La reine blanche : Mary Tudor, a life in letters.
Publication year: 2020
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Stroud : Amberley Publishing, 2020.
ISBN: 9781398103375 (pbk.) : £9.99 1398103373 (pbk.) : £9.99
Mary Tudor's childhood was overshadowed by the men in her life: her father, Henry VII, and her brothers Arthur, heir to the Tudor throne, and Henry VIII. These men and the beliefs held about women at the time helped to shape Mary's life. She was trained to be a dutiful wife and at the age of eighteen Mary married the French king, Louis XII, thirty-four years her senior. When her husband died three months after the marriage, Mary took charge of her life and shaped her own destiny. As a young widow, Mary blossomed. This was the opportunity to show the world the strong, self-willed, determined woman she always had been. Author Sarah Bryson has returned to primary sources, state papers and letters, to unearth the truth about this intelligent and passionate woman.
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288 pages : illustrations (colour) ; 20 cm