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The King's Pleasure

(1969)
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Released for the first time in decades, this international bestseller powerfully tells of the life of Katharine of Aragon, from her childhood in Spain to her reign and downfall in England as the first wife of Henry VII. A princess by birth and a queen by marriage, Katharine always held the highest aspirations for her life, never doubting a vision both she and her mother, Isabella of Spain, had of her becoming one of the great rulers of Europe.

After a short-lived and childless marriage to sickly prince Arthur of England, Katharine finds herself handed down to his brother, the future king Henry VII, a handsome, passionate man with whom she forms a strong bond of mutual admiration and love. Their relationship seems ideal -- equals in status, ambition, and respect for each other.

As the years go by, King Henry becomes consumed by greed, paranoia, and arrogance, with a roving eye that has settled on the young Anne Boleyn. It is this obsession that will lead to his destruction and the humiliation of Katharine, the woman he once would have done anything to protect, forever changing the face of English history and religion.

Beloved by her fans and a queen of the genre, Norah Lofts wrote tales of royal Britain that have stood the test of time, and The King's Pleasure is now reissued for a new generation of adoring readers.

Genre: Historical

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Hardback Editions

January 1970 : UK Hardback
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Title: The King's Pleasure
Author(s): Norah Lofts
ISBN: 0-340-10711-1 / 978-0-340-10711-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton Ltd
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January 1969 : USA Hardback
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Title: The King's Pleasure: A Biographical Novel of Katharine of Aragon
Author(s): Norah Lofts
ISBN: 0-385-00850-3 / 978-0-385-00850-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Doubleday
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Paperback Editions

December 2008 : USA Paperback
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Title: The King's Pleasure: A Novel of Katharine of Aragon
Author(s): Norah Lofts
ISBN: 1-4165-9089-7 / 978-1-4165-9089-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Touchstone
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September 2006 : UK Paperback
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Title: The King's Pleasure
Author(s): Norah Lofts
ISBN: 0-7524-3946-4 / 978-0-7524-3946-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: The History Press
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October 2001 : UK Paperback

Title: King's Pleasure
Author(s): Norah Lofts
ISBN: 0-7551-1083-8 / 978-0-7551-1083-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: House of Stratus
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October 1978 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: KINGS PLEASURE
Author(s): Norah Lofts
ISBN: 0-449-23718-4 / 978-0-449-23718-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Fawcett
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November 1976 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Kings Pleasure
Author(s): Norah Lofts
ISBN: 0-449-23139-9 / 978-0-449-23139-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Fawcett
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June 1976 : UK Paperback
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Title: The King's Pleasure (Coronet Books)
Author(s): Norah Lofts
ISBN: 0-340-15111-0 / 978-0-340-15111-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton Ltd
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1969 : UK Mass Market Paperback
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Title: THE KING'S PLEASURE
Author(s): Norah Lofts
ISBN: 0-04-490180-1 / 978-0-04-490180-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fawcett Crest
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Kindle Editions

November 2008 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: The King's Pleasure: A Novel of Katharine of Aragon
Author(s): Norah Lofts
Publisher: Touchstone
Availability: Amazon