In This New Sepulchre by Sunday Times bestselling historian Alison Weir is an e-short and companion piece to the captivating final novel in the Six Tudor Queens series, Katharine Parr: The Sixth Wife.
‘How beautiful this place was. It was comforting to think that the Queen would lie here peacefully for eternity’
1549. Katharine Parr, the last of Henry VIII’s queens, has been dead for some eight months. Her cousin, Mary Odell, comes to mourn her by the beautiful marble tomb Thomas Seymour has erected at their home, Sudeley Castle. Alone in the peaceful chapel, Mary will never be able to predict the fate of Katharine’s resting place in the centuries to come.
1782. Sudeley is a ruin and Katharine’s body has lain hidden for decades. But a determined young woman has resolved to find her grave – and pay homage to her legacy.
In the years that follow, Katharine’s story captures the imagination of many different people who seek to know and remember the six Tudor queens. Can she finally be left to rest in peace?
I love all of Alison Weir’s books, she has a writing style that holds my attention and really captivates me.
I was delighted to see that this nook was out and I really enjoyed this short novella.
This is a well written short story and it is 4 stars from me for this one – it was a fitting end to the series.
I enjoyed following the story over the different time periods – I have been lucky enough to visit Sudeley Castle and Katharine’s tomb and this has made me add a return visit to my list!
Highly recommended and another great novella from Alison Weir.