Mary, Bloody Mary

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Harcourt Brace, 1999 - Juvenile Fiction - 227 pages
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The story of Mary Tudor’s childhood is a classic fairy tale: A princess who is to inherit the throne of England is separated from her mother; abused by an evil stepmother who has enchanted her father; stripped of her title; and forced to care for her baby stepsister, who inherits Mary’s rights to the throne. Believe it or not, it’s all true. Told in the voice of the young Mary, this novel explores the history and intrigue of the dramatic rule of Henry VIII, his outrageous affair with and marriage to the bewitching Anne Boleyn, and the consequences of that relationship for his firstborn daughter. Carolyn Meyer has written a compassionate historical novel about love and loss, jealousy and fear--and a girl’s struggle with forces far beyond her control.

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Review: Mary, Bloody Mary (Young Royals #1)

User Review  - Iane De jesus - Goodreads

I like this. It has a historical plot, obviously. It's about the Tudors. I've read this a long time ago so I can't remember much about it. But it's one of those books that makes me don't want to put ... Read full review

Review: Mary, Bloody Mary (Young Royals #1)

User Review  - Fairley - Goodreads

Although Mary is known in history by her infamous title, “Bloody Mary”, in truth, she was not much bloodier than many others in her position (such as her father, King Henry, who beheaded two of his ... Read full review


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Carolyn Meyer is the acclaimed author of more than fifty books for young people. Her many award-winning novels include Mary, Bloody Mary, an ABA Pick of the Lists, an NCSS-CBC Notable Children's Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies, and an ALA Best Book for Young Adults; Anastasia: The Last Grand Duchess, a New York Times bestseller; White Lilacs, an ALA Best Book for Young Adults, an NYPL Best Book for the Teen Age, and an IRA Young Adults' Choice; and Marie, Dancing, a BookSense Pick. Ms. Meyer lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Visit her website at

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