Monday, February 10, 2014

The Spanish Queen by Carolly Erickson

The Spanish Queen: A Novel of Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon by Carolly Erickson --- 276 pages

I've never read any of the author's nonfiction, which from their titles appear to be slanted towards the usual historical personages (mostly female) of the British monarchy. Her historical fiction she refers to as "historical entertainments," a blend of minimal historical facts and maximum "imaginative inventions," with a preference for "fresh interpretations" over "traditional ones."

If The Spanish Queen is a typical example, then this author is just the thing for female readers who are looking for a romantic fantasy dressed up in elaborate historical costumes and sets.  

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