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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?

Reviews

Alison Weir's wonderfully detailed novel offers a spellbinding solution to the mystery of Anne's true nature . . . Enthralling
Sarah Gristwood
Anne Boleyn as you have never seen her before
Tracy Borman
Alison Weir makes history come alive as no one else
Barbara Erskine
Weir is excellent on the little details that bring a world to life
Guardian