The Tudor Rose: Princess Mary, Henry Viii's Sister
Princess Mary Tudor, the "Rose of Christendom," led a romantic and tragic life; this is the first full biography of her and the role she and her descendents played in Tudor England
Known as the beautiful sister of Henry VIII and the spoiled darling of the court, Princess Mary Rose Tudor was married off to the ailing King of France against her will, and, after his death, had to fight for the right to marry Henry's favorite companion, Charles Brandon, Duke of Suffolk. After bearing him four children, Mary Rose died in the full flower of her beauty. Her adored husband, too busy to attend her funeral, soon married the 14-year-old fiancée of their only surviving son, who shortly thereafter died of TB. Her older daughter, Frances, was the mother of the ill-fated Jane Grey, the "Nine Days Queen." Her second daughter, Eleanor, was the grandmother of Fernando, 5th Earl of Derby, intended by Henry VIII to inherit the throne after Elizabeth. The Tudor Rose is the previously untold story of Mary Tudor and the role she and her descendants played in Tudor England.
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Review: The Tudor Rose: Princess Mary, Henry VIII's SisterUser Review - Silverlotus - Goodreads
This is another one of those "biographies" that is only tangentially about the subject. The book doesn't focus on Mary very much, but rather covers what is going on within the court of Henry VIII, and ... Read full review
Review: The Tudor Rose: Princess Mary, Henry VIII's SisterUser Review - Goodreads
Jennifer Kewley Draskau writes a wonderful biography on Henry VIII youngest sister. Easy to read, this book fills out the outline of Mary Rose, youngest child of Elizabeth and Henry VII. While most ...