Acclaimed author and historian Alison Weir continues her epic Six Tudor Queens series with this third captivating novel, which brings to life Jane Seymour, King Henry VIIIs most cherished bride and mother of his only male heir. Ever since she was a child, Jane has longed for a cloistered life as a nun. But her large noble family has other plans, and, as an adult, Jane is invited to the Kings court to serve as lady-in-waiting for Queen Katherine of Aragon. The devout Katherine shows kindness to all her ladies, almost like a second mother, which makes rumors of Henrys lustful pursuit of Anne Boleynwho is also lady-in-waiting to the queenall the more shocking. For Jane, the betrayal triggers memories of a painful incident that shaped her beliefs about marriage. But once Henry disavows Katherine and secures his new queenaltering the religious landscape of Englandhe turns his eye to another: Jane herself. Urged to return the Kings affection and earn favor for her family, Jane is drawn into a dangerous political game that pits her conscience against her desires. Can Jane be the one to give the King his long-sought-after son or will she meet a fate similar to the women who came before her? Bringing new insight to this compelling story, Weir marries meticulous research with gripping historical fiction to re-create the dramas and intrigues of the most renown court in English history. At its center is a loving and compassionate woman who captures the heart of a king, and whose life will hang in the balance for it....
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Jane Seymour: The Haunted Queen (Six Tudor Queens #3) Reviews
De derde koningin, de ware koningin volgens Henry VIII, maar ook een vrouw waar geschiedkundig niet zo heel veel van geweten is. Weir weet de gaten in de geschiedenis goed op te vullen. Je gelooft dat het misschien wel echt zo verlopen is. Ik kijk al vol verwachting uit naar het boek over Anne of Cleves☺ ...more
I love historical fiction and especially ones that deal with royalty. Sadly, I struggled with this book. As a reader who has never read Alison Weir, I was thrilled to read an advanced copy through Netgalley. What made me struggle through this book was that I felt the characters did not have their own voice.
Because I am new to reading Alison Weir, I can not say how her earlier books compare to this one. Overall, I was not fully engaged in this book and kept picking it up and putting it down.
An excellent, well researched and well-written book, Jane Seymour: The Haunted Queen is the story of the beloved third wife of Henry VIII from her childhood to the end of her short life.
This is an intricate tale about a young Queen who succeeds Anne Boleyn following Anne’s beheading and finds herself enmeshed in court intrigues and machinations.
Her beliefs and principles are challenged as she strives to bring peace to her inner struggles and determine what is right and what is wrong.
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It is always fascinating to this reader to read of the Tudor Queens and the events that led up to their taking their place next to Henry VIII. Alison Weir's books have always been a wonderful way in which to learn and enhance one's understanding of the events that put these women on the throne. This novel was no exception
Jane Seymour never would have foreseen herself as the wife to a king. She was shy, devout to her Catholic faith ...more
The reader first makes Jane Seymour’s acquaintance when she is ten years old. She wants badly to be a nun. While her parents advise her to wait until she is eighteen, Jane finds it very hard to wait. When she enters the convent to make her final decision, she comes to the conclusion that the cloistered life is not for her.
With her brother Edward’s first marriage is in shambles, and the death of her sister Margery to the sweating sickness, not all is going well for the Seymour family. Jan ...more
Isn’t it wonderful when an author has the ability to transport the reader to another place and time in history - to make one feel, hear and see what it felt like to be an integral part of King Henry VIII’s court. I knew little about Jane Seymour, so it was a joy to see her come to life. History paints her as a mainly meek, mouse like woman, but others saw her in a different light. Alison Weir portrays her as a modest, kind hearted woman, but also an educated, principled woman, and one not afraid ...more
3 stars because I love reading about Henry VIII and his wives, but tbh Jane was a boring queen and this was a boring book. I don't really get the reviews raving about Jane. She was bland as fuck in the book, and pretty self-righteous.
Which, of course, her goodness and blandness was what attracted Henry to her...
But it doesn't change the fact that she's still a boring queen.
Netgalley # 19 (and the most exciting one to date!)
Many thanks go to Ballantine, Alison Weir (one of my all-time favorite authors), and Netgalley for the free copy of this book in exchange for my unbiased review.
I'm a HUGE Weir fan. Have been for years. I read everything by her. Seymour, of this series, has been my least favorite of the three. That may be because she is my least favorite queen. She's always seemed so meek and humble and abused by her family. This book does give more insight into ...more