The Taming of the Queen, by Philippa Gregory

My first experience of Philippa’s well researched books was The Other Boleyn Girl. She makes history fascinating to read by focusing on the period from the viewpoint of a lesser known woman of the period. The Taming of the Queen was no exception. I was fascinated by what a scholar Catherine Parr was and how influential. I am sure much of her dialogue was constructed by the author, but the woman obviously was skilled at giving a “politic” answer. It was so interesting to get an insight in to the workings of the British court in the 1500’s. I recommend this book to anyone enjoying historical fiction.


About KLevenson

I am Teacher Librarian at Piedmont High School in the San Francisco East Bay. I am a part time reference Librarian I for the San Francisco Public Library. I have a Masters in Library and Information Sciences from San Jose State and a Teacher Librarian credential in addition to my teaching credential in Science. My first MA was from Harvard in Archaeology. My students teach me something new every time I am with them!
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