of Katherine Parr
The Times Literary Supplement - March 4, 2011
life is undoubtedly a fascinating one, and Porter tells it with relish.
The book is as fast-moving and plot-driven as a novel"
REVIEW - April 2010
provides a reliable synthesis of the best historical research on Katherine's
life and times, while periodically going beyond it to offer original contributions."
READER'S DIGEST - March 2010
Bill Clinton, Tiger Woods - who would you say was the worst husband in
history? At least five of Henry VIII's wives would surely have nominated
their old man. Number six was Katherine Parr, who at least managed to
outlive the old brute.
is probably the least-known of the six. Yet even after Henry's death,
she had an immense influence on the future Queen Elizabeth I, protecting
her from the attentions of Thomas Seymour (Katherine's own husband by
then) and endowing her with a sound Protestant education which would have
Porter has done a marvellous job in bringing Katherine Parr to life. In
so doing, she evokes the whole terrifying and exciting world of the Tudor
courts, packed with intrigue and danger."
A. N. Wilson
YORK POST - December 5 2010
"Missing 'The Tudors' TV show? The story continues
in this biography of Henry VIII's sixth wife, Katherine Parr, who soon
after the king's death entered another marriage - her fourth. Historian
Porter chronicles Parr's life before, during and after her reign as Henry's
queen, including the scandalous flirtation between Husband No. 4, Thomas
Seymour, and Katherine's stepdaughter, the future Queen Elizabeth I.