The Queen's Governess

The Queen's Governess

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Katherine Ashley, the daughter of a poor country squire, happily secures an education and a place for herself in the Tudor court of Henry VIII. As a dying favor to the doomed Anne Boleyn, Kat becomes governess and surrogate-mother to the young Elizabeth Tudor ... ultimately emerging as the lifelong confidante to Queen Elizabeth I.
Publisher: New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, [2010], ©2010
ISBN: 9780399156182
0399156186
Branch Call Number: FICTION Har
Characteristics: 359 pages ; 24 cm

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Katherine Ashley, the daughter of a poor country squire, happily secures an education and a place for herself in the Tudor court of Henry VIII. As a dying favor to the doomed Anne Boleyn, Kat becomes governess and surrogate-mother to the young Elizabeth Tudor ... ultimately emerging as the lifelo... Read More »


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samdog123 Mar 24, 2014

Karen Harper writes really good historical fiction and wrote an excellent mystery series based on the character, Ursula Blanchard, set in Tudor times. This particular title deals with Elizabeth I and her rise to the throne. Kat Ashley was the tutor and companion during Elizabeth's formative years. Reading about the Tudor times is a good reminder of what folks did without modern technology--they schemed and plotted! Elizabeth went through many hard times before she took the throne and these all contributed to make her a good ruler. Well done.

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timehascome
May 10, 2013

Intrigue, mystery and love. As well, a lesson in old English life. Love it.

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JonesL
Mar 24, 2011

Another very readable Historical Fiction from Karen Harper - I am looking for more from her :)

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kppass01
Aug 11, 2010

I enjoyed this book. Since some of it is based on fact, it makes the whole story more interesting. It was quite fast paced for an historical novel. A good read.

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