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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.

Carolly Erickson received her Ph.D. in medieval history from Columbia University. She is also the author of The First Elizabeth, Great Harry, and Alexandra, among other books. She lives in Hawaii.

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 faithand betrayal and treacheryset amid the splendor, pageantry, squalor, and intrigue of 16th-century Europe.

By any reckoning, Mary Tudor experienced an improbable blend of triumph, humiliation, heartbreak, and devotionand Erickson recounts it all against the turbulent background of European politics, war, and religious strife. Bloody Mary gives students and scholars a rare portrait of the middle 1500s in Europe, and of a woman who was elevated to unprecedented power in a world both ruled and defined by men.

"This historical biography reads like the liveliest fiction . . . Utterly fascinating."Chicago Tribune

"A book of considerable literary distinction. [Erickson's research] commands belief as well as respect."John Kenyon, The Washington Post Book World

"Erickson has written an historical biography of rare distinction, impressive both as a portrait of the less celebrated of Henry VIII's daughters and in its depiction of the turbulent age in which she lived."Peter Stansky, Stanford University

"Erickson has re-created it all so vividly . . . A dazzling achievement. She has fleshed out the indistinct shade of Mary Tudor so that we perceive her as a living, breathing human being."Jessica Mitford

Synopsis:

A rich biography of "Bloody Mary" that exposes other themes in Mary Tudor's reign. Bearing extraordinary burdens, Mary ruled with full measure of the Tudor majesty and met the challenges of severe economic crises, rebellion, and religious upheaval capably and with courage. Photos.

Synopsis:

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.

About the Author

A Ph.D. in medieval history from Columbia University led Carolly Erickson to six years as a college professor, then to a career as a full-time writer. She lives in Hawaii.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312187064
Author:
Erickson, Carolly
Author:
Erickson
Publisher:
St. Martin's Griffin
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Great britain
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Royalty
Subject:
History
Subject:
Historical - British
Subject:
Mary stuart, queen of the scots, 1542-1587
Subject:
Queens -- Great Britain -- Biography.
Subject:
Mary
Subject:
Great Britain History Mary I, 1553-1558.
Subject:
Biography-Historical
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
19980931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
560
Dimensions:
9.28 x 6.22 x 1.17 in

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History and Social Science » World History » England » Historical Biographies
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Product details 560 pages St. Martin's Griffin - English 9780312187064 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , A rich biography of "Bloody Mary" that exposes other themes in Mary Tudor's reign. Bearing extraordinary burdens, Mary ruled with full measure of the Tudor majesty and met the challenges of severe economic crises, rebellion, and religious upheaval capably and with courage. Photos.
"Synopsis" by ,
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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