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The sisters of Henry VIII : the tumultuous lives of Margaret of Scotland and Mary of France
Perry, Maria.
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Sisters to the king
First U.S. edition.
Publication Information:
New York : St. Martin's Press, 1999.

Physical Description:
xvii, 266 pages 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
General Note:
"First published in Great Britain under the title: Sisters to the king: the tumultuous lives of Henry VIII's sisters--Margaret of Scotland and Mary of France by André Deutsch Limited"--T.p. verso.
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DA784.3.M3 P47 1998 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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In this spellbinding portrait of two forgotten women who helped shape a dynasty and a nation, Perry returns to a distant time and place with the same panache that made Alison Weir's The Wives of Henry VIII a phenomenon."

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Booklist Review

Ah, those exciting Tudor times. Sixteenth-century England continues to fascinate scholars and general enthusiasts alike. The kings and queens of the house of Tudor were a colorful lot. Few other royal families in European history could boast such a sequence of strong personalities. Out from the shadow cast over them by their famous brother, Perry pulls two interesting Tudor women: the sisters of Henry VIII. The older one, Margaret, became queen of Scotland, and the younger, Mary, married the king of France. In other histories of the time, mention is usually made of these two women only in passing, as if their places in the big picture of Tudor dynastic history were very small. The full story of their lives is told here for the first time, and in appropriately rich prose. Perry is excellent at dramatizing events as she follows the careers of these two princesses cum queens who, although they made mistakes in their handling of political and personal situations, were vibrant characters, certainly worth reading about. --Brad Hooper