On the Eleventh Day of Christmas – Book 1

On the eleventh day of Christmas On the Tudor Trail gave to me the chance to win a copy of Katherine Howard: A New History by Conor Byrne.

To be in the running to win this book, leave a comment after this post.

Conditions of Entry

For your chance to win a copy of Katherine Howard: A New History, you must be subscribed to On the Tudor Trail’s newsletter (if you are not already, sign up on our homepage where it says ‘Free Enewsletter Subscription’).

Then simply leave a comment after this post between now and 31 December 2017. Don’t forget to leave your name and a contact email. Please note that I have comment moderation activated and need to ‘approve’ comments before they appear. There is no need to submit your comment twice.

This giveaway is open internationally.

One winner will be randomly selected and contacted by email shortly after the competition closes. Please ensure you’ve added natalie@onthetudortrail.com to your address book to avoid missing my email.

Good luck!

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Book Synopsis

In this full-length biography of Katherine Howard, Henry VIII’s fifth wife, Conor Byrne reconsiders Katherine’s brief reign and the circumstances of her life, stripping away the complex layers of myths and misconceptions to reveal a credible portrait of this tragic queen.

By reinterpreting her life in the context of cultural customs and expectations surrounding sexuality, fertility and family honour, Byrne exposes the limitations of conceptualising Katherine as either ‘whore’ or ‘victim’. His more rounded view of the circumstances in which she found herself and the expectations of her society allows the historical Katherine to emerge.

Katherine has long been condemned by historians for being a promiscuous and frivolous consort who partied away her days and revelled in male attention, but Byrne’s reassessment conveys the mature and thoughtful ways in which Katherine approached her queenship. It was a tragedy that her life was controlled by predators seeking to advance themselves at her expense, whatever the cost.

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  1. Would love to read this!

  2. I’ve always thought that there so much more to Katherine Howard than the controversial misconceptions surrounding her. I feel like there’s so much unknown about her and there’s a story waiting to be told. I would love to read this

  3. Katie Rodriguez says:

    I would love to read a different point of view about Katherine Howard. I feel she is judged very wrongly!

  4. Stephanie Gould says:

    My second favorite wife. 🙂

  5. Nicola Dunn says:

    Would love to read this

  6. Thank you for this opportunity.

  7. Me please

  8. My favorite reading genre, I love historical novels!

  9. Looking forward to another viewpoint on her story.

  10. This looks so good!

  11. I’ve always thought, “poor girl”. Would love to read this….thanks for the chance to win!

  12. This is another book on my wish list!

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