Mary, Bloody Mary (Young Royals, #1)

04 June 2020 | By Carolyn Meyer | Filed in: mary i.

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 th

Mary Tudor: Princess, Bastard, Queen

04 June 2020 | By Anna Whitelock | Filed in: mary i.

This is a page turning, revisionist history of the villainised and misunderstood Mary Tudor, the first queen of England.

In the Shadow of the Crown (Queens of England, #6)

04 June 2020 | By Jean Plaidy | Filed in: mary i.

As Henry VIII s only child, the future seemed golden for Princess Mary She was the daughter of Henry s first queen, Katharine of Aragon, and was heir presumptive to the throne of England Red haired like her father, she was also intelligent and deeply religious like her staunchly Catholic mother B

Her Highness, the Traitor

04 June 2020 | By Susan Higginbotham | Filed in: mary i.

As Henry VIII draws his last breath, two very different women, Jane Dudley, Viscountess Lisle, and Frances Grey, Marchioness of Dorset, face the prospect of a boy king, Edward VI n nFor Jane Dudley, basking in the affection of her large family, the coming of a new king means another step upward for h

The King's Daughter (Thornleigh, #2)

04 June 2020 | By Barbara Kyle | Filed in: mary i.

Upon the death of her father, Henry VIII, Queen Mary assumes the throne after a long exile Her first order of business is to wed the devout Prince Philip of Spain, creating a powerful alliance that will transform Mary s fanatical dream of ridding England of Protestantism into terrifying reality An

The Lady Elizabeth

04 June 2020 | By Alison Weir | Filed in: mary i.

Following the tremendous success of her first novel, Innocent Traitor, which recounted the riveting tale of the doomed Lady Jane Grey, acclaimed historian and New York Times bestselling author Alison Weir turns her masterly storytelling skills to the early life of young Elizabeth Tudor, who would gr

The Children of Henry VIII

04 June 2020 | By Alison Weir | Filed in: mary i.

At his death in 1547, King Henry VIII left four heirs to the English throne his only son, the nine year old Prince Edward the Lady Mary, the adult daughter of his first wife, Catherine of Aragon the Lady Elizabeth, the daughter of his second wife, Anne Boleyn, and his young great niece, the Lady

Tudor Queens of England

04 June 2020 | By David Loades | Filed in: mary i.

An intimate and revealing look at the daily lives and responsibilities of the Tudor Queens of England From Elizabeth of York, wife of Henry VII, the first Tudor monarch, to Elizabeth I, her grand daughter and the last, The Tudor Queens of England delves into the secret lives of some of the most co

Mary Tudor: The Spanish Tudor

04 June 2020 | By H.F.M. Prescott | Filed in: mary i.

Notorious for her persecution of Protestants, Queen Mary I has been vilified by generations of historians as Bloody Mary But this award winning biography offers a humane and measured perspective on the life of this tormented woman With sympathy, Prescott examines just how Mary, who was swept

Thomas Cranmer

04 June 2020 | By Diarmaid MacCulloch | Filed in: mary i.

Thomas Cranmer, the architect of the Anglican Book of Common Prayer, was the archbishop of Canterbury who guided England through the early Reformation and Henry VIII through the minefields of divorce This is the first major biography of him for than three decades, and the first for a century t

Katherine the Queen: The Remarkable Life of Katherine Parr

04 June 2020 | By Linda Porter | Filed in: mary i.

The general perception of Katherine Parr, the sixth and last wife of Henry VIII, is that she was a provincial nobody with intellectual pretensions who became queen of England because the king needed a matronly consort to nurse him as his health declined In the various studies of the six wives of He

Wolf Hall

04 June 2020 | By Hilary Mantel | Filed in: mary i.

England in the 1520s is a heartbeat from disaster If the king dies without a male heir, the country could be destroyed by civil war Henry VIII wants to annul his marriage of twenty years and marry Anne Boleyn The pope and most of Europe opposes him Into this impasse steps Thomas Cromwell a whol

Edward VI: The Lost King of England

04 June 2020 | By Chris Skidmore | Filed in: mary i.

The birth of Edward on October 12, 1537, ended his father s twenty seven year wait for an heir Nine years later, Edward was on the throne, a boy king in a court where manipulation, treachery, and plotting were rife n nHenry VIII s death in January 1547 marked the end of a political giant whose reign