Book Review – ‘The King’s Pleasure’ by Norah Lofts


'The King's Pleasure' by Norah Lofts (1969).
‘The King’s Pleasure’ by Norah Lofts (1969).

I recently finished reading Norah Lofts’s The King’s Pleasure, about the life of Katherine of Aragon.

It was an interesting read, but I felt that parts of it were not very accurate, or did not portray very well the depth of emotion and the hardship. I also felt that parts of the story were shortened, particularly Katherine’s childhood in Spain, which got only a few pages.

Genre/s: Historical Fiction / Romance / Drama.

Setting: Alcala de Henares (Spain), Ludlow (Wales), London, Kimbolton, Ampthill, Buckden (UK)

Characters: Katherine of Aragon, Henry VIII, Maria de Salinas, Arthur Tudor, Maria de Moreto, Dr de la Sa, Eustace Chapuys, Francisco Felipez, Isabella I of Castile, Ferdinand II of Aragon, Henry VII, Joanna of Castile, Isabella of Castile, Mary I, Anne Boleyn, Elizabeth I, Thomas Cromwell. Continue reading “Book Review – ‘The King’s Pleasure’ by Norah Lofts”

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