Jane Seymour: The Haunted Queen

Jane Seymour: The Haunted Queen

Acclaimed author and historian Alison Weir continues her epic Six Tudor Queens series with this third captivating novel, which brings to life Jane Seymour, King Henry VIII?s most cherished bride and mother of his only male heir. Ever since she was a child, Jane has longed for a cloistered life as a nun. But her large noble family has other plans, and, as an adult, Jane is Acclaimed author and historian Alison Weir continues her epic Six Tudor Queens series with this third captivating no...

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Title:Jane Seymour: The Haunted Queen
Author:Alison Weir
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Genres:Historical
ISBN:1101966564
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:560 pages pages

Jane Seymour: The Haunted Queen Reviews

  • Lois
    May 22, 2018
    This is slow and boring. Weir's fiction is generally considerably worse than her non-fiction. I didn't much care for the first volume in this series about Katherine of Aragon but somewhat liked the book about Anne Boleyn. This is just a miss. I did appreciate the portrayl of Jane as t...
  • Marialyce
    May 14, 2018
    My reviews can be seen at https://yayareadslotsofbooks.wordpres... It is always fascinating to this reader to read of the Tudor Queens and the events that led up to their taking their place next to Henry VIII. Alison Weir's books have always been a wonderful way in which to learn an...
  • Betty
    Mar 06, 2018
    This next book in the Six Tudor Queens series tells the story of Jane Seymour, third wife of King Henry VIII. This fictionalized tale of Jane's life begins at her childhood home of Wulfhall and, in time, we see how Jane came to serve as a maid-of-honor for the Queen?Katherine of Arag...
  • Diane S ☔
    Jun 07, 2018
    Henry's world, definitely not a comfortable place to be, if one lived during his reign, but it sure makes for addictive reading. Although I am familiar about much to do with Henry and his many wives, Jane Seymour is the one of which I know the least. I always thought of her as rather h...
  • gem
    Feb 16, 2018
    I love Alison Weir?s books; whether they be fictional or non-fiction, AW?s research shines through and transports you back in time. This book focuses on Jane Seymour, the famed favourite wife of Henry VII and mother of Edward. This book offers up a fascinating insight into Jane?...
  • Khanh, first of her name, mother of bunnies
    May 15, 2018
    3 stars because I love reading about Henry VIII and his wives, but tbh Jane was a boring queen and this was a boring book. I don't really get the reviews raving about Jane. She was bland as fuck in the book, and pretty self-righteous. Which, of course, her goodness and blandness wa...
  • Judy Lesley
    May 03, 2018
    Thank you to NetGalley and Random House Publishing - Ballantine for a digital galley of this novel. I am reading this series of novels covering the lives of the wives of King Henry VIII of England in the Six Tudor Queens series by Alison Weir. I thoroughly enjoyed the first two book...
  • Angela
    Mar 31, 2018
    The problem is, with Jane, that she is just not the most compelling character. For one, there is very little known of her personality, she had practically no known correspondence, and she was in the public eye for a very short time. This shows forth in this novelization in that she...
  • Kate
    Dec 14, 2017
    How I love this series and I think that this one (as well as the one on Anne of Cleves) is the one I've been anticipating the most. I thoroughly enjoyed it. ...
  • Matt
    Aug 20, 2018
    Alison Weir barely has time to breathe as she churns out yet another masterful novel in the Six Tudor Queens series, this time with a strong focus on Jane Seymour, wife number three. Young Jane had always wanted to join the cloister and become a nun, which seemed to be her destiny righ...
  • BAM The Bibliomaniac
    Mar 01, 2018
    Netgalley # 19 (and the most exciting one to date!) Many thanks go to Ballantine, Alison Weir (one of my all-time favorite authors), and Netgalley for the free copy of this book in exchange for my unbiased review. I'm a HUGE Weir fan. Have been for years. I read everything by her...
  • Eva
    Jun 05, 2018
    The third book in the Six Tudor Queens series obviously features Henry VIII?s third wife, Jane Seymour. I must admit I knew very little about her going in. Apart from the facts, of course. Third wife, the only one to give Henry a male heir and the fact that she was apparently so belo...
  • Cathy
    May 09, 2018
    To read more reviews like this, plus fascinating author interviews, exclusive guest posts and book extracts, visit my blog: https://whatcathyreadnext.wordpress.com/ For someone who lived a relatively short life, this is quite a long book. The author takes us in detail through events...
  • Margaret
    Jul 02, 2018
    Alison Weir can be a bit hit or miss. Some books are fantastic reads, while others plod along. This one is one of the hits. The reality is we know little about Jane Seymour, so this gives Ms Weir a lot of wiggle room, and wiggle she does! She makes sense of a few snippets that...
  • Jackie Law
    Dec 28, 2017
    Six Tudor Queens: Jane Seymour ? The Haunted Queen, by Alison Weir, is the third in a series of specially commissioned books which together tell the story of Henry VIII?s wives, from their point of view. Each instalment is a highly detailed, fictionalised account based on known and...
  • Maureen
    Jan 29, 2018
    Isn?t it wonderful when an author has the ability to transport the reader to another place and time in history - to make one feel, hear and see what it felt like to be an integral part of King Henry VIII?s court. I knew little about Jane Seymour, so it was a joy to see her come to ...
  • Caidyn (SEMI-HIATUS; BW Reviews; he/him/his)
    Jun 28, 2018
    This review can also be found here! 1/5 ? DNF at 52% Let this review be a not so fond farewell to Alison Weir?s fiction. Au revoir! I won?t miss you one bit. The last two books (not including this one) I?ve read by Weir have been huge misses for me. I hated Anne Boleyn...
  • Helga
    May 04, 2018
    An excellent, well researched and well-written book, Jane Seymour: The Haunted Queen is the story of the beloved third wife of Henry VIII from her childhood to the end of her short life. This is an intricate tale about a young Queen who succeeds Anne Boleyn following Anne?s beheadi...
  • Juliew.
    Jul 30, 2018
    4 and a half stars for this.I have to admit I liked this much better than the Anne Boleyn book I had also read in this series.I'm not really sure why exactly but I think I was much amused by the idea of Anne coming back to haunt Jane and also Jane is one of the lesser known wives so I ...
  • *TUDOR^QUEEN*
    May 06, 2018
    Thank you to Random House who provided an advance reader copy via NetGalley. I've been looking forward to reading this since Jane Seymour is sort of an "unknown" figure among Henry VIII's six queens. She's the quiet one. I don't believe I have ever read a book solely covering her, a...
  • Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader
    May 16, 2018
    5 intriguing stars to Jane Seymour: The Haunted Queen! ? ? ? ? ? I can?t get enough of the Tudors. Fiction? Nonfiction? I?m all in. That said, I knew less about Jane Seymour, the quiet, pious queen. Alison Weir did an incredible job fleshing her out and endearing...
  • Chantal
    Jun 16, 2018
    De derde koningin, de ware koningin volgens Henry VIII, maar ook een vrouw waar geschiedkundig niet zo heel veel van geweten is. Weir weet de gaten in de geschiedenis goed op te vullen. Je gelooft dat het misschien wel echt zo verlopen is. Ik kijk al vol verwachting uit naar het boek o...
  • Juli
    May 16, 2018
    Jane Seymour (1508-1537) was the wife of Henry VIII and Queen of England for a very short time, 1536-1537. She succeeded Anne Boleyn as Henry's wife and bore him a son...and died a few days later from birth-related complications. In The Haunted Queen, Allison Weir continues her Six...
  • Hannah Greendale
    Jun 03, 2018
    The third installment of Weir's Six Tudor Queens series dedicates so many pages to recounting the reign of Katherine of Aragon and Anne Boleyn, it hardly reads like Jane Seymour's story. Nearly four hundred pages into the book, Weir finally focuses on Jane - devout and demure, haunted ...
  • Scarlett
    May 15, 2018
    Thanks to NetGalley and Random House for an Advance Reader Copy! I definitely liked this book the most of Alison Weir's Six Tudor Queens series so far. I had one or two small disagreements with her opinions on Katherine of Aragon, and then had A LOT of disagreements about her portra...
  • Tammy
    Apr 06, 2018
    Well worn material, this time told from the perspective of Jane Seymour. Frankly, I found the author's note at the end of the book to be more interesting than the book itself. In the note, Weir lays out the historical reasoning for the choices she made depicting these tumultuous three ...
  • Joyce
    Mar 15, 2018
    5 stars The reader first makes Jane Seymour?s acquaintance when she is ten years old. She wants badly to be a nun. While her parents advise her to wait until she is eighteen, Jane finds it very hard to wait. When she enters the convent to make her final decision, she comes to the ...
  • E L E A N O R (bookishcourtier)
    May 16, 2018
    4.5 stars. Considering that this was one of most anticipated releases of this year, I?m maybe a tiny tiny tiny bit disappointed. Don't get me wrong, I still really loved it, but not quite as much as I maybe hoped I would. I don?t know this is whether I actually dislike it m...
  • Bookish Ally
    Aug 03, 2018
    Review coming. ...
  • Bookread2day
    Apr 01, 2018
    I am very sure that this book is enjoyable for the right reader. I'm not a lover of any historical work of fiction or non fiction. I think that Alison Weir is a very intelligent author she builds a colourful backdrop of the 16th century and everything surrounding historical events. I w...