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The Last Wife
Paperback, 136 pages ISBN: 9781770914100Publication Date:
10 Dec 2015
Size: 212mm x 136mm£17.99
First Staged:
Stratford Festival, Ontario, 2015

The Last Wife

By Kate Hennig

Paperback £17.99

A contemporary retelling of the compelling relationship between Katherine Parr and Henry VIII, The Last Wife is a funny, powerful examination of patriarchy, sexual politics, and women's rights. It is the first part of Kate Hennig's Queenmaker Trilogy.

Kate Parr is smart, confident, and passionate: a rising star in a world of intense competition. But her obligatory marriage to Henry is rife with the threat of violence and the lure of deceit; her secret liaisons with Thom, her husband's former brother-in-law, could send her to an early grave; and her devotion to the education and equal rights of Henry's daughters is putting an even bigger strain on her marriage.

Does Kate risk her life to gain authority in both her relationship and her political career? Which love will she be led to if she follows her heart? And what kind of future is there for her children if she makes a crucial mistake?

The Last Wife was first staged at Stratford Festival, Ontario, in 2015.

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'Wit, intelligence, power and compassion… a superb first play'

Toronto Star
Paperback, 136 pages ISBN: 9781770914100Publication Date:
10 Dec 2015
Size: 212mm x 136mm£17.99

Also by Kate Hennig:

Mother's Daughter
The Virgin Trial

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