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Jane Seymour

The Haunted Queen
Narrated by: Rosalyn Landor
Series: Six Tudor Queens, Book 3
Length: 19 hrs and 53 mins
Categories: Fiction, Historical
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A novel of the devout young woman who became the unwilling object of King Henry VIII's ardor - and the mother of his only son. 

In this third book in the epic Six Tudor Queens series, the acclaimed historian and best-selling author brings new insight to this dramatic story, showing how pure fear for her life determined Jane Seymour's actions. 

Twenty-five-year-old Jane Seymour wants nothing more than to become a nun. But her ambitious father has forced her to live at court as lady-in-waiting to Queen Katherine of Aragon, a fellow Catholic whom she soon comes to love and admire. So Jane is appalled when King Henry shunts Katherine aside in his lustful pursuit of Anne Boleyn, but even more so when he takes Anne's life in his rush to wed - Jane herself! 

Unwilling to marry but terrified to resist Henry's advances for fear she might share Anne's fate, and propelled by her family, Jane becomes queen of England a mere 10 days after Anne's execution. She knows she must produce a male heir without fail. Her very life depends on it.

©2018 Alison Weir (P)2018 Recorded Books

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  • Crowwolff
  • Elysburg, PA, United States
  • 07-02-19

brilliant read

adore this serie. Her research is impressive and correlating all the data.

must read. about this series

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Another excellent book by Alison Weir.

The author brings the characters to life on
each page. I did not want the story to end More, please!

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Superb Conjuring of a Cipher

Of all Henry VIII's wives, Queen Jane has always to me seemed most shadowy and bland. That Allison Weir makes Jane's life credible, interesting, and touching speaks to Weir's imagination, empathy, and sterling scholarship. Landor's narration is a thing of thrilling beauty. A great listen.

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The Gentle Queen

Jane Seymour has always been a queen of mystery. Was she a tool of the Court and those around her or did she have an active role in her fate?

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Enjoyable!

I love Weir's storyline despite the lack of knowledge of Jane Seymour's life; I appreciate the historian mind. as with all her books, I enjoy that the events of the characters are consistent through the series.

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I love this series!

Love this series and the Tudor Dynasty! I can’t wait for the novel on Anna of Kleves.

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Interesting storyline

Great blend truth and fiction. The many theories sought out through research gave believable answers to the life and personality of Jane Seymour.

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Fun fictionalization of a lesser-known story

I enjoyed the novel theories, especially as explained in the author's note. Good narrator. Recommend.

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Jane Seymour so human, so beloved and now so real.

I have read many books on the Tudor era and have always found that Jane Seymour has the smallest chapter. This is much dramatized novel however is it definitely spot on when it comes to historical fact.

It takes us from the reign of Katherine of Aragon through the tumultuous reign of Ann Boleyn. With each chapter Alison Weir introduces more facets of Jane's personality. I have, in the past, thought of Jane as a weak and spineless individual whom I am sure that if she had lived would have been put aside just like Henry's previous wives when he sees someone else who takes his fancy. After reading this I have had reason to change my mind. She may have been perceived as week but she was brave, loyal and persistent with a genuine love of people. It is little wonder that she was so accepted by the British people.

I thoroughly enjoyed this book and of course having the great Rosalyn Landor as narrator made this totally engrossing from the first paragraph. A great listen and highly recommended.

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Another winner!

Ms. Weir has done it again. I have become a fan of this HF author and paired with Rosalyn Landor, this purchase was a no-brainer. Excellent biography, well-researched and superbly written, I gleamed some new information about third wife of Henry VIII. The narration really brought the book to life.

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