Lady Katherine Knollys: The Unacknowledged Daughter of King Henry VIII

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Chronos Books #ad - This fascinating book studies Katherine's life and times, including her intriguing relationship with Elizabeth I. She married francis knollys when she was 16 and went on to become mother to many successful men and women at court including Lettice Knollys who created a scandal when she married Sir Robert Dudley, the queen's favourite.

Katherine spent her life unacknowledged as the king's daughter, yet she was given prime appointments at court as maid of honour to both Anne of Cleves and Katherine Howard. Katherine knollys was mary boleyn's first child, born in 1524 when Mary was having an affair with King Henry VIII.

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

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Chronos Books #ad - This fascinating book studies the life and times of Mary Tudor and Charles Brandon, Henry VIII's dearest sister and his closest companion. At first married to the king of france, Mary quickly wed Charles after Louis XII's death in 1515, against her brother's wishes. 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. They returned to court and despite their ongoing disagreements throughout the years, the Tudor Brandons remained Henry's most loyal subjects and perhaps more importantly, especially over the king's marriage to Anne Boleyn, his beloved family.

The Tudor Brandons: Mary and Charles - Henry VIII's Nearest & Dearest #ad - Mary was always royalty.

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The Tragic Daughters of Charles I: Mary, Elizabeth & Henrietta Anne

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Chronos Books #ad - Mary would marry william, Prince of Orange, and be sent to live in the Netherlands. Mary, elizabeth and henrietta anne, henrietta Maria, the daughters of King Charles I and his queen, would be brought up against the background of the English Civil War. Elizabeth would remain in England under Parliamentary control.

The Tragic Daughters of Charles I: Mary, Elizabeth & Henrietta Anne #ad - The tragic daughters of Charles I is their story. Yet none of the Stuart princesses would live to reach thirty. Chronos books presents the latest in a series of historical royal biographies by Sarah-Beth Watkins, author of Lady Katherine Knollys: The Unacknowledged Daughter of King Henry VIII. Henrietta anne would escape to France and be the darling of the French Court.

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

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#ad - Anne seymour, jane dudley and Elisabeth Parr all have their own unique stories to tell. It’s high time for these women’s stories to be heard. 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, indignation, scorning and derision”, envy, executions were part of everyday life, death in childbirth was a real possibility and plagues sweeping regularly through the country could wipe out entire generations of families.

Jane dudley was a wife and mother who fought for her family until her last breath. Yet anne, jane and elisabeth lived through all this and left their indelible marks on history. Born into the most turbulent period of england’s history, these women’s lives interplayed with the great dramas of the Tudor age, and their stories deserve to be told independently of their husbands.

The Forgotten Tudor Women: Anne Seymour, Jane Dudley & Elisabeth Parr #ad - 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.

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

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#ad - Mary howard was the daughter of Thomas Howard, third Duke of Norfolk, leading peer of the Tudor court. Not many people, realize that henry viii also had a niece, however, who were close friends, a daughter-in-law and a mistress, but who today remain on the fringes of history. She was imprisoned thrice, “not for matters of treason, and each time, as she admitted, but for love matters”.

Everyone knows that Henry VIII had six wives, two sisters and two daughters. 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. 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.

The Forgotten Tudor Women: Margaret Douglas, Mary Howard & Mary Shelton #ad - Widowed at the age of seventeen, mary fought for her rightful jointure and was, by her father’s admission, “too wise for a woman”. Mary shelton, like mary Howard, was related to Anne Boleyn and became her servant at court. Margaret douglas was the daughter of Henry VIII’s elder sister Margaret, Queen of Scotland.

She served as maid of honour to her first cousin, Henry Fitzroy, and married Henry VIII’s illegitimate but acknowledged son, Anne Boleyn, Duke of Richmond. All of these women received attention in academic circles and are the subjects of countless biographies.

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The Lost Tudor Princess: The Life of Lady Margaret Douglas

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Ballantine Books #ad - Margaret’s life was steeped in intrigue, and tragedy—from her auspicious birth in 1530 to her parents’ bitter divorce, drama, from her ill-fated love affairs to her appointment as lady-in-waiting for four of Henry’s six wives. It will appeal to anyone with an interest in the powerful women of the Tudor period.

Philippa gregory, the washington post   “Tackling the family from an unexpected angle, Weir offers a blow-by-blow account of six decades of palace intrigue. Lady margaret douglas, was an important figure in tudor england, Elizabeth I—have achieved celebrity status, Mary, while her contemporaries—Anne Boleyn, yet today, Countess of Lennox, Queen of Scots, she is largely forgotten.

The Lost Tudor Princess: The Life of Lady Margaret Douglas #ad - The life of margaret douglas spans five reigns and provides many missing links between the Tudor and Stuart dynasties. New york times bestseller • named one of the best books of the year by the independent • from bestselling author and acclaimed historian alison weir comes the first biography of Margaret Douglas, the beautiful, cunning niece of Henry VIII of England who used her sharp intelligence and covert power to influence the succession after the death of Elizabeth I.

. Royal tudor blood ran in her veins. In an age when women were expected to stay out of the political arena, alluring and tempestuous Margaret helped orchestrate one of the most notorious marriages of the sixteenth century: that of her son Lord Darnley to Mary, Queen of Scots. Margaret defiantly warred with two queens—Mary, and Elizabeth of England—and was instrumental in securing the Stuart ascension to the throne of England for her grandson, James VI.

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

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#ad - These female attendants saw their queens and princesses up close and often used their intimate bonds to their own benefit. 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. Some were beloved, others hated.

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Margaret Tudor, Queen of Scots: The Life of King Henry VIII's Sister

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Chronos Books #ad - Yet, all she did she did for her son James V, and her absolute conviction he would rule Scotland as its rightful king. Although margaret wished for peace between the two countries, these were tumultuous years and she didn’t always make the wisest choices. After james iv’s death, she made the disastrous decision to marry the Earl of Angus, threatening her regency and forcing the Scottish council to send for the Duke of Albany to rule in her stead.

Over the years, margaret’s allegiance swung between England and Scotland, making her brother Henry VIII both her ally and her enemy at times. Margaret tudor was henry viii's older sister and became the Queen of Scotland after her marriage to James IV in 1503. Her life was troubled and fraught with tension.

Margaret Tudor, Queen of Scots: The Life of King Henry VIII's Sister #ad - . She was continually caught between her country of birth and the country she ruled.

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Katherine - Tudor Duchess The Brandon Trilogy Book 3

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Preseli Press #ad - Katherine’s young sons are tutored with the future king, Prince Edward, but when Edward dies his Catholic sister Mary is crowned queen. 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.

Following anne’s dramatic downfall, Katherine marries Charles Brandon, and becomes Duchess of Suffolk at the age of fourteen. 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. When the royal marriage is annulled, Catherine Parr becomes the king’s sixth wife, Katherine’s good friend, and they work to promote religious reform.

Katherine - Tudor Duchess The Brandon Trilogy Book 3 #ad - She stands up for what she believes in. But such courage has consequencesAttractive, wealthy and influential, Katherine Willoughby is one of the most unusual ladies of the Tudor court. Katherine’s protestant faith puts her family in great danger - from which there seems no escape. 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.

The characters are wonderfully drawn. From king to queen to servant, each were brought vividly to life.

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Queens of Georgian Britain

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Pen & Sword History #ad - Yet what of the remarkable women who were crowned alongside them? From the forgotten princess locked in a tower to an illustrious regent, romance, a devoted consort, the queens of Georgian Britain lived lives of scandal, and a notorious party girl, and turbulent drama. An account of four royal women that’s “as inherently fascinating as it is exceptionally informative.

 .  . A lively deep dive into the lives of four women regularly overshadowed by their husbands.  .  . Whether dipping into politics or carousing on the shores of Italy, Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, Caroline of Ansbach, and Caroline of Brunswick refused to fade into the background. Hailing from germany, bad, these occasionally mad, and infamous sovereigns presided over a land in turmoil.

An easy and informative read. Historical Novels Review. Once upon a time there were four kings called George who, thanks to a quirk of fate, ruled Great Britain for over a century. From lonely childhoods to glittering palaces, strapping soldiers, smallpox, and plenty of scheming, via family feuds, these are the queens who shaped an era.

Queens of Georgian Britain #ad - Queens of georgian britain offers a chance to step back in time and meet the women who ruled alongside the Georgian monarchs, not forgetting Sophia Dorothea of Celle, the passionate princess who never made it as far as the throne. Curzon is a captivating writer and this book is an impressive addition to her existing Georgian books.

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Mary Boleyn: The Mistress of Kings

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Ballantine Books #ad - National bestseller • named one of the best books of the year by the chicago tribune   new york times bestselling author and noted british historian alison weir gives us the first full-scale, in-depth biography of Mary Boleyn, sister to Queen Anne as well as mistress to Anne’s husband, Henry VIII—and one of the most misunderstood figures of the Tudor age.

She tracks the probable course of their affair and investigates the truth behind Mary’s notorious reputation. Alison weir pieces together a life steeped in mystery and misfortune, debunking centuries-old myths to give us the truth about Mary Boleyn, the so-called “great and infamous whore. Look for special features inside.

Mary Boleyn: The Mistress of Kings #ad - With new and compelling evidence, weir presents the most conclusive answer to date on the paternity of Mary’s children, long speculated to have been Henry VIII’s progeny. Unraveling the truth about mary’s much-vaunted notoriety at the French court and her relations with King François I, Weir also explores Mary’s role at the English court and how she became Henry VIII’s lover.

Join the Circle for author chats and more. Making use of extensive original research, Weir shares revelations on the ambitious Boleyn family and the likely nature of the relationship between the Boleyn sisters.

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