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Mary Rose Tudor was the little sister of King Henry VIII. And even though he’s supposed to have loved her, he still married her off to the old invalid King Louis XII. Find out what she did then…
‘A very readable account of a fascinating woman who dared to stand up to Henry VIII and survived. It is thoroughly researched, admirably written and the author’s love of the Tudor period shines through.’REVIEW FROM HISTORICAL NOVELS REVIEW
One NOT about any of the six wives! Henry had plenty of other relatives. But given his shaky right to the crown, Henry had them executed throughout his reign in order to secure his throne.
Can you imagine what it must be like to be the little sister of infamous, English king, Henry VIII? Remember, this is the king who went on to have six wives, two of whom he had beheaded.
The teenage Mary Rose is his favourite sister (he even named his famous ship after her). But he still pushed the young and lovely Mary into a hateful state marriage with the ailing and ancient King Louis XII of France.
However, a reluctant Mary Rose, as strong-willed as Henry and passionately in love, for the first time, doesn’t give in easily. Before she agrees to the match, Mary Rose extracts a promise from Henry. A promise she is determined he will keep.
‘Very easy to read, very hard to put down. This made Mary Tudor so accessible and relatable.’ READER REVIEW
‘Thoroughly enjoyable.’ READER REVIEW
‘Really liked reading this book. it helped me understand so much more about Mary’s perspective of events, and her King Henry VIII (her brother’s) duplicity, coldness and greed where she was concerned. He made things financially miserable for the Brandons literally for their entire lifetime. He didn’t have to do that – and shouldn’t have done that to his beloved sister.
‘Very much hope that author Geraldine Evans continues writing more about the Tudor’s (marriages, children or family) – or King Charles II mistress Barbara Castlemaine – or even Mary Queen of Scots. It will be a good read.’ READER REVIEW