Nonfiction November 2019 | Week 3

Hello my fellow bookworms, it is Week 3 of Nonfiction November 2019, a popular, yearly reading event, that celebrates and gets us discussing our non-fiction reading. The event is running across five weeks, with five topics, five hosts, and an Instagram photo challenge, too. For Week 3 (11th to 15th Nov.) we are being hosted by Katie @ Doing Dewey and the topic is:

Expert: Three ways to join in this week! You can either share 3 or more books on a single topic that you have read and can recommend (be the expert), you can put the call out for good nonfiction on a specific topic that you have been dying to read (ask the expert), or you can create your own list of books on a topic that you’d like to read (become the expert).


Last year, I started reading Alison Weir’s amazing, historical-fiction series, Six Tudor Queens, about – if it wasn’t obvious – the six wives of Henry VIII. I loved both the first book, Katherine of Aragon, The True Queen and the second, Anne Boleyn, A King’s Obsession. While I have read a little non-fiction about Anne, I have pretty much read nothing about Catherine of Aragon, Henry’s first, long-suffering and often forgotten Spanish wife and queen. So I am asking you dear readers to be the experts and I hope you know some great non-fiction about the life and person of Catherine you would recommend.

Over to you: Have you read any non-fiction about Catherine of Aragon you would recommend I read?

15 thoughts on “Nonfiction November 2019 | Week 3

  1. My dad has a book about Catherine, Queen of Scotland, which he loves. I can’t remember the title off the top of my head but I’ll have to check with him and let you know – it might be one you enjoy although I can’t speak personally for it.
    Lynn πŸ˜€

  2. I can’t make any suggestions – but I’m going to be reading Wolf Hall trilogy next year, along with some supplementary reading about the sociopolitical setting. So I would love to see what kinds of book suggestions you get. In fact, if you want to do a buddy read of Wolf Hall with me (as you seem to have it on your to-be-read shelf, feel free to let me know! I’d love some company. πŸ˜€

    https://hibernatorslibrary.com/2019/11/12/wolf-hall-trilogy-readalong/

    1. Hello Hibernator’s Library, thank you for stopping by and commenting. πŸ™‚ Fingers crossed I will get some recommendations, any recommendations that we could both read about this time period.

    1. Oh dear Deb, I’m sorry to hear the biography you read about Henry VIII was rather long and not terrible interesting. So I won’t be adding that to my wish list! Let’s hope some other readers have some good recommendations for me and maybe you could check them out too.

  3. I have read some non-fiction about the Tudors in general, but I don’t think I’ve read anything specifically about Catherine of Aragon so I can’t really help! Like you, though, I’m enjoying the Six Tudor Queens series and I felt that I learned a lot about Catherine in the first book.

    1. Oh no Helen, if you, who is like the queen of historical/history reading can’t help, who can?! πŸ˜‰ I really must get back to reading the amazing Six Tudor Queens series soon!

  4. I don’t know of any non-fiction about Catherine of Aragon but I felt that Hilary Mantel’s research and writing about her in Wolf Hall brought her to life for me.

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