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Splendid ​and sumptuous historical novel from this internationally bestselling author, telling of the early life of Katherine of Aragon. We think of her as the barren wife of a notorious king; but behind this legacy lies a fascinating story. Katherine of Aragon is born Catalina, the Spanish Infanta, to parents who are both rulers and warriors. Aged four, she is betrothed to Arthur, Prince of Wales, and is raised to be Queen of England. She is never in doubt that it is her destiny to rule that far-off, wet, cold land. Her faith is tested when her prospective fahter-in-law greets her arrival in her new country with a great insult; Arthur seems little better than a boy; the food is strange and the customs coarse. Slowly she adapts to the first Tudor court, and life as Arthur's wife grows ever more bearable. But when the studious young man dies, she is left to make her own future: how can she now be queen, and found a dynasty? Only by marrying Arthur's young brother, the sunny but… (tovább)

Eredeti megjelenés éve: 2005

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HarperCollins, London, 2011
502 oldal · ASIN: B005Z4QUOG
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Touchstone, 2006
394 oldal · ISBN: 0743272498
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HarperCollins, London, 2005
490 oldal · ISBN: 9780007887378

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Philippa Gregory: The Constant Princess

Gyerekkorunkban a királylányokról olyan kép alakul ki, hogy rövid szenvedés után (sárkány, boszorkány, stb.) jön a királyfi, megmenti és boldogan élnek, míg meg nem halnak. Aragóniai Katalin valósága egészen más volt. Sokat hallottam az életéről VIII. Hernik kapcsán, de itt inkább a fiatal éveire van a hangsúly helyezve, ami újdonság volt. Én azért szerettem volna a későbbi sorsáról is részletesebben olvasni, bár tudom, hogy ez valamennyire érintve van az írónő A másik Boleyn lány című regényében. Nagyon sajnálom ezt a szerencsétlen nőt, 6 gyereket kihordani, ebből ötöt elveszíteni a szüléskor, vagy utána másfél hónapon belül borzalmas lehetett. Mindig mikor hallom azt kívánom, hogy bárcsak legalább az a baba életben maradt volna, amelyik szerencsésen túljutott a születésen. Még álmodtam is róla. Igaz, hogy egész másként alakult volna az angol történelem, VIII. Henrik is egy lett volna az angol királyok egyhangú sorában, de Katalin boldogabb lett volna!
spoiler Sokakkal egyetemben továbbra is lenyűgöz az angol történelem ezen időszaka és kis dolgok hatása egy egész nemzet sorsára!

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Philippa Gregory: The Constant Princess

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Philippa Gregory: The Constant Princess

I like to read historical novels that are historically accurate, as well as entertaining. This one does a splendid job os blending fact and fiction: even the scenes that are obviously imagined by the author fit right into the time and place, and have a fitting reason that makes them plausible. That is good historical fiction. Also, the choice of person and time is a great one: most people only know Catherine of Aragon as „that old lady Henry divorced for Anne Boleyn.” I personally never had strong feelings for Anne, but after this book, I do hate her much. Catherine is awesome, and the best part is, the author did not even have to make that up.

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Philippa Gregory: The Constant Princess

Aragoniai Katalint legtobbszor oreg es szomoru kiralynenak abrazoljak, aki nem tudott fiu utodot szulni Henriknek. Ebben a konyvben viszont a szenvedelyes, fiatal es hatarozott enjerol lehet olvasni, ami eddig szamomra rejtely volt. A tortenet igazanak mivolta ugyan ketseges, de el tudom kepzelni hogy igenis szerelembe esett Arturral es soha nem tudta elfelejteni ot. Erdekesnek tartom, hogy sok minden alakulhatott volna maskepp a tortenelemben, ha o nem veszi kezbe az iranyitast. Megszerettette magat. :)


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Cheril>!

I love him so deeply, I did not know that I could ever love anyone like this. I can feel myself growing in patience and wisdom, just through my love for him. I step back from irritability and impatience, I even bear my homesickness without complaint. I can feel myself becoming a better woman, a better wife, as I seek to please him and make him proud of me. I want him always to be glad that he married me. I want us always to be as happy as we are today. There are no words to describe him… there are no words.

Cheril>!

No one will ever know that I have to pretend to ease, pretend to confidence, pretend to grace. Of course I am afraid. But I will never, never show it. And, when they call my name I will always step forwards.

Cheril>!

Catalina, her hand in the warm, firm grasp, felt wonderfully reassured.
“I am afraid I am not always very obedient,” she confessed. The older woman laughed.
“Oh yes, for one would be a fool not to think for oneself,” she allowed. “True obedience can only happen when you secretly think you know better, and you choose to bow your head. Anything short of that is just agreement, and any ninny-in-waiting can agree. Don’t you think?”

Cheril>!

“I don’t know,” she said finally, and it was as if the very words set her free. “I don’t know. I would have to take the question to God. I would have to pray for guidance. I don’t pretend to know.”
“Now, that is the very beginning of wisdom,” he said gently. “I am sure of that, at least. Knowing that you do not know is to ask humbly, instead of tell arrogantly. That is the beginning of wisdom."

Cheril>!

Though I still love my mother, I don’t worship her anymore. I suppose, at last, I am growing up.


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