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Wed, 13 May 2009 22:24:48 -0400
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 From amazon.com, on Ford Madox Ford's Fifth Queen:

Now back in print, Ford's highly acclaimed portrait of Henry VIII's 
controversial fifth Queen

This masterful performance of historical fiction centers on Katharine 
Howard--clever, beautiful, and outspoken--who catches the jaded eye of 
Henry VIII and becomes his fifth Queen. Corruption and fear pervade the 
King's court, and the dimly lit corridors vibrate with the intrigues of 
unscrupulous courtiers hungry for power. Soon Katharine is locked in a 
vicious battle with Thomas Cromwell, the Lord Privy Seal, as she fights 
for political and religious change.

Ford saw the past as an integral part of the present experience and 
understanding, and his sharply etched vision of the court of Henry 
VIII--first published in 1908--echoes aspects of Edwardian England as it 
explores the pervading influence of power, lies, fear, and anxiety on 
people's lives.

Stephen Adams

Carrol Cox wrote:

>Miss Tudor moved them with galleons (from memory - in Thrones I think)
>So she is one of the heroines of the Cantos.
>She was the daughter of Anne Boleyn.
>Whether this is relevant or not I do not know.
>Those quatrains have always been for me among the greater puzzles of the
>Pisan Cantos.

Stephen Adams
Department of English
University of Western Ontario
"Of making many books there is no end." 
	–Ecclesiastes 12:12