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    DescriptionFew English monarchs have a worse reputation than Mary Tudor. She has been seen both as a religious fanatic who tried against the will of her people to reverse the course of the Reformation and as the pawn of her husband, Philip II of Spain -- her infatuation with whom led her to betray Englanda s vital interests. How this pious, and by contemporary accounts, gentle woman aroused an antipathy that survives until the present is a central question in David Loadesa s sensitive biography, now in paperback. Based on research into the documents of the time (many newly uncovered) the compelling story of Marya s life is revealed here in unprecedented detail and depth, packed with incident and intrigue, and enmeshed in the politics of secular and religious struggle in England and Europe.


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    Title
    Mary Tudor
    Subtitle
    A Life
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) David Loades
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 352
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 224 mm
    Thickness: 32 mm
    Weight: 721 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780631184492
    ISBN 10: 063118449X
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HBLH, BGH
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.2
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JB
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD1
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBKE
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    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    Libri: I-BA
    DC22: B
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T General Subject: 431
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: HIS037050
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15100
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: BIO000000
    BIC subject category V2: 1DBKE
    DC20: 942.054092
    BIC subject category V2: 3JB
    B&T Approval Code: A15202022
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 942.05/4/092
    LC classification: DA347 .L579 1992
    Thema V1.0: DNB
    Edition statement
    Revised ed.
    Illustrations note
    Publisher
    John Wiley and Sons Ltd
    Imprint name
    BLACKWELL PUBLISHERS
    Publication date
    27 July 1992
    Publication City/Country
    Oxford
    Author Information
    David Loades taught at the University of Durham before being appointed the Professor of History at the University College of North Wales, Bangor in 1980. He has MA and PhD degrees from the University of Cambridge (where he received the Prince Consort Prize and Seeley Medal in 1961). He was awarded an honorary D Litt in 1981 and was a visiting fellow at All Souls College in 1988--9.
    Review quote
    "Loades manages the difficult feat of being both a sensitive portrait of a woman treated abominably by her father, and a cool estimation of the religious persecutions she initiated as a result. A sad but not unsympathetic book." (The Week, January 2009) "An excellent and sensitive biography." (Observer) "A weighty achievement." (Times Educational Supplement) "A stimulating and scholarly reappraisal of Marya s career ... Without resurrecting the black legend, he illuminates the shortcomings of an historical figure who was a a good woman, but an ill Queena ." (Spectator) "Loades has written by far the best biography of the queen to date. He has created a deeply moving and penetrating human story in which the lesser characters retain their verity and are gracefully integrated into a drama that is, as the author says, a pure tragedya ." (American Historical Review) "David Loadesa s brisk and unsentimental account is therefore welcome." (The English Historical Review)
    Back cover copy
    Few English monarchs have a worse reputation than Mary Tudor. She has been seen both as a religious fanatic who tried against the will of her people to reverse the course of the Reformation and as the pawn of her husband, Philip II of Spain - her infatuation with whom led her to betray England's vital interests.How this pious, and by contemporary accounts, gentle woman aroused an antipathy that survives until the present is a central question in David Loades's sensitive biography, now in paperback. Based on research into the documents of the time (many newly uncovered) the compelling story of Mary's life is revealed here in unprecedented detail and depth, packed with incident and intrigue, and enmeshed in the politics of secular and religious struggle in England and Europe.
    Table of contents
    Preface. Abbreviations. Glossary. Map of Estates granted to Mary in 1547. Acknowledgements. Introduction. 1. The Token of Hope (1516--1525). 2. The a Princess of Walesa (1525--1533). 3. Disgrace and Rehabilitation (1533--1547). 4. The Conservative Magnate (1547--1553). 5. a Annus Mirabilisa (1553--1554). 6. Philip and Mary (1554--1557). 7. Mary and Elizabeth (1557--1558). 8. The Historical Mary. Appendix 1: The Development of Marya s Household (1516--1558). Appendix 2: The New Year Gift List of 1557. Appendix 3: Marya s Will. Bibliographical Abbreviations. References and Bibliography. Index.