We now offer Curbside Plus Services. Bookdrops remain open but buildings are closed. Returned items are quarantined for 6 days before they are checked in. Fines are not charged for quarantined items.

Katherine of Aragon: a novel

Book Cover
Average Rating
5 star
 
(0)
4 star
 
(1)
3 star
 
(1)
2 star
 
(0)
1 star
 
(0)
Publisher:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Pub. Date:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Language:
English
Description
Bestselling author and acclaimed historian Alison Weir takes on what no fiction writer has done before: creating a dramatic six-book series in which each novel covers one of King Henry VIII's wives. In this captivating opening volume, Weir brings to life the tumultuous tale of Katherine of Aragon, Henry's first, devoted, and "true" queen. A princess of Spain, Catalina is only sixteen years old when she sets foot on the shores of England. The youngest daughter of the powerful monarchs Ferdinand and Isabella, Catalina is a coveted prize for a royal marriage--and Arthur, Prince of Wales, and heir to the English throne, has won her hand. But tragedy strikes and Catalina, now Princess Katherine, is betrothed to the future Henry VIII. She must wait for his coming-of-age, an ordeal that tests her resolve, casts doubt on her trusted confidantes, and turns her into a virtual prisoner. Katherine's patience is rewarded when she becomes Queen of England. The affection between Katherine and Henry is genuine, but forces beyond her control threaten to rend her marriage, and indeed the nation, apart. Henry has fallen under the spell of Katherine's maid of honor, Anne Boleyn. Now Katherine must be prepared to fight, to the end if God wills it, for her faith, her legitimacy, and her heart. Praise for Katherine of Aragon, The True Queen "Alison Weir starts off her fictional series about the wives of Henry VIII with a nuanced portrayal of Katherine of Aragon." -- The Christian Science Monitor "Weir is excellent on the little details that bring a world to life." --The Guardian "As always, Weir demonstrates a keen eye for crafting dramatic scenes of beautiful, accurate detail, instilling in the reader a vivid sense of being there. . . . If this greatly impressive inaugural installment is any indication, Tudor lovers have much to look forward to." -- Booklist (starred review) "Vividly detailed . . . Weir brings considerable expertise to her fictional retelling of the life of Katherine of Aragon. . . . [The author] portrays her sympathetically as both credulous and steely." -- Kirkus Reviews "An illuminating and engaging portrait of 'the true queen.'" -- Historical Novels Review "[Weir's] fresh approach to Henry's first wife [is] a wonderful place to start for those unfamiliar with Katherine's story. Weir's portrayal is far from that of a weak, victimized woman, but one of a courageous, strong, devoted queen fighting for her life and rights. An easy, quick read to begin the series." -- RT Book Reviews "In this first novel of the Six Tudor Queens series, Alison Weir dazzlingly brings Katherine of Aragon to life. Based on extensive new research, it is a portrayal that shatters the many myths about Henry VIII's long-suffering first wife. Far from being the one-dimensional victim of history, she emerges as a charismatic, indomitable, and courageous heroine whose story never fails to enthrall." --Tracy Borman, author of Thomas Cromwell "Yet again, Alison Weir has managed to intertwine profound historical knowledge with huge emotional intelligence, to compose a work that throws light on an endlessly fascinating figure. But her real gift in all of this is making it feel so fresh and alive." --Charles Spencer, author of Killers of the King
Also in This Series
More Like This
More Details
ISBN:
9781101966488
9781410490162
9781101966495
9781501905636
9781501905629
9781101966501
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID55de3e10-9a25-0220-13a2-4a99200a8bd1
Grouping Titlekatherine of aragon the true queen
Grouping Authoralison weir
Grouping Categorybook
Grouping LanguageEnglish (eng)
Last Grouping Update2020-09-18 04:16:44AM
Last Indexed2020-09-18 04:45:18AM
Novelist Primary ISBNnone

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_point_value0
accelerated_reader_reading_level0
auth_author2Landor, Rosalyn.
Prebble, Simon.
authorWeir, Alison.
author2-roleLandor, Rosalyn.Narrator
Prebble, Simon.|Narrator
Recorded Books, Inc.
cloudLibrary
author_displayWeir, Alison
available_at_aacplBroadneck Library
Busch Annapolis Library
Crofton Library
Deale Library
Eastport-Annapolis Neck Library
Edgewater Library
Glen Burnie Library
Linthicum Library
Maryland City at Russett Library
Mountain Road Library
Odenton Library
Online OverDrive Collection
Severn Library
Severna Park Library
collection_aacplADULT
CLOUD LIBRARY
detailed_location_aacplBroadneck Library - Audiobooks
Busch Annapolis Library - Adult Fiction
Crofton Library - Audiobooks
Crofton Library - Large Print Fiction and Nonfiction
Deale Library - Audiobooks
Eastport-Annapolis Neck Library - Adult Fiction
Eastport-Annapolis Neck Library - Audiobooks
Eastport-Annapolis Neck Library - Large Print Fiction and Nonfiction
Edgewater Library - Audiobooks
Glen Burnie Library - Audiobooks
Linthicum Library - Audiobooks
Linthicum Library - Large Print Fiction and Nonfiction
Maryland City at Russett Library - Audiobooks
Mountain Road Library - Adult Fiction
Odenton Library - Adult Fiction
Odenton Library - Audiobooks
Online
Online OverDrive Collection
Severn Library - Audiobooks
Severna Park Library - Adult Fiction
Severna Park Library - Audiobooks
display_descriptionBestselling author and acclaimed historian Alison Weir takes on what no fiction writer has done before: creating a dramatic six-book series in which each novel covers one of King Henry VIII's wives. In this captivating opening volume, Weir brings to life the tumultuous tale of Katherine of Aragon, Henry's first, devoted, and "true" queen.

A princess of Spain, Catalina is only sixteen years old when she sets foot on the shores of England. The youngest daughter of the powerful monarchs Ferdinand and Isabella, Catalina is a coveted prize for a royal marriage—and Arthur, Prince of Wales, and heir to the English throne, has won her hand. But tragedy strikes and Catalina, now Princess Katherine, is betrothed to the future Henry VIII. She must wait for his coming-of-age, an ordeal that tests her resolve, casts doubt on her trusted confidantes, and turns her into a virtual prisoner.

Katherine's patience is rewarded when she becomes Queen of England. The affection between Katherine and Henry is genuine, but forces beyond her control threaten to rend her marriage, and indeed the nation, apart. Henry has fallen under the spell of Katherine's maid of honor, Anne Boleyn. Now Katherine must be prepared to fight, to the end if God wills it, for her faith, her legitimacy, and her heart.
Praise for Katherine of Aragon, The True Queen

"Alison Weir starts off her fictional series about the wives of Henry VIII with a nuanced portrayal of Katherine of Aragon."The Christian Science Monitor

"Weir is excellent on the little details that bring a world to life."—The Guardian
"As always, Weir demonstrates a keen eye for crafting dramatic scenes of beautiful, accurate detail, instilling in the reader a vivid sense of being there. . . . If this greatly impressive inaugural installment is any indication, Tudor lovers have much to look forward to."Booklist (starred review)

"Vividly detailed . . . Weir brings considerable expertise to her fictional retelling of the life of Katherine of Aragon. . . . [The author] portrays her sympathetically as both credulous and steely."Kirkus Reviews

"An illuminating and engaging portrait of 'the true queen.'"Historical Novels Review

"[Weir's] fresh approach to Henry's first wife [is] a wonderful place to start for those unfamiliar with Katherine's story. Weir's portrayal is far from that of a weak, victimized woman, but one of a courageous, strong, devoted queen fighting for her life and rights. An easy, quick read to begin the series."RT Book Reviews
"In this first novel of the Six Tudor Queens series, Alison Weir dazzlingly brings Katherine of Aragon to life. Based on extensive new research, it is a portrayal that shatters the many myths about Henry VIII's long-suffering first wife. Far from being the one-dimensional victim of history, she emerges as a charismatic, indomitable, and courageous heroine whose story never fails to enthrall."—Tracy Borman, author of Thomas Cromwell

"Yet again, Alison Weir has managed to intertwine profound historical knowledge with huge emotional intelligence, to compose a work that throws light on an endlessly fascinating figure. But her real gift in all of this is making it feel so fresh and alive."—Charles Spencer, author of Killers of the King
format_aacplAudio CD
Book
Large Print
eAudiobook
eBook
format_category_aacplAudio Books
Books
eBook
id55de3e10-9a25-0220-13a2-4a99200a8bd1
isbn9781101966488
9781101966495
9781101966501
9781410490162
9781501905629
9781501905636
item_details
Bib IdItem IdShelf LocCall NumFormatFormat CategoryNum CopiesIs Order ItemIs eContenteContent SourceeContent FileeContent URLsubformatDetailed StatusLast CheckinLocationSub-location
ils:a130200831997098109499Broadneck Library - Audiobooks(COMPACT DISC) FICTION (W)1falsefalseOn ShelfFeb 10, 2020BDN
ils:a130200831997098109689Maryland City at Russett Library - Audiobooks(COMPACT DISC) FICTION (W)1falsefalseOn ShelfSep 22, 2019MDC
ils:a130200831997098109226Glen Burnie Library - Audiobooks(COMPACT DISC) FICTION (W)1falsefalseOn ShelfOct 21, 2019NCO
ils:a130200831997098109184Severna Park Library - Audiobooks(COMPACT DISC) FICTION (W)1falsefalseOn ShelfFeb 08, 2020S-PK
ils:a130200831997098109150Edgewater Library - Audiobooks(COMPACT DISC) FICTION (W)1falsefalseOn ShelfOct 11, 2019EDG
ils:a130200831997098109176Eastport-Annapolis Neck Library - Audiobooks(COMPACT DISC) FICTION (W)1falsefalseOn ShelfDec 11, 2019EAN
ils:a130200831997098109234Deale Library - Audiobooks(COMPACT DISC) FICTION (W)1falsefalseOn ShelfDec 04, 2019SCO
ils:a130200831997098109200Linthicum Library - Audiobooks(COMPACT DISC) FICTION (W)1falsefalseOn ShelfDec 19, 2019LIN
ils:a130200831997098109242Severn Library - Audiobooks(COMPACT DISC) FICTION (W)1falsefalseOn ShelfJun 11, 2018PRO
ils:a130200831997098109192Crofton Library - Audiobooks(COMPACT DISC) FICTION (W)1falsefalseOn ShelfDec 23, 2019CRO
ils:a130200831997098109507Odenton Library - Audiobooks(COMPACT DISC) FICTION (W)1falsefalseOn ShelfJul 16, 2019WCO
ils:a127903931997106721905Busch Annapolis Library - Adult FictionFICTION (W)1falsefalseOn ShelfApr 14, 2020ANN
ils:a127903931997095063103Eastport-Annapolis Neck Library - Adult FictionFICTION (W)1falsefalseOn HoldAug 15, 2019EAN
ils:a127903931997095063087Odenton Library - Adult FictionFICTION (W)1falsefalseChecked OutSep 14, 2020WCO
ils:a127903931997095063111Mountain Road Library - Adult FictionFICTION (W)1falsefalseOn ShelfAug 19, 2019MTR
ils:a127903931997095063129Severna Park Library - Adult FictionFICTION (W)1falsefalseChecked OutAug 18, 2020S-PK
external_econtent:ils:a14904041490404-1001OnlineCLOUD LIBRARYeBookeBook1falsetrueCLOUD LIBRARYhttps://ebook.yourcloudlibrary.com/library/AACPL-document_id-kdh92g9Available OnlineZ-ELIBRARY
ils:a131475931997095245080Linthicum Library - Large Print Fiction and NonfictionFICTION (W)1falsefalseOn ShelfJan 29, 2020LIN
ils:a131475931997095245056Eastport-Annapolis Neck Library - Large Print Fiction and NonfictionFICTION (W)1falsefalseOn ShelfAug 03, 2019EAN
ils:a131475931997095245098Crofton Library - Large Print Fiction and NonfictionFICTION (W)1falsefalseOn ShelfJun 10, 2019CRO
overdrive:26ee46b7-9006-4673-af7d-306ddee180ec1Online OverDrive CollectionOnline OverDriveeBookeBook1falsetrueOverDriveAdobe EPUB eBook, Kindle Book, OverDrive ReadAvailable Online
rbdigital:rbdZ11725rbdZ11725RBdigitalOnline RBdigitaleAudiobookAudio Books1falsetrueRBdigitalhttps://annearundelcomd.rbdigital.com/#titles/9781501905636Available OnlineRBdigital
itype_aacplAdult Audiobook on CD
Adult General Fiction
Electronic Book
Large Print
last_indexed2020-09-18T08:45:18.747Z
lexile_score-1
literary_formFiction
literary_form_fullFiction
local_callnumber_aacpl(COMPACT DISC) FICTION (W)
CLOUD LIBRARY
FICTION (W)
Online OverDrive
owning_library_aacplAnne Arundel County Public Library
Anne Arundel County Public Library Online
owning_location_aacplBroadneck Library
Busch Annapolis Library
Crofton Library
Deale Library
Eastport-Annapolis Neck Library
Edgewater Library
Glen Burnie Library
Linthicum Library
Maryland City at Russett Library
Mountain Road Library
Odenton Library
Online OverDrive Collection
Severn Library
Severna Park Library
primary_isbn9781101966488
publishDate2016
record_details
Bib IdFormatFormat CategoryEditionLanguagePublisherPublication DatePhysical Description
ils:a1302008Audio CDAudio BooksUnabridged.EnglishRecorded Books, p2016.18 sound discs (22 hr., 15 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
ils:a1279039BookBooksFirst edition.EnglishBallantine Books, 2016.602 pages : genealogical table ; 25 cm.
external_econtent:ils:a1490404eBookeBookEnglishRandom House Publishing Group, 2016.624 p.
ils:a1314759Large PrintBooksLarge print edition.EnglishThorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2016.981 pages (large print) : genealogical tables ; 23 cm.
ils:a1490404eBookeBookEnglishRandom House Publishing Group, 2016.624 p.
overdrive:26ee46b7-9006-4673-af7d-306ddee180eceBookeBookEnglishRandom House Publishing Group2016
rbdigital:rbdZ11725eAudiobookAudio BooksUnabridged.EnglishRecorded Books ;2016, p2016.1 online resource (14 hr., 45 min.)
recordtypegrouped_work
scoping_details_aacpl
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
ils:a130200831997098109499On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:a130200831997098109689On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:a130200831997098109226On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:a130200831997098109184On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:a130200831997098109150On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:a130200831997098109176On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:a130200831997098109234On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:a130200831997098109200On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:a130200831997098109242On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:a130200831997098109192On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:a130200831997098109507On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:a127903931997106721905On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:a127903931997095063103Checked OutOn Holdfalsefalsetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:a127903931997095063087Checked OutChecked Outfalsefalsetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:a127903931997095063111On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:a127903931997095063129Checked OutChecked Outfalsefalsetruefalsefalsetrue
external_econtent:ils:a14904041490404-1001Available OnlineAvailable Onlinefalsetruefalsefalsefalsetrue
ils:a131475931997095245080On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:a131475931997095245056On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:a131475931997095245098On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue
overdrive:26ee46b7-9006-4673-af7d-306ddee180ec1Available OnlineAvailable Onlinefalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue
rbdigital:rbdZ11725rbdZ11725Available OnlineAvailable Onlinefalsetruefalsefalsefalsefalse
seriesSix Tudor Queens
Thorndike Press large print historical fiction
series_with_volumeSix Tudor queens|1
Thorndike Press large print historical fiction|
subject_facet
Anne Boleyn, -- Queen, consort of Henry VIII, King of England, -- 1507-1536 -- Fiction
Arthur, -- Prince of Wales, -- 1486-1502 -- Fiction
Audiobooks
Audiobooks (CD)
Biographical -- FICTION
Biographical fiction
Catherine, -- of Aragon, Queen, consort of Henry VIII, King of England, -- 1485-1536 -- Fiction
Downloadable audio books
Electronic books
England -- Court and courtiers -- History -- 16th century -- Fiction
England -- Court and courtiers -- History -- 16th century -- Fiction -- Audiobooks (CD)
Great Britain -- History -- Henry VIII, 1485-1509 -- Fiction
Great Britain -- History -- Henry VIII, 1509-1547 -- Fiction
Great Britain -- History -- Henry VIII, 1509-1547 -- Fiction -- Audiobooks (CD)
Great Britain -- History -- Tudors, 1485-1603 -- Fiction
Great Britain -- History -- Tudors, 1485-1603 -- Fiction -- Audiobooks (CD)
HISTORY / Europe / France
Henry -- VIII, -- King of England, -- 1491-1547 -- Fiction
Historical -- FICTION
Historical fiction
Historical fiction. -- Audiobooks (CD)
History
Inheritance and succession -- Fiction
Large type books
Queens -- Great Britain -- Fiction
Sagas -- FICTION
title_displayKatherine of Aragon : the true queen
title_fullKatherine of Aragon : the true queen / Alison Weir
Katherine of Aragon [large print] : the true queen / Alison Weir
Katherine of Aragon [sound recording] : the true queen / Alison Weir
Katherine of Aragon, The True Queen A Novel [eBook] Weir, Alison.
Katherine of Aragon, the True Queen
Katherine of Aragon, the true queen [electronic resource] : a novel / Alison Weir
title_shortKatherine of Aragon
title_suba novel
topic_facetAnne Boleyn
Arthur
Audiobooks (CD)
Biographical
Catherine
Court and courtiers
Fiction
HISTORY / Europe / France
Henry
Historical
Historical Fiction
History
Inheritance and succession
Large type books
Literature
Queens
Sagas