Mary, Bloody Mary

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2001 - 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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This book shows the life style Mary had with King Henry VIII. How a teenager managed to marry a man old enough to be her father yet he cheats on her with her best maid... Read full review

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I am only in year seven and I thought that this book was quite interesting however i did get a little bored in the middle

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Contents

PROLOGUE
1
King Francis
3
Betrothals
15
Tudor Colors
23
Falconry
34
Lessons
43
Lady Anne
53
Sickness and Dread
70
Queen Anne
122
A Royal Birth
133
Elizabeth
146
The Princesss Servant
156
The Double Oath
164
Rumors
172
A Question of Poison
181
The Madness of the King
189

A Visit from the King
85
Enter Chapuys Exit Wolsey
94
Lady Susan
105
Reginald Pole
114
The Executions
201
The New Enemy
215
HISTORICAL NOTE
223
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About the author (2001)

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 www.readcarolyn.com.

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