Great Ladies: The Forgotten Witnesses to the Lives of Tudor Queens

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CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform #ad - 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. 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.

Great Ladies: The Forgotten Witnesses to the Lives of Tudor Queens #ad - This is the story of the ladies of the Tudor court like you’ve never read it before. Some were beloved, others hated. These female attendants saw their queens and princesses up close and often used their intimate bonds to their own benefit.

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The Forgotten Tudor Women: Margaret Douglas, Mary Howard & Mary Shelton

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CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform #ad - Mary howard was the daughter of Thomas Howard, third Duke of Norfolk, leading peer of the Tudor court. She served as maid of honour to her first cousin, and married Henry VIII’s illegitimate but acknowledged son, Anne Boleyn, Henry Fitzroy, Duke of Richmond. Her legacy includes marrying her son to Mary, Queen of Scots, and playing the doting grandmother to King James VI and I.

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. Widowed at the age of seventeen, by her father’s admission, Mary fought for her rightful jointure and was, “too wise for a woman”.

. Not many people, however, who were close friends, a daughter-in-law and a mistress, realize that Henry VIII also had a niece, but who today remain on the fringes of history. Margaret douglas was the daughter of Henry VIII’s elder sister Margaret, Queen of Scotland. She was imprisoned thrice, and each time, “not for matters of treason, as she admitted, but for love matters”.

The Forgotten Tudor Women: Margaret Douglas, Mary Howard & Mary Shelton #ad - Everyone knows that Henry VIII had six wives, two sisters and two daughters. 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. All of these women received attention in academic circles and are the subjects of countless biographies.

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The Forgotten Tudor Women: Anne Seymour, Jane Dudley & Elisabeth Parr

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Independently published #ad - Anne seymour, jane dudley and Elisabeth Parr all have their own unique stories to tell. Yet anne, jane and elisabeth lived through all this and left their indelible marks on history. Jane dudley was a wife and mother who fought for her family until her last breath. 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.

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Henry VIII's Nearest & Dearest - The Tudor Brandons: Mary And Charles

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Chronos Books #ad - Charles rose from being Henry's childhood friend to becoming the Duke of Suffolk; a consummate courtier and diplomat. Their actions could have been construed as treason yet Henry chose to spare their lives. At first married to the king of france, Mary quickly wed Charles after Louis XII's death in 1515, against her brother's wishes.

. Chronos Books John Hunt. Mary was always royalty. This fascinating book studies the life and times of Mary Tudor and Charles Brandon, Henry VIII's dearest sister and his closest companion. They returned to court and despite their ongoing disagreements throughout the years, especially over the king's marriage to Anne Boleyn, the Tudor Brandons remained Henry's most loyal subjects and perhaps more importantly, his beloved family.

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The Hidden Lives of Tudor Women: A Social History

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Pegasus Books #ad - Pegasus. The turbulent Tudor Age never fails to capture the imagination. But what was it truly like to be a woman during this era?  The Tudor period conjures up images of queens and noblewomen in elaborate court dress; of palace intrigue and dramatic politics. Norton brings this vibrant period to colorful life in an evocative and insightful social history.

Yet the tudor century was also dominated by powerful and dynamic women in a way that no era had been before. But if you were a woman, it was also a time when death during childbirth was rife; when marriage was usually a legal contract, not a matter for love, and the education you could hope to receive was minimal at best.

The Hidden Lives of Tudor Women: A Social History #ad - Historian elizabeth norton explores the life cycle of the tudor woman, widowed but influential at court; Elizabeth Boleyn, mother of a controversial queen; and Elizabeth Barton, through the diverging examples of women such as Elizabeth Tudor, from childhood to old age, Elizabeth's wet nurse; Mary Howard, Henry VIII’s sister; Cecily Burbage, a peasant girl who would be lauded as a prophetess.

8 pages of color illustrations Chronos Books John Hunt. Their stories are interwoven with studies of topics ranging from Tudor toys to contraception to witchcraft, nuns and harlots, painting a portrait of the lives of queens and serving maids, widows and chaperones.

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Tudor Duchess The Brandon Trilogy - Katherine

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Independently published #ad - A favourite of king henry viii, and his son edward, Katherine knows all his six wives, his daughters Mary and Elizabeth, as well as being related by marriage to Lady Jane Grey. When the royal marriage is annulled, Katherine’s good friend, Catherine Parr becomes the king’s sixth wife, and they work to promote religious reform.

Her spanish mother, is queen catherine of aragon’s lady in waiting, Maria de Salinas, so it is a challenging time for them all when King Henry marries the enigmatic Anne Boleyn. When her father dies, Katherine becomes the ward of Tudor knight, Sir Charles Brandon. After the short reign of young catherine Howard, and the tragic death of Jane Seymour, Katherine and Brandon are chosen to welcome Anna of Cleves as she arrives in England.

Tudor Duchess The Brandon Trilogy - Katherine #ad - Following anne’s dramatic downfall, Katherine marries Charles Brandon, and becomes Duchess of Suffolk at the age of fourteen. Pegasus. Katherine’s protestant faith puts her family in great danger - from which there seems no escape. Katherine’s young sons are tutored with the future king, and become his friends, Prince Edward, but when Edward dies his Catholic sister Mary is crowned queen.

Attractive, wealthy and influential, Katherine Willoughby is one of the most unusual ladies of the Tudor court. Katherine’s remarkable true story continues the epic tale of the rise of the Tudors, which began with the best-selling Tudor trilogy and concludes with the reign of Queen Elizabeth I.

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Anna of Kleve, The Princess in the Portrait: A Novel Six Tudor Queens

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Ballantine Books #ad - What follows is the fascinating story of an awkward royal union that somehow had to be terminated. Anna of kleve, the princess in the Portrait: A Novel Six Tudor Queens Hardcover. Some think her attractive, but Henry knows he can never love her. Entranced by the lovely image, Henry is bitterly surprised when Anna arrives in England and he sees her in the flesh.

Forty-six, and suffering from gout, overweight, Henry is soundly rejected by some of Europe's most eligible princesses. Henry commissions her portrait from his court painter, who depicts her from the most flattering perspective. Will he accuse anna of adultery as he did queen anne boleyn, a young woman with hopes and dreams of her own, and send her to the scaffold? Or will he divorce her and send her home in disgrace? Alison Weir takes a fresh and astonishing look at this remarkable royal marriage by describing it from the point of view of Queen Anna, alone and fearing for her life in a royal court that rejected her almost from the day she set foot on England’s shore.

Anna of Kleve, The Princess in the Portrait: A Novel Six Tudor Queens #ad - Even as henry begins to warm to his new wife and share her bed, his attention is captivated by one of her maids-of-honor. Chronos Books John Hunt. Pegasus. Anna of kleve, is twenty-four, from a small German duchy, and has a secret she is desperate to keep hidden. The surprising and dramatic life of the least known of king Henry VIII’s wives is illuminated in the fourth volume in the Six Tudor Queens series—for fans of Philippa Gregory, Hilary Mantel, and The Crown.

Newly widowed and the father of an infant son, Henry VIII realizes he must marry again to ensure the royal succession.

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Red Roses: Blanche of Gaunt to Margaret Beaufort

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The History Press #ad - The wars of the Roses were not just fought by men on the battlefield. The history Press. Pegasus. This book traces the story of women on the lancastrian side, wife of John of Gaunt, from the children borne by Blanche, through the turbulent 15th century to Margaret Beaufort’s son in 1485 and the establishment of the Tudor dynasty.

Red Roses: Blanche of Gaunt to Margaret Beaufort #ad - . Anna of kleve, the princess in the Portrait: A Novel Six Tudor Queens Hardcover. There were daughters, mistresses, mothers, wives, and queens who helped shape the most dramatic of English conflicts. Faced with the dangers of treason and capture, defamation and childbirth, these extraordinary women survived in extraordinary times.

From the secret liaisons of katherine swynford and catherine of Valois to the love lives of Mary de Bohun and Jacquetta of Luxembourg, to the queenship of Joan of Navarre and Margaret of Anjou, this book explores their experiences as women. Chronos Books John Hunt.

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Game of Queens: The Women Who Made Sixteenth-Century Europe

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Basic Books #ad - Basic Books. The history Press. Chronos Books John Hunt. A fascinating group biography and a thrilling political epic, Game of Queens explores the lives of some of the most beloved and reviled queens in history. Pegasus. Anna of kleve, the princess in the Portrait: A Novel Six Tudor Queens Hardcover. For the first time, Europe saw a sisterhood of queens who would not be equaled until modern times.

Sarah gristwood has written a masterpiece that effortlessly and enthrallingly interweaves the amazing stories of women who ruled in Europe during the Renaissance period. Alison weir sixteenth-century Europe saw an explosion of female rule. From isabella of castile, and her granddaughter mary tudor, and Elizabeth Tudor, Anne Boleyn, these women wielded enormous power over their territories, to Catherine de Medici, shaping the course of European history for over a century.

Game of Queens: The Women Who Made Sixteenth-Century Europe #ad - Across boundaries and generations, mentors and protégées, these royal women were mothers and daughters, allies and enemies.

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Daughters of the Winter Queen: Four Remarkable Sisters, the Crown of Bohemia, and the Enduring Legacy of Mary, Queen of Scots

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Little, Brown and Company #ad - Louisa was a gifted painter whose engaging manner and appealing looks provoked heartache and scandal. The history Press. The thrilling family saga of five unforgettable women who remade Europe. Pegasus. When she was married at sixteen to a German count far below her rank, it was with the understanding that her father would help her husband achieve the kingship of Bohemia.

Forced into exile, the winter queen and her family found refuge in Holland, where the glorious art and culture of the Dutch Golden Age indelibly shaped her daughters' lives. Chronos Books John Hunt. Her eldest, princess elizabeth, became a scholar who earned the respect and friendship of the philosopher René Descartes.

Daughters of the Winter Queen: Four Remarkable Sisters, the Crown of Bohemia, and the Enduring Legacy of Mary, Queen of Scots #ad - The thrilling family saga of five unforgettable women who remade EuropeFrom the great courts, glittering palaces, and war-ravaged battlefields of the seventeenth century comes the story of four spirited sisters and their glamorous mother, granddaughter of the martyred Mary, Elizabeth Stuart, Queen of Scots.

Upon her father's ascension to the illustrious throne of England, Elizabeth Stuart was suddenly thrust from the poverty of unruly Scotland into the fairy-tale existence of a princess of great wealth and splendor. But it was the youngest, a heroine in the tradition of a jane Austen novel, whose ready wit and good-natured common sense masked immense strength of character, who fulfilled the promise of her great-grandmother Mary and reshaped the British monarchy, Sophia, a legacy that endures to this day.

Brilliantly researched and captivatingly written, courage, and adventure but also love, treachery, Daughters of the Winter Queen follows the lives of five remarkable women who, filled with danger, by refusing to surrender to adversity, and humor, changed the course of history. Beautiful henrietta Maria would be the only sister to marry into royalty, although at great cost.

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Jane Seymour, The Haunted Queen: A Novel Six Tudor Queens

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Ballantine Books #ad - Praise for jane seymour, the haunted queen   “bestselling Alison Weir’s impressive novel shows why Jane deserves renewed attention and illustrates Jane’s unlikely journey from country knight’s daughter to queen of England. The history Press. Pegasus. From the richly appointed decor to the religious tenor of the time, the historical ambience is first-rate.

Booklist starred review “Deft, authoritative biographical fiction. Urged to return the king’s affection and earn favor for her family, Jane is drawn into a dangerous political game that pits her conscience against her desires. But once henry disavows katherine and secures Anne as his new queen—forever altering the religious landscape of England—he turns his eye to another: Jane herself.

Jane Seymour, The Haunted Queen: A Novel Six Tudor Queens #ad - . The devout katherine shows kindness to all her ladies, almost like a second mother, which makes rumors of Henry’s lustful pursuit of Anne Boleyn—also lady-in-waiting to the queen—all the more shocking. For jane, the betrayal triggers memories of a haunting incident that shaped her beliefs about marriage.

But her large noble family has other plans, and as an adult, Jane is invited to the King’s court to serve as lady-in-waiting to Queen Katherine of Aragon. A sumptuous historical novel anchored by its excellent depiction of Jane Seymour, Henry the VIII’s third queen.

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