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Also by Kate Emerson:

Royal Inheritance, October 2013
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The King's Damsel, August 2012
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At The King's Pleasure, January 2012
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By Royal Decree, December 2010
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Between Two Queens, January 2010
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The Pleasure Palace, March 2009
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The King's Damsel
Kate Emerson

Secrets of the Tudor Court #5
Gallery Books
August 2012
On Sale: August 7, 2012
Featuring: Thomasine Lodge; Princess Mary; Henry VIII
368 pages
ISBN: 1451661495
EAN: 9781451661491
Kindle: B0061Q6DQC
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$16.00
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Historical | Romance Historical

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 Damsel.

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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