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The Constant Princess
The Constant Princess | Philippa Gregory
From #1 New York Times bestselling author and queen of royal fiction (USA TODAY) Philippa Gregory comes the remarkable story of Katherine of Aragon, Princess of Spain, daughter of two great monarchs, and eventual Queen of England when she marries the infamous King Henry VIII.Daughter of Queen Isabella and King Ferdinand of Spain, Katherine has been fated her whole life to marry Prince Arthur of England. When they meet and are married, the match becomes as passionate as it is politically expedient. The young lovers revel in each others company and plan the England they will make together. But tragically, aged only fifteen, Arthur falls ill and extracts from his sixteen-year-old bride a deathbed promise to marry his brother, Henry; become Queen; and fulfill their dreams and her destiny. Widowed and alone in the avaricious world of the Tudor court, Katherine has to sidestep her father-in-laws desire for her and convince him, and an incredulous Europe, that her marriage to Arthur was never consummated, that there is no obstacle to marriage with Henry. For seven years, she endures the treachery of spies, the humiliation of poverty, and intense loneliness and despair while she waits for the inevitable moment when she will step into the role she has prepared for all her life. Then, like her warrior mother, Katherine must take to the battlefield and save England when its old enemies the Scots come over the border and there is no one to stand against them but the new Queen.
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Sha0102
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Loved it! as usual her books are amazing historical fiction!!! 📚🤩📚

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Sha0102
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Cool weather + Tea + Book = Perfect

rather_be_reading omg that tea sounds like it will delicious!! 6mo
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MallenNC
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I just started watching The Spanish Princess, which is based on these two books. Loving Henry VIII definitely had #Consequences for Katherine of Aragon and the rest of the six. #AMonthofSongs

OriginalCyn620 Yes, it did! Good choice! 6mo
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MellieAntoinette
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So many good tv shows based on books. Which are you most interested in watching?

IndyHannaJones WAIT WHAT!? Tell me more about the Rook Tv show? 6mo
MellieAntoinette All I know is it‘s a Starz original tv show. 6mo
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umbrellagirl
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Happiness is... a well-packed carry-on. BOS-LHR.

Not shown: themed reads for this trip, The Constant Princess (Hampton Court), Major Pettigrew‘s Last Stand, and a bit of Jane (Bath). Agatha Christie audiobooks loaded on Hoopla for bus and train consumption.

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squirrelbrain
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#timbittunes
#constantcraving

Haven‘t read this one yet as I‘m trying to read the series in order... this is number 6 (I think!)

Cinfhen Interesting... @TrishB just posted the Constant Queen!!!! 😂 9mo
squirrelbrain I know @Cinfhen - I saw that just before I posted mine! Great minds... @TrishB ! 9mo
TrishB Indeed 😁 9mo
TheKidUpstairs Great choice! 9mo
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EllanaRose
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I'm not sure how much of the book was accurate to history but I still enjoyed reading it
#24in48

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EllanaRose
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And started this when I didn't have Internet access. Let's keep going!
#24in48

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Ericalambbrown
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“Tell me a story . . . “ I liked this telling of Catherine of Aragon‘s story prior to the whole ugly business with the annulment and the Boleyns. I particularly enjoyed that it didn‘t shy away from the influence Arab culture and war fighting had on her due to the Moorish occupation of Spain. You don‘t often find historical fiction about her that mentions how interesting her own story was - she‘s typically just Henry VIII‘s Rejecto Girl.

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wanderinglynn
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Mehso-so

#BackpackEurope update: I finally made it through Spain! Heading next to Belgium. But since I have to go through France, my next read will be The Elegance of the Hedgehog by French author Muriel Barbery.

Read all about my “visit” to Spain: http://wanderinglynn.com/2018/07/26/from-spain-back-to-france/

My full review of the tagged book:
https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2471552944

BookishBlonde12 Gorgeous! ✨ 1y
Reviewsbylola LOVED Hedgehog. Enjoy! 1y
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wanderinglynn @Reviewsbylola I will! Thanks! 1y
Texreader Awesome!!! 1y
tracey38 Photos are gorgeous! 1y
wanderinglynn @tracey38 thanks, but I can‘t take credit for anything other than putting them in the collage as I got the photos from the web. Although I‘d rather be in Europe than sitting at my desk! 😉 1y
tracey38 @wanderinglynn yes, I've always wanted to travel and see this beauty in person. 1y
wanderinglynn @tracey38 Yes! Spain and Greece are both high on my list. I just need to find a new travel buddy (my former travel friend unexpectedly got pregnant ... with twins, so she won‘t be going anywhere for a while). 1y
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wanderinglynn
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In DFW on a 2-hour layover, so I‘m enjoying a nice lunch whilst reading my Spain book. #backpackeurope

tracey38 Your lunch looks good! 1y
wanderinglynn @tracey38 Not bad for airport food. It‘s the strawberry chicken salad with goat cheese at Friday‘s. It was rather tasty 😋 1y
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Sace While not Katherine of Aragon I also recommend the Ferdinand and Isabella trilogy by Jean Plaidy (first book tagged.) 1y
Reecaspieces Loved this book! 1y
wanderinglynn Thanks @RestlessFickleBookHoarder ☺️ Reading this one has made me realize I need to brush up on my European history. It‘s been a while since I took that class. 😉 1y
wanderinglynn @Reecaspieces I am thoroughly enjoying it.😀 1y
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hufflepuff-ish
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I just finished reading this insightful book. It is a great book to read for anyone who wants to start reading historical fiction. I say this from personal experience. This is so simple and well-written and well-researched. The lies, the ambition and Gregory's narration will keep you hooked.
(The TV show, The Crown 👑, got me interested in the Queens of England. Highly recommended to anyone who wants a little push to read about the royals.)

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A fascinating interpretation of history, this book follows Katherine of Aragon during her introduction to the drama of life and politics in England. While I‘ve always been aware of Katherine as the first wife of Henry VIII, I never knew much beyond that—I‘m glad to know a bit more about her now.

#FreakyFriday #MountTBR

DebBates101 One of my favs from Gregory 2y
Literary_Siren Love her Tudor series! 2y
CareBear I love Gregory! 2y
sprainedbrain I really want to read this series! 2y
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JackOBotts
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Thank you, @Liberty for all the fun giveaways! I'm a fan of the Tudor Court series by Philippa Gregory. #GIVEAWAYHISTORICAL 🤞🏼

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iUhndreah
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I love how the story depicts her love for her beloved. And how strong she is as a woman as well as her faith despite that many struggles... Sad she didnt go down in history as a Queen. But she did make her mark!

She shall forever be Catalina, Infanta of Spain. Katherine of Aragon, Queen of England. True model of grace and dignity.

She's now my favorite queen by far as the books i've read.

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Jilljemmett
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Philippa Gregory is my favourite historical author! I can‘t wait to read her new book!


#anditsaugust (It‘s History)


#bookstagram #bookstagrammer #bookblog #bookblogger #bibliophile #books #philippagregory #historical #tudor #england #monarchy #queen

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Thedrunkstrawberry
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😂😂 I know a few moms this describes

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Sha0102
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In the line to be read. Just finished watching The white princess tb show and loved it !! So similar to tje book. #livro #book #bookaholic #booklovers #ler #leitura #leitora #reading #instabook #instaread #instalivro #instabooks #bookstagram #igread #litsy #booklover #brazilianreader

Libby1 Hi, Sharon. Welcome to Litsy. I hope you'll enjoy Litsy as much as I do. ❤️📚❤️ 2y
Sha0102 Hi @Libby1 ! Thanks for such warm welcoming!! I'm already loving it 😆 2y
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HippieChickHomeschool
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Anyone have an Overdrive book that sounds like a bad recording? My speaker is fine, it's just one book that sounds awful.

Megabooks This is my problem with Hoopla! No one else has it. I know some of the older books (like >10 years) I've listened to on Overdrive sound like they are uploaded, used CDs. Is that it? 3y
HippieChickHomeschool @Booksandcooks I had a terrible time with Hoopla! My husband did too. It just clicks off all the time, no warning. This book on Overdrive definitely sounds like a scratched cd. Or an old scratched record! 3y
Megabooks @HippieChickHomeschool Yeah, I checked out this old David Sedaris book from Overdrive, and it was so scratched, I could barely hear some of the stories!! (edited) 3y
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azulaco
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I ❤️ #historicalheroines! Top row, L to R: Katherine of Aragon; Anne Boleyn; Mary, Queen of Scots; Katherine Swynford (Mistress of the Monarchy is not fiction, but I recommend it to anyone who's into Cousins' War/Tudor history like I am.)

Bottom row, L to R: Helen of Troy; Aurelia, Servilia, and Julia (mother, mistress and daughter of Julius Caesar); Artemisia Gentileschi; black women mathematicians of the early space program. #feistyfeb day 18

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azulaco
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#readjanuary Day 15 - #publishedinthe2000s. The top row is books I read and loved. The others are all on my TBR pile, hopefully to be read this year. I am long overdue to read some of these!

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Books.Bottles.and.Babies
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This picture feels very "wintery" which seems appropriate for the change on weather we've had. Day 21 of #gobbledupbooks is White Books
#lilbookishnovember is Authors I'm Thankful for... Diana Gabaldon and Philippa Gregory are pictured, but I could include so many others. Just a few that immediately come to mind are CS Lewis, Tolkien, Agatha Christie, Dickens... I could keep going...
#authorsimthankfulfor #bestauthors #whitebooks

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Bookshelf.Dolls
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I NEED Christmas lights on my bookshelf ♡

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Bookshelf.Dolls
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Rainy day reading ♡

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MellieAntoinette
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"We are served as if we are sultanas with all the riches of Spain and all the luxuries of the East." #thecomstantprincess #philippagregory

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bookish_frau
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Working the #readharder challenge.

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Niki_Todaro
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Weekend reading time and liking it so far! I'm a sucker for stories about royalty.

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Sammidnightsun
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Was recommended these by a friend loved them just couldn't put it down cannot wait to start the next one

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Jstelmach
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Had this one on my tbr shelf for awhile. Started it and am enjoying it so far. Determined to read more books that I already have on my shelves.

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