Mary Tudor

Mary Tudor : The First Queen

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A striking and sympathetic portrait of England's first Queen, Mary I - whose character has been vilified for over 400 years. Instead of the bloodthirsty bigot of Protestant mythology, Mary Tudor emerges from the pages of this deeply-researched biography as a cultured renaissance princess, a courageous survivor of the violent power struggles that characterised the reigns of her father, Henry VIII, and brother Edward VI. The author does not belittle Mary's burning of heretics, which earned her the subriquet 'Bloody Mary', but she also had many endearing personal qualities and talents, not least the courage of leadership she showed in facing down Northumberland's rebellion. A well-balanced and readable biography of Mary I is long more

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  • Electronic book text
  • Little, Brown Book Group
  • United Kingdom
  • English
  • Section: 8, colour pix
  • 074812232X
  • 9780748122325

About Linda Porter

Linda Porter has a D. Phil in history from the University of York. She has taught in various universities in New York, as well as working as a senior adviser on public relations to a major telecommunications company. The winner of the 2004 Daily Mail/Biographers Club prize, she is now an independent historian and reviewer. She lives in more

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