MY LADY SUFFOLK by Evelyn Read
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This book, the result of a non-professional historian's enthusiasm, has the benefit of a really fine subject- a 16th century woman of both character and importance. Catherine Willoughby, who was born about 1520, was an orphaned heiress and the ward of Charles Brandon, Duke of Suffolk, friend and favorite of Henry VIII and husband of the King's sister. This, along with its strong feeling of the period, might well attract the readers of Elizabeth Jenkins' Elizabeth The Great, although it is somewhat more fictional in tone since she has, by her own admission; ""now and again"" attributed to historical personages thoughts and feelings which could not possibly be documented.

Pub Date: March 18th, 1963
Publisher: Knopf