Mary, Bloody Mary
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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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - meacoleman - LibraryThing
Carolyn Meyer sympathetically weaves together vignettes from Mary Tudor's life in an attempt to explain how she grew into a harsh ruler. I've read stories and watched movies about Henry VIII but never ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - brokenangelkisses - LibraryThing
I have always had an interest in history and a particular interest in Henry VIII, so when I spotted one of my students reading this book I was intrigued. The premise Written from the perspective of ... Read full review