The Sisters of Henry VIII

The Sisters of Henry VIII

The Tumultuous Lives of Margaret of Scotland and Mary of France

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Henry VIII's sisters, neglected by generations of historians, affected the lives of their contemporaries much more forcefully than did any of their brother's famous six wives. In The Sisters of Henry VIII, Maria Perry brings history alive by examining the lives of these extraordinary women and their influence on Europe in the Tudor Age. Margaret became queen of Scotland at age thirteen; family members arranged beautiful Mary's betrothal to the aging king of France when she was twelve. But both women chose their second husbands for love: Margaret married and divorced twice after Henry's advancing armies slaughtered her first husband and kidnapped her children; Mary risked execution by proposing to the handsome duke of Suffolk. Groundbreaking in both depth and scope, Perry's work rescues two remarkable princesses from the shadows of history and offers a fresh interpretation of a royal family and an era sure to fascinate readers of Alison Weir and Antonia Fraser.
Publisher: [Boulder, Colo.] : Da Capo Press, 2000, ©1998
Edition: 1st Da Capo Press ed
ISBN: 9780306809897
0306809893
Characteristics: xvii, 266 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm
Call Number: 941.104 PER

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loblollyrosa Jun 12, 2012

A richly detailed history on the lives of Margaret and Mary Tudor, the sisters of Henry VIII. Mary's story is the more popular and known one, but Margaret's story is the more dynamic and influential in the Tudor world. Recommended for those interested in Tudor history and the personalities in that court.

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