Bloody Mary (Google eBook)

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Cambridge University Press, Apr 1, 2007 - History - 560 pages
28 Reviews
Here is the tragic, stormy life of Mary Tudor, daughter of Henry VIII and Katherine of Aragon. Her story is a chronicle of courage and faith, betrayal and treachery-set amidst the splendor, pageantry, squalor, and intrigue of sixteenth-century Europe.

The history of Mary Tudor is an improbable blend of triumph, humiliation, heartbreak, and devotion-and Ms. Erickson recounts it all against the turbulent background of European politics, war, and religious strife of the mid-1500s. The result is a rare portrait of the times and of a woman elevated to unprecedented power in a world ruled and defined by men.

  

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Review: Bloody Mary: The Life of Mary Tudor

User Review  - Lisa Shields - Goodreads

A superb biography of Mary Tudor. The book forgoes lambasting her for the religious turmoil that besieged her reign and delves into the more human qualities which define her character. I came away ... Read full review

Review: Bloody Mary: The Life of Mary Tudor

User Review  - CS Burrough - Goodreads

A terrific biography of a much maligned and grossly misunderstood historical figure, a scapegoat for generations of vicious religious and political propagandists. Though she burned and persecuted ... Read full review

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About the author (2007)

Distinguished historian Carolly Erickson is the author of Rival to the Queen, The Memoirs of Mary Queen of Scots, The First Elizabeth, The Hidden Life of Josephine, The Last Wife of Henry VIII, and many other prize-winning works of fiction and nonfiction. Her novel The Tsarina’s Daughter won the Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice Award for Best Historical Fiction. She lives in Hawaii.

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