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Mary, Queen of France: The Story of the Youngest Sister of Henry VIII

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Legendary historical novelist Jean Plaidy brings to life the story of Princess Mary Tudor, a celebrated beauty and born rebel who would defy the most powerful king in Europe—her older brother.

Princess Mary Rose is the youngest sister of Henry VIII, and one of the few people whom he adores unconditionally. Known throughout Europe for her charm and good looks, Mary is the golden child of the Tudor family and is granted her every wish.

Except when it comes to marriage. Henry VIII, locked in a political showdown with France, decides to offer up his pampered baby sister to secure peace between the two mighty kingdoms. Innocent, teenage Mary must become the wife of the elderly King Louis, a toothless, ailing man in his sixties. Horrified and furious, Mary has no choice but to sail for France. There she hones her political skills, bides her time, and remains secretly in love with Charles Brandon, the Duke of Suffolk. When King Louis dies, after only two years of marriage, Mary is determined not to be sold into another unhappy union. She must act quickly; if she wants to be with the man she truly loves, she must defy the laws of church and state by marrying without her brother’s permission. Together, Mary and Charles devise a scheme to outwit the most ruthless king in Europe and gain their hearts’ desire, not knowing if it will lead to marital bliss or certain death.

Synopsis:

Recounts the life story of Princess Mary Tudor, the beloved youngest sister of England's King Henry VIII, who becomes the unwilling bride of the elderly French king, until, after his death, she devises a scheme to outwit her ruthless brother to marry her true love, the Duke of Suffolk. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.

About the Author

\JEAN PLAIDY, one of the preeminent authors of historical fiction for most of the twentieth century, is the pen name of the prolific English author Eleanor Hibbert, also known as Victoria Holt. Jean Plaidy’s novels had sold more than 14 million copies worldwide by the time of her death in 1993.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307496706
Subtitle:
The Story of the Youngest Sister of Henry VIII
Publisher:
Three Rivers Press
Author:
Plaidy, Jean
Author:
Jean Plaidy
Subject:
Fiction : Historical - General
Subject:
History
Subject:
Queens
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
Biographical fiction
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Romance - General
Subject:
Romance-A to Z
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20031028
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
304

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Mary, Queen of France: The Story of the Youngest Sister of Henry VIII
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"Synopsis" by , Recounts the life story of Princess Mary Tudor, the beloved youngest sister of England's King Henry VIII, who becomes the unwilling bride of the elderly French king, until, after his death, she devises a scheme to outwit her ruthless brother to marry her true love, the Duke of Suffolk. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.
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