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La Reine Blanche : Mary Tudor, A Life in Letters

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Mary Tudor's childhood was overshadowed by the men in her life: her father, Henry VII, and her brothers Arthur, heir to the Tudor throne, and Henry VIII. These men and the beliefs held about women at the time helped to shape Mary's life. She was trained to be a dutiful wife and at the age of eighteen Mary married the French king, Louis XII, thirty-four years her senior.

When her husband died three months after the marriage, Mary took charge of her life and shaped her own destiny. As a young widow, Mary blossomed. This was the opportunity to show the world the strong, self-willed, determined woman she always had been. She remarried for love and at great personal risk to herself. She loved and respected Katherine of Aragon and despised Anne Boleyn - again, a dangerous position to take.

Author Sarah Bryson has returned to primary sources, state papers and letters, to unearth the truth about this intelligent and passionate woman. This is the story of Mary Tudor, told through her own words for the first time.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 288 pages
  • 156 x 234 x 30.48mm | 558g
  • Chalford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 16 Plates, color
  • 1445673886
  • 9781445673882
  • 1,473,185

Review quote

'Exciting, authoritative and compelling - a book that does full justice to a much-neglected Tudor figure.' -- Dr Josephine Wilkinson 'This is a sympathetic insight into a frequently overlooked Tudor and her world. Sarah Bryson has created an absorbing narrative of Mary's life and character, including a wealth of fascinating detail that will be a valuable read for anyone interested in the period.' -- Amy Licence
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About Sarah Bryson

Sarah Bryson is a researcher, writer and educator who has a Bachelor of Early Childhood Education with Honours. She currently works with children with disabilities. She is passionate about Tudor history and has a deep interest in Mary Tudor, Charles Brandon, Duke of Suffolk and the reign of Henry VIII and the people of his court. She has run a website dedicated to Tudor history for many years and has written for various websites including 'On the Tudor Trail' and "QueenAnneBoleyn'. She has been studying primary sources to tell the story of Mary Tudor for a decade. She is the author of books on Mary Boleyn, Charles Brandon and La Reine Blanche. She lives in Australia.
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