Elizabeth Fremantle


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Previously published as ‘Queen’s Gambit’, this compellingly chilling novel has now been adapted into a major feature film starring, Alicia Vikander, Jude Law, Michelle Williams and Sam Riley. Meet the woman who survived Henry VIII in Elizabeth Fremantle’s Firebrand. My name is Katherine Parr. I’m 31 years old and already twice widowed. I’m in love with a man I can’t have, and am about to wed a man no-one would want – for my husband-to-be is none other than Henry VIII, who has already beheaded two wives, cast aside two more, and watched one die in childbirth. What will become of me once I’m wearing his ring and become Queen of England? They say that the sharpest blades are sheathed in the softest pouches. Only time will tell what I am really made of.

ISBN: 9781405965842 Category:


For fans of WOLF HALL and the BBC’s THE WHITE QUEEN, FIREBRAND (previously published as Queen’s Gambit) is now a MAJOR MOTION PICTURE starring Alicia Vikander, Jude Law, Michelle Williams and Sam Riley.

Dive into the Fremantle’s vivid Tudor England and meet the woman who survived Henry VIII.

My name is Katherine Parr.

I’m thirty-one years old – already twice widowed.
I love a man I can’t have.
I’m to wed a man no one would want.

He has cast aside two wives and watched another die in childbirth.
Two more have had their heads struck from their bodies, on his order.

What will become of me as Henry VIII’s sixth wife?

I will have the king’s ear. With that comes power.
But power means danger in the Tudor court.

Many have fallen. Will I fall too?


‘An unforgettable, moving and important story told with great skill and care’ JENNIFER SAINT

‘Outstanding. A powerful novel about women who are shamed and silenced, and how they learn to survive. A literary knockout’ ANNA MAZZOLA, author of The Clockwork Girl

An unforgettable book – visceral and lush and fierce. The last few pages left me gasping. An absolute triumph’ EVE CHASE

Additional information

Weight 0.5 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.9 × 3.5 cm












823.92 (edition:23)


General – Trade / Code: K

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