Anne seymour served all of henry viii’s six wives and brushed with treason more than once, but she died in her bed as a wealthy old matriarch. Elisabeth parr, sister-in-law of Queen Katherine Parr, married for love and became Elizabeth I’s favourite lady-in-waiting. The tudor age was a hazardous time for ambitious women: courtly life exposed them to “pride, executions were part of everyday life, scorning and derision”, envy, indignation, death in childbirth was a real possibility and plagues sweeping regularly through the country could wipe out entire generations of families.
The Forgotten Tudor Women: Anne Seymour, Jane Dudley & Elisabeth Parr #ad - Jane dudley was a wife and mother who fought for her family until her last breath. Anne seymour, jane dudley and Elisabeth Parr all have their own unique stories to tell.
The Forgotten Tudor Women: Margaret Douglas, Mary Howard & Mary Shelton#ad - Beautiful and skilled in poetry, mary attracted henry VIII’s attention and became his mistress in 1535, but many don’t realize how important her contributions were to the literary scene of the time. Her legacy includes marrying her son to Mary, Queen of Scots, and playing the doting grandmother to King James VI and I.
All of these women received attention in academic circles and are the subjects of countless biographies. Everyone knows that Henry VIII had six wives, two sisters and two daughters. Not many people, realize that henry viii also had a niece, who were close friends, however, a daughter-in-law and a mistress, but who today remain on the fringes of history.
She served as maid of honour to her first cousin, Anne Boleyn, Henry Fitzroy, and married Henry VIII’s illegitimate but acknowledged son, Duke of Richmond. She was imprisoned thrice, “not for matters of treason, as she admitted, and each time, but for love matters”. Widowed at the age of seventeen, by her father’s admission, Mary fought for her rightful jointure and was, “too wise for a woman”.
The Forgotten Tudor Women: Margaret Douglas, Mary Howard & Mary Shelton #ad - Mary shelton, like mary Howard, was related to Anne Boleyn and became her servant at court. This book moves margaret douglas, mary Howard and Mary Shelton from the footnotes of history into the spotlight, where they deserve to shine along with their more famous contemporaries. Mary howard was the daughter of Thomas Howard, third Duke of Norfolk, leading peer of the Tudor court.
Margaret douglas was the daughter of Henry VIII’s elder sister Margaret, Queen of Scotland.
Great Ladies: The Forgotten Witnesses to the Lives of Tudor Queens#ad - Some were beloved, others hated. This is the story of the ladies of the Tudor court like you’ve never read it before. There has been a great deal written about Tudor queens, but less so about those women who surrounded the throne, who may have held even more power and influence than those who actually wore the golden crown.
Great Ladies: The Forgotten Witnesses to the Lives of Tudor Queens #ad - Some ladies who served at the tudor court are only faceless silhouettes lost to the sands of time, but there are those who dedicated their lives to please their royal mistresses and left documentation, allowing us to piece their life stories together and link them to the stories of Tudor queens. These female attendants saw their queens and princesses up close and often used their intimate bonds to their own benefit.
Rival Sisters: Mary & Elizabeth Tudor#ad - Partners both in throne and grave, here rest we two sisters Elizabeth and Mary, in the hope of one resurrection. This inscription is visible on the tomb where elizabeth I and her half sister, Mary I, lie buried together in one vault in the North Aisle of Henry VII’s Lady Chapel in Westminster Abbey. Mary’s reign was the darkest period in Elizabeth’s life.
Rival Sisters: Mary & Elizabeth Tudor #ad - I stood in danger of my life, my sister was so incensed against me, ” Elizabeth reminded her councillors when they pressed her to name a successor. It is time to tell the whole story of the fierce rivalry between the Tudor half sisters who became their father’s successors. It is the relationship between elizabeth and her Scottish cousin Mary Stuart that is often discussed and pondered over while the relationship between Elizabeth and her own half sister is largely forgotten.
Yet it is the relationship with Mary Tudor that forged Elizabeth’s personality and set her on the path to queenship.
The Private Lives of the Tudors: Uncovering the Secrets of Britain's Greatest DynastyGrove Press #ad - Their love affairs, their political triumphs, and their overturning of the religious order are the subject of countless works of popular scholarship. What did the monarchs eat? what clothes did they wear, sexual lives, upbringing, and taking us into the kitchens, and cared for? How did they wield power? When sick, and how did they give birth to the all-important heirs?Exploring their education, and bedrooms at court, how were they treated? What games did they play? How did they practice their faith? And whom did they love, bought, bathrooms, schoolrooms, The Private Lives of the Tudors charts the course of the entire dynasty, and how were they designed, surfacing new and fascinating insights into these celebrated figures.
But for all we know about henry’s quest for male heirs, the lives of the Tudor monarchs away from the public eye remain largely beyond our grasp, or Elizabeth’s purported virginity, mostly not chronicled by previous historians. In the private lives of the tudors, acclaimed historian Tracy Borman delves deep behind the public face of the monarchs, showing us what their lives were like beyond the stage of the court.
The Private Lives of the Tudors: Uncovering the Secrets of Britain's Greatest Dynasty #ad - England’s tudor monarchs—henry vii, henry viii, mary I, Edward VI, and Elizabeth I—are perhaps the most celebrated and fascinating of all royal families in history. Drawing on original material from those closest to them—courtiers like the “groom of the stool, ” a much-coveted position, surprisingly—Borman examines Tudor life in fine detail.
Golden Age Ladies: Women Who Shaped the Courts of Henry VIII and Francis I#ad - They lived on the brink of the golden age of the European Renaissance and witnessed social and religious upheavals as the medieval world they knew crumbled to dust, replacing the old with the new. Margaret of alençon, francis i’s sister, faces new challenges as her brother’s captivity after the Battle of Pavia propels her onto the diplomatic stage of Europe.
Witnessing the warring political factions at court, the young Catherine de Medici, humiliated by her husband’s relationship with Diane de Poitiers, learns how to navigate the murky waters of courtly intrigue to emerge as the leading force on the international stage of sixteenth-century Europe. Set against the backdrop of sixteenth-century court life are the interwoven stories of individual French and English noblewomen whose dramatic lives even the best of novelists would have trouble inventing.
Golden Age Ladies: Women Who Shaped the Courts of Henry VIII and Francis I #ad - Louise of savoy knows that her son Francis is destined for greatness, but he faces new challenges after his accession, trusting his mother to become regent during his absence. Mary tudor agrees to marry louis xii, but after his unexpected death, she decides to become no man’s pawn and marries for love, a man thirty-four years her senior, creating one of the greatest scandals in Renaissance Europe.
Claude of france may have been meek and submissive, but there is more to her character than meets the eye. Brought up at the french court, Anne Boleyn boldly refuses to become Henry VIII’s mistress. Two such courts as those of France and England have not been witnessed for the last fifty years. Niccolo sagudino, 1515they had to be strong if they wanted to make it in a man’s world.
Scourge of Henry VIII: The Life of Marie de GuisePen & Sword History #ad - This biography, from the author of marie Antoinette: An Intimate History, tells the story and offers a fresh assessment of this most fascinating and underappreciated of sixteenth-century female rulers. Although briefly courted by henry VIII, she instead married his nephew, James V of Scotland, in 1538.
Mary, marie de guise, queen of scots continues to intrigue both historians and the general public—but the story of her mother, is much less well known. James’s premature death four years later left their six-day-old daughter, as queen, Mary, and presented Marie with the formidable challenge of winning the support of the Scottish people and protecting her daughter’s threatened birthright.
Content until now to remain in the background and play the part of the obedient wife, charm, determination, and energy to safeguarding her daughter’s inheritance by using a deft mixture of cunning, Marie spent the next eighteen years effectively governing Scotland—devoting her considerable intellect, courage, and tolerance.
Scourge of Henry VIII: The Life of Marie de Guise #ad - A political power in her own right, she was born into the powerful and ambitious Lorraine family, spending her formative years at the dazzling, licentious court of François I. The little-known story of the mother of mary, queen of Scots and her feud with the Tudors: “Will fascinate anyone who loves a simmering, twisting tale” All About History.
The Elizabeth Tudor Conspiracy: A heart stopping thriller full of dramatic twists The Marquess House Trilogy Book 2Sapere Books #ad - Despite their narrow escape from those pursuing them, Perdita is determined to continue her grandmother’s legacy by uncovering her ground-breaking research into the English royal bloodline. A timeshift conspiracy thriller that will shock you to your core! Perfect for fans of Dan Brown, Philippa Gregory, Kate Mosse and Tom Harper.
Was elizabeth i really the last tudor princess…?Nonsuch Palace, England, 1586Elizabeth I has been queen for 28 years. And now the national identity of Great Britain must be called into question. With their enemies still tracking them and the lives of those they love in deadly risk, Perdita and Piper must succeed in exposing the secrets of history or there is no hope of them escaping alive.
The Elizabeth Tudor Conspiracy: A heart stopping thriller full of dramatic twists The Marquess House Trilogy Book 2 #ad - . The elizabeth tudor conspiracy is the second book in the marquess House trilogy, a dual timeline conspiracy thriller with an ingenious twist on a well-known period of Tudor history. The marquess house trilogy seriesbook one: the catherine Howard ConspiracyBOOK TWO: The Elizabeth Tudor ConspiracyBOOK THREE: The Arbella Stuart Conspiracy.
She has survived hundreds of plots against her but now she faces the revelation of a secret she thought would remain hidden forever…Elizabeth is not the last of the Tudor line — there are two more legitimate heirs to her crown. Her sworn enemy, king of spain, philip II, has discovered the secret and thinks he can control the missing princess as his puppet queen.
Can elizabeth maintain control over her throne? and what happened to the lost Tudor heirs? Castle Jerusalem, Andorra, 2018Dr Perdita Rivers and her twin sister Piper are safely hidden in Andorra.
The Catherine Howard Conspiracy: A gripping conspiracy thriller with a dramatic twist The Marquess House Trilogy Book 1Sapere Books #ad - Catching the king’s fancy, she finds herself caught up in her uncle’s ambition to get a Howard heir to the throne. Terrified by the ageing king after the fate that befell her cousin, Wales, Catherine begins to fear for her life… Pembrokeshire, 2018Dr Perdita Rivers receives news of the death of her estranged grandmother, Anne Boleyn, renowned Tudor historian Mary Fitzroy.
What secrets were covered up at the court of henry viii …?whitehall palace, 1539when Catherine Howard arrives at the court of King Henry VIII to be a maid of honour in the household of the new queen, England, Anne of Cleves, she has no idea of the fate that awaits her. A timeshift thriller that will have you completely gripped! Perfect for fans of Dan Brown, Philippa Gregory, Kate Mosse and Tom Harper.
The Catherine Howard Conspiracy: A gripping conspiracy thriller with a dramatic twist The Marquess House Trilogy Book 1 #ad - Mary inexplicably cut all contact with Perdita and her twin sister, but she has left them Marquess House, Piper, her vast estate in Pembrokeshire. Perdita sets out to unravel their grandmother’s motives for abandoning them, a collection of letters and diaries claiming the records of catherine howard’s execution were falsified…What truths are hiding in Marquess House? What really happened to Catherine Howard?And how was Perdita’s grandmother connected to it all?THE CATHERINE HOWARD CONSPIRACY is the first book in the Marquess House trilogy, and is drawn into the mystery of an ancient document in the archives of Marquess House, a dual timeline conspiracy thriller with an ingenious twist on a well-known period of Tudor history.
The marquess house trilogy seriesbook one: the catherine Howard ConspiracyBOOK TWO: The Elizabeth Tudor ConspiracyBOOK THREE: The Arbella Stuart Conspiracy.
Margaret Tudor: The Life of Henry VIII's SisterPen and Sword History #ad - When the thirteen year old margaret tudor, married king james iv of scotland in a magnificent proxy ceremony held at Richmond Palace in January 1503, eldest daughter of Henry VII and his wife Elizabeth of York, no one could have guessed that this pretty, redheaded princess would go on to have a marital career as dramatic and chequered as that of her younger brother Henry VIII.
Left widowed at the age of just twenty three after her husband was killed by her brother’s army at the battle of Flodden, Margaret was made Regent for her young son and was 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.
Margaret Tudor: The Life of Henry VIII's Sister #ad - In a life that foreshadowed that of her tragic, fascinating granddaughter Mary Queen of Scots, Margaret hurtled from one disaster to the next and ended her life abandoned by virtually everyone: a victim both of her own poor life choices and of the simmering hostility between her son, James V and her brother, Henry VIII.
The Danish QueenCanelo Saga #ad - But her marriage to James I saw her become key to the legacy of the Stuarts. She was born and raised in Liverpool, which serves as the inspiration for many of her novels. The danish queen tells the story of a woman who crossed the sea and found love and power, but was fated to watch the tragic demise of her children, all of whom were to be haunted by the tragic destiny of the Stuarts.
It is a dramatic and enlightening account of the early years and marriage of a queen whose place in history is little known, and is perfect for fans of Anne O’Brien, Elizabeth Chadwick and Alison Weir. Lynda M. When queen elizabeth i died, james inherited the crown of England and was the first ruler to call himself ‘King of Great Britain’, and Anne the first queen.
They married and bore children, but as the Princess grew to womanhood in the turbulent court of Scotland, she was subject to the unpredictable behaviour of her husband. How did a danish princess become the so-called first queen of Great Britain?Anne of Holstein is perhaps the least-known Queen Consort in Britain’s history.
The Danish Queen #ad - A teenage Anne was infatuated with her match. She now divides her time between Merseyside and the Isle of Man, where she has lived for several years. Andrews, who also writes as lyn andrews, is the Sunday Times Number One bestselling author of over 34 sagas, and one of the top 100 bestselling authors in the UK.
From her homeland of denmark, anne travelled to Scotland – a place she had heard tales about of ruthless and bloodthirsty people – and met her betrothed.