By Margaret Campbell Barnes
A Remarkably Intimate story of the Intrigue, Ruthlessness, and Majesty of Henry VIII's courtroom whilst kingdom lad Will Somers lands himself the plum place of jester to the mercurial King Henry VIII, he has no concept that he is simply been passed a front-row seat to historical past. With a seat close to the throne and an ear to the ground, Somers witnesses firsthand the dizzying strength struggles and sly scheming that marked the reign of the fiery Tudor king. Somers watches the increase and fall of a few of the main enigmatic ladies in background, together with the tragic Katherine of Aragon, the doomed Anne Boleyn, and Mary Tudor, who confided within the jester as she made the easiest of the delicate lifetime of a princess whom every person wanted used to be a prince. in keeping with the lifetime of the true Will Somers, King's idiot is infused with Margaret Campbell Barnes' trademark wealthy element and old accuracy. This intimate peek into the royal chambers offers readers a distinct view on essentially the most tumultuous sessions in English historical past. First released in 1959 via world-renowned historic novelist Margaret Campbell Barnes, King's idiot is a striking insider story of the intrigue, ruthlessness, and majesty of the Tudor courtroom. whilst nation lad Will Somers lands himself the plum place of jester to the mercurial King Henry VIII, he has no concept that he';s simply been passed a front-row seat to heritage. contains a bonus examining crew advisor written by means of the author's nice granddaughter. "A relocating and realistic portrait... a completely pleasant novel." long island occasions "Immensely interesting and absorbing." Chicago Tribune "A dramatic tale, jam-packed with colour and sturdy characters, nice humans made extra human." e-book of the Month membership "Memorable scenes... a true achievement." Saturday assessment "All will be warned that, regardless of the identify, they won't stumble upon the conventional fool." Chicago Tribune "Margaret Campbell Barnes has extra significant colorations to an image which by no means lacked in color." Vancouver (BC) day-by-day Province "…Watch the king's merciless vanities throughout the eyes of a pal whose love and sympathy by no means waver." information Chronicle (20090112)
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