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Monday, 13 April 2015 15:02

A to Z Challenge: K is for King

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When Henry VII died in 1509, a popular, 18-year-old prince, known for his love of hunting and dancing, became King. No one then could predict that Henry VIII would become one of the most famous Kings in English history—nor could they imagine he would be more well known for his exploits with women than anything he did as a ruler.

A good King should be confident, brave and intelligent. Henry could certainly check off those boxes. In fact, during his reign, he became known at the "father of the Royal Navy." When he became King, there were only five royal ships. But by his death, Henry had built a navy of around 50. Henry also built the first naval dock in Britain at Portsmouth, and in 1546, established the Navy Board.

Unfortunately, these successes are overshadowed now, as King Henry VIII is most remembered for his six wives—and, of course, the beheading of Anne Boleyn.

In ANNE & HENRY, Henry also struggles with his "legacy" while trying to crawl out from under his brother's shadow.

Tomorrow we move on to the eetter L, but in the meantime, don't forget to scroll through the rest of the blogs on the A to Z Challenge—you can find the list here

~ Dawn

About my YA Contemporary, ANNE & HENRY—coming from Simon Pulse, Sept. 1, 2015.

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Anne
Wild, brazen, mischievous, bewitching
Henry
Driven, haunted, charming, magnetic

Apart, they are bound to destroy themselves. Together, they are bound to destroy each other.

Henry Tudor's life has been mapped out since the day he was born: student president, valedictorian, Harvard Law School, and a stunning political career just like his father's. But ever since the death of Henry's brother—perfect, high-achieving Arthur—his family has been twice as demanding. And now Henry's trapped: forbidden from pursuing a life as an artist or dating any girl who's not Tudor approved.

Then Anne Boleyn crashes into his life.

Anne is wild, brash and outspoken. She is everything Henry is not allowed to be—or to want. But soon Anne is all he can think about. His mother, his friends, and even his girlfriend warn him away, yet his desire for Anne consumes him. Henry is willing to do anything to be with her. But once he has her, their romance could destroy them both.

Inspired by the true story of Anne Boleyn and King Henry VIII, Anne & Henry reimagines the intensity, love, and betrayal between one of the most infamous couples of all time.

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