MARGARET TUDOR: The Life of Henry VIII's Sister

MARGARET TUDOR: The Life of Henry VIII's Sister

MELANIE CLEGG    Book Number: 90374    Product format: Hardback

An exciting examination of developments that took place in Renaissance Scotland under the aegis of Margaret's husband, the highly educated and cultured James IV. Here is a fresh look at the turbulent and dramatic life of Henry VIII's eldest sister and a new examination of events that took place immediately after the Battle of Flodden in September 1513. Often depicted as unintelligent, shrewish and unlikeable, this more sympathetic view of Margaret and her position as a woman struggling to survive in a patriarchal society takes us from her early life in the royal nursery to her marriage to James IV of Scotland until her death at a relatively young age. She had been just 13 when she married in a magnificent proxy ceremony held at Richmond Palace in January 1503, was widowed at the age of 23 when King James IV was killed by her brother's army at the Battle of Flodden and Margaret was made Regent for her young son and temporarily the most powerful woman in Scotland - until she fell in love with the wrong man, lost everything and was forced to flee the country. Her tragic life foreshadowed that of her fascinating granddaughter, Mary Queen of Scots. 181pp, very few references, an easy read. Some illus.
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ISBN 9781473893153
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