By Margaret Campbell Barnes
A Remarkably Intimate story of the Intrigue, Ruthlessness, and Majesty of Henry VIII's Court
When nation lad Will Somers lands himself the plum place of jester to the mercurial King Henry VIII, he has no concept that he is simply been passed a front-row seat to history.
With a seat close to the throne and an ear to the ground, Somers witnesses firsthand the dizzying strength struggles and sly scheming that marked the reign of the fiery Tudor king. Somers watches the increase and fall of a few of the main enigmatic ladies in background, together with the tragic Katherine of Aragon, the doomed Anne Boleyn, and Mary Tudor, who confided within the jester as she made the simplest of the delicate lifetime of a princess whom each person needed was once a prince.
Based at the lifetime of the genuine Will Somers, King's Fool is infused with Margaret Campbell Barnes' trademark wealthy element and old accuracy. This intimate peek into the royal chambers provides readers a special view on some of the most tumultuous sessions in English history.
First released in 1959 by way of world-renowned ancient novelist Margaret Campbell Barnes, King's Fool is a notable insider story of the intrigue, ruthlessness, and majesty of the Tudor courtroom. whilst state lad Will Somers lands himself the plum place of jester to the mercurial King Henry VIII, he has no concept that he';s simply been passed a front-row seat to history.
Includes an advantage interpreting crew advisor written through the author's nice granddaughter.
"A relocating and practical portrait... a completely pleasant novel."
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"Immensely enjoyable and absorbing."
"A dramatic tale, filled with colour and solid characters, nice humans made extra human."
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"Memorable scenes... a true achievement."
"All will be warned that, regardless of the name, they won't stumble upon the normal fool."
"Margaret Campbell Barnes has extra really good colors to an image which by no means lacked in color."
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"…Watch the king's merciless vanities throughout the eyes of a pal whose love and sympathy by no means waver."
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