This is the story of Katherine of Aragon, first wife of King Henry VIII of England. Prior to reading this book, about all I know of Katherine was that Anne Boleyn took her place. But she was a fascinating woman - very strong through many hardships and trials throughout her life. It was a very enjoyable read. I enjoyed it as much or more than The Other Boleyn Girl, by the same author, which I read first. I rate this book 4 out of 5.