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Author Bennett, Vanora, 1962-

Title Portrait of an unknown woman [electronic resource] / Vanora Bennett.

Imprint Pymble, NSW ; New York : HarperCollins e-books, 2007.


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Summary The Set against the turmoil, intrigue and, tragedy of Henry VIII's court, Portrait of an Unknown Woman vividly evokes sixteenth-century England on the verge of enormous change. As the Protestant Reformation sweeps across Europe to lap at England's shores, relations between her king and the Catholic Church begin to plummet-driven by Henry VIII's insatiable need for a male heir and the urgings of his cunning mistress Anne Boleyn-and heresy begins to take hold. As tensions rise, Henry VIII turns to his most trusted servant and defender of Catholic orthodoxy, Sir Thomas More to keep peace in England, but soon the entire More family find their own lives at risk. The year is 1527. Meg Gigg's, Sir Thomas More's twenty-three year old adopted daughter is intelligent, headstrong, and tender-hearted. Meg has been schooled in the healing arts. And though she is devoted to her family, events conspire that will cause Meg to question everything she thought she knew-including the desires of her own heart. As the danger to More and his family increases, two men will vie for Meg's affections: John Clement, her former tutor and More's protégé who shares Meg's passion for medicine, but whose true identity will become unclear. The great portraitist Hans Holbein, who has fled the reformation in Europe, is making his first trip to England under commission to Sir Thomas More. In the course of six years, Holbein becomes a close friend to the More family and paints two nearly identical family portraits. But closer examination of the paintings reveals that the second holds several mysteries ... The great artistic vision of Holbein will forever alter Meg's understanding of the world.
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Subject More, Thomas, Sir, Saint, 1478-1535 -- Family -- Portraits -- Fiction.
Adopted children -- Conduct of life -- Fiction.
Self-realization in women -- Fiction.
Great Britain -- History -- Tudors, 1485-1603 -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Historical fiction.
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ISBN 9780061370694 (electronic bk. : Adobe Reader)
006137069X (electronic bk. : Adobe Reader)
9780061370717 (electronic bk. : Mobipocket Reader)
0061370711 (electronic bk. : Mobipocket Reader)

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