Top-selling historian and author, Alison Weir, recounts the story of Henry VIII’s last wife – Katharine Parr, the queen who survived him.
Described as an ‘incomparable woman’, Katharine was 30 years old and twice widowed when she became Henry’s sixth wife in 1543 – and in love with someone else. She was also a closet heretic who risked burning at the stake if her secret was discovered.
Despite the dangerous deceptions that clouded her married life, Katharine and Henry forged a relationship based on love and respect.
Katharine Parr: The Sixth Wife is Alison Weir’s 11th published novel and the final book in the Six Tudor Queens series, the previous five novels all Sunday Times bestsellers.
Duration: 1 hour
‘For the first time I felt as though, thanks to Alison’s skilful writing and storytelling, I came to ‘’know’’ Katharine. The book is utterly exceptional and beautifully crafted.’ Nicola Tallis
‘With stunning period detail and compelling drama throughout, Katharine emerges as a woman far ahead of her time: fiercely intelligent, courageous, passionate and inspiring, charting a course through the deadly waters of the Tudor court.’ Tracy Borman