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Young and Damned and Fair The Life and Tragedy of Catherine Howard at the Court of Henry VIIICourtiers' labyrinthine deceptions proved fatal to many not just to Catherine Howard England July it is one of the hottest summers on record and the court of Henry VIII is embroiled once again in political scandal Anne Cleves is out Thomas Cromwell is to be executed and in the countryside an aristocratic teenager named Catherine Howard prepares to become fifth wife to the increasingly unpredictable monarch In the five centuries since her death Catherine Howard has been dismissed as 'a wanton' 'inconseuential' and a naïve victim of her ambitious family but the story of her rise and fall offers not only a terrifying and compelling story of an attractive vivacious young woman thrown onto the shores of history thanks to a king's infatuation but an intense portrait of Tudor monarchy in microcosm how royal favour was won granted exercised displayed celebrated and at last betrayed and lost The story of Catherine Howard is both a very dark fairy tale and a gripping political scandal Born into the nobility and married into the royal family during her short life Catherine was almost never alone Attended every waking hour by servants or companions secrets were impossible to keep With his research focus on Catherine's household Gareth Russell has written a narrative that unfurls as if in real time to explain how the ueen's career ended with one of the great scandals of Henry VIII's reign More than a traditional biography this is a very human tale of some terrible decisions made by a young woman and of complex individuals attempting to survive in a dangerous hothouse where the odds were stacked against nearly all of them By illuminating Catherine's entwined upstairsdownstairs worlds and bringing the listener into her daily milieu the author retells her story in an exciting and engaging way that has surprisingly modern resonances and offers a fresh perspective on Henry's fifth wife Young and Damned and Fair is a riveting account of Catherine Howard's tragic marriage to one of history's most powerful rulers It is a grand tale of the Henrician court in its twilight a glittering but pernicious sunset during which the king's unstable behaviour and his courtiers' labyrinthine deceptions proved. It’s not often these days that I will sit down and read much in the way of Tudor history despite the fact that I have plenty of Tudor books sat on my shelf I’ll stick my nose in every now and then sure but every so often a book pops up that makes me remember just why I like Tudor history so much and pulls me back in Young & Damned & Fair is one of these books a diamond in the myriad of Tudor non fiction that’s out there these days I’ve heard people say that Tudor history has been done to death but let me tell you Russell’s book blows that out of the water and offers a new look at one of history’s most tragic ueen’sFrom the moment I picked this up I couldn’t put it down Russell’s writing style made me feel less like I was reading a heavy biography and like I was reading something that had been written for the reader to enjoy From the first word you find yourself immersed in the world of the Tudor court and that is simply because of the wealth of research that Russell has put into this work Everything is taken as is Assumptions are something that just aren’t there in this Here we see every character of the Tudor court with their flaws written out for all to see – these people come across as human which is incredibly rare in biographies of Catherine Howard Either Catherine is vilified as a young teenaged whore or those she had dealings with are seen as demons who deserved everything they got Nothing is black and white in this book Which is precisely as it would have beenHaving read other biographies on Catherine and read about her in books on Henry VIII’s six wives I can one hundred percent tell you all that this book deserves to be seen as the bible on Catherine Howard and her life It is superbly well researched and excellently written – I can see this book opening up the door to Tudor history for a lot of people and Gareth Russell deserves some high praise for this wonderful piece of work

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Young and Damned and Fair: The Life and Tragedy of Catherine Howard at the Court of Henry VIII Download ¾ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ç [PDF / Epub] ☄ Young and Damned and Fair: The Life and Tragedy of Catherine HowarFatal to many not just to Catherine Howard England July it is one of the hottest summers on record and the court of Henry VIII is embroiled once again in political scandal Anne Cleves is out Thomas Cromwell is to be executed and in the countryside an aristocratic teenager named Catherine Howard prepares to become fifth wife to the increasingly unpredictable monarch In the five centuries since her death Catherine Howard has been dismissed as 'a wanton' 'inconseuential' and a naïve victim of her ambitious family but the story of her rise and fall offers not only a terrifying and compelling story of an attractive vivacious young woman thrown onto the shores of history thanks to a king's infatuation but an intense portrait of Tudor monarchy in microcosm how royal favour was won granted exercised displayed celebrated and at last betrayed and lost The story of Catherine Howard is both a very dark fairy tale and a gripping political scandal Born into the nobility and married into the royal family during her short life Catherine was almost never alone Attended every waking hour by servants or companions secrets were impossible to keep With his research focus on Catherine's household Gareth Russell has written a narrative that unfurls as if in real time to explain how the ueen's career ended with one of the great scandals of Henry VIII's reign More than a traditional biography this is a very human tale of some terrible decisions made by a young woman and of complex individuals attempting to survive in a dangerous hothouse where the odds were stacked against nearly all of them By illuminating Catherine's entwined upstairsdownstairs worlds and bringing the listener into her daily milieu the author retells her story in an exciting and engaging way that has surprisingly modern resonances and offers a fresh perspective on Henry's fifth wife Young and Damned and Fair is a riveting account of Catherine Howard's tragic marriage to one of history's most powerful rulers It is a grand tale of the Henrician court in its twilight a glittering but pernicious sunset during which the king's unstable behaviour and his courtiers' labyrinthine deceptions proved fatal to many not just to Catherine Howar. I bought this book to educate myself To me Catherine Howard seemed an obscure figure someone of little importance It is true that she died in her early twenties having done little other than marry the King of England But her story as told by Gareth Russell is a tremendous read He sheds light not only on Catherine herself but on her world and does so in the most sympathetic and interesting way His story is filled with observations about the English sixteenth century about the despotic Henry VIII about religion about the bonds that linked the great families Catherine was a member of one of the richest and most powerful aristocratic clans She was a young woman of great beauty She made the best marriage possible How was it that she fell so dramatically This book is also about human judgement about fecklessness about cruelty about luck and about a destructive love affair Gareth Russell's elegant prose has an effortless touch No dumbing down but easy to read There are three useful appendices maps showing the key locations family trees which are easy to follow and two sets of lovely illustrations

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