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D. LAWRENCE-YOUNG

D. Lawrence-Young has been teaching and lecturing on drama, history and English for many years. He is happiest when researching Shakespeare, English and military history. He has written Communication in English, a best-selling English language textbook as well as a dozen other historical novels. These include three based on the life of Shakespeare.

He contributes regularly to Forum, a magazine for English language teachers and has also written several articles for Skirmish, a military history journal. He is a member of the local history club and is the Chairman of the Jerusalem Shakespeare Society. He is also a published (USA) and exhibited (UK and Jerusalem) photographer. He plays the clarinet (badly) and is married and has three children.

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Catherine Howard: Henry's Fifth Failure

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This historical novel has it all: sex and romance, violence and war, infidelity and intrigue.

Catherine Howard, the Duke of Norfolk’s niece, is raised in the very free atmosphere of her grandmother’s palace. Here she becomes aware of her own sexuality and the exciting effect she has on the men at court around her. She is also an unknowing part of her uncle’s devious plan to obtain more influence with the king - he pushes her onto the newly-divorced and lovesick King Henry VIII who is looking for a fifth wife.

Meanwhile, John Butcher has become a guard in the dreaded Tower of London. He guards the king, witnesses the executions of Anne Boleyn and Thomas More and takes part in the fighting in Ireland. However, when he returns to London, his meeting with Catherine Howard, the king’s fifth queen, produces unexpected and dramatic results.

In D. Lawrence-Young’s second Tudor novel we learn how Catherine Howard’s passionate nature mixed with the murky, deadly politics of the Tudor court and a furious king produce a classic story of passionate love, disappointment and revenge on a royal scale.

 

 

 

What people are saying...

"This Historical tale has a bit of it all, sex, adultery, betrayal, infidelity, love and war. I liked the historical facts and fiction they blended well together. Those who love History with intrigue, and page turning drama will enjoy Catherine Howard: Henry's Fifth Failure."

- Sheri A. Wilkinson

Information

  • Title: Catherine Howard: Henry's Fifth Failure
  • Author: D. Lawrence-Young
  • Genre: Historical Fiction
  • Length: 285 pages
  • Release Date: March 2014
  • ISBN-13: 978-0615969527
  • Imprint: White Stag

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