissolves and tensions run high. When the king
procures a divorce in order to marry Anne Boleyn, who is
suspicious and distrustful of Mary, Mary has Thomasine
placed in Anne’s service to be her eyes and ears. And that’s
when she gets the attention of the king...
Rich in historical detail and featuring a wealth of bonus
material, The King’s Damsel is sure to keep readers
coming back for more.
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