Blog Tour – Katharina Luther: Nun, Rebel, Wife by Anne Boileau – Review

Posted: October 3, 2016 in Uncategorized

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Title – Katharina Luther: Nun, Rebel, Wife
Author – Anne Boileau
Genre –  Historical Fiction
Length –  224 Pages
Publication – 4th October 2016
My Rating – 5/5 Stars

Synopsis

On 31st October 1517 Martin Luther pinned ninety-five theses on the Castle Church door, Wittenberg, criticizing the Church of Rome; they were printed and published by Lucas Cranach and caused a storm. Nine young nuns, intoxicated by Luther’s subversive writings, became restless and longed to leave their convent. On Good Friday 1523 a haulier smuggled them out hidden in empty herring barrels. Five of them settled in Wittenberg, the very eye of the storm, and one of them – Katharina von Bora – scandalised the world by marrying the revolutionary former monk. Following a near miscarriage, she is confined to her bed to await the birth of their first child; during this time, she sets down her own story. Against a backdrop of 16th…

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