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.