The Favored Queen

A Novel of Henry VIII's Third Wife
Erickson, Carolly (Book - 2011 )
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
The Favored Queen

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Authors: Erickson, Carolly, 1943-
Title: The favored queen
a novel of Henry VIII's third wife
Publisher: New York :, St. Martin's Press,, 2011.
Edition: 1st ed.
Characteristics: 295 p. ;,25 cm.
Alternate Title: Henry VIII's third wife
ISBN: 0312596901
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Report This Sep 17, 2013
  • jurban1983 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I don't completely agree with the author's depicting on Jane Seymour however this is an entertaining book if you like anything Tudor related, especially King Henry VIII's 6 queen consorts. Jane Seymour is the one queen consort that really didn't have that much known about her. If you are interested in a more accurate portrayal but with the narrative element of a story plot line, please check out Plain Jane by Lauren Gardner.

Report This Mar 26, 2013
  • mooncat rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

There was nothing about this book that made me want to keep reading it. I found it boring and also found lots of the story line unbelievable so I returned the book half way through it. With similar books from Philippa Gregory to compare with, this book is a real flop.

Report This Mar 02, 2013
  • meyoubou rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

Simple read about a complex period in history.

Report This Jun 27, 2012
  • caiyoung rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

It was a decent book. Very, very easy to read making it a bit dull for me. And the events were told just the same as other ones I've read. It wasn't very exciting for me but if you don't know anything about the Tudors I suggest you read it because it's quick and the details are easy. Not my kind of book but it was decent.

Since I am tolerably familiar with the events surrounding King Henry’s libido, I was pretty sure how the main plot would unfold. No real surprises, but it was a pleasure to hear the tale through Jane’s persona.

Report This Apr 09, 2012
  • shadyladynz rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I really enjoyed this book. Was great to read something about one of Henry's not so well known Queens.

Report This Jan 08, 2012
  • nancytheknitter rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

My first and greatest love is history and I love a good fiction book based on Henry the VIII and his many wives. This one was good but very historically inaccurate. I do wish that authors wouldn't change history so much. I understand that they want to liven up the story but in most cases I don't think that is necessary. It is a good story though but if you are looking for something historically accurate this is not the best of books.

Report This Nov 08, 2011
  • Cdnbookworm rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

This novel is told from the point of view of his third queen, Jane Seymour, but also includes the end of Catherine of Aragon reign and all of Anne Boleyn's reign. Jane was a maid of honour to Catherine of Aragon and to Anne in turn. Here we see her own dreams and how her family's behaviour and her situation caused them to perish before she gained them. We see the relationship she developed with Henry and how her own good nature and moral sense brought her to her own fate. This is an interesting characterization of the historical figure, reimagined by the author.


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Report This Sep 17, 2013
  • jurban1983 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

jurban1983 thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over


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