Bloody Mary

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Cambridge University Press, Apr 1, 2007 - Biography & Autobiography - 560 pages
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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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After watching The Tudors I found myself intrigued by Mary and wanted to know her story beyond the sitcom. It's an easy read and satisfied my curiosity. This book copy I borrowed from a friend is very old. It also had pictures too Great book. Very much recommend Read full review

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User Review  - Leeanne - Goodreads

After watching The Tudors I found myself intrigued by Mary and wanted to know her story beyond the sitcom. It's an easy read and satisfied my curiosity. This book copy I borrowed from a friend is very old. It also had pictures too Great book. Very much recommend Read full review

Contents

The Princess
1
The Kings Troubled Daughter
75
The Unhappiest Lady in Christendom
169
Queen Alone
287
The Kings Wife
373

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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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