SISTERS TO THE KING


SISTERS TO THE KING

MARIA PERRY    Book Number: 85294    Product format: Hardback

Sub-titled 'The Tumultuous Lives of Henry VIII's Sisters - Margaret of Scotland and Mary of France'. Aged just 13, Margaret became Queen of Scotland. She was taken aback to find her dower castle at Stirling was used as a nursery for the king's seven illegitimate children, and so Stirling never became her favourite residence. However she quickly gained a Scottish accent. Her younger, beautiful sister Mary was betrothed to the eight-year-old Prince Charles of Castile, and her long speech in French impressed the court. However she was later married off to the sickly, ageing Louis XII. People said it was shameful that 'a feeble, old and pocky man should marry so fair a lady.' Royal young ladies knew that their duty was to marry for political reasons, but both women made their second marriages for love. This lively account of the lives of Henry VIII and his sisters sheds new light on the Tudors, and, packed with details and anecdotes, makes a wonderful read for anyone who loves history. 336pp. Black and white illus.
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ISBN 9780233005294
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