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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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - wealhtheowwylfing - LibraryThing
Despite the sensationalist title, this is a reasoned, well pieced together biography of Henry VIII's eldest child. Most of the book is set during Henry's reign, and Erickson provides far too much ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - everfresh1 - LibraryThing
Great example of popular history! Very well researched, easy readable. It follows not just Mary travails but also contains a complete picture of political and religious environment of that time and hence gives a context for much better understanding of Mary history. Read full review