The Thistle and the Rose Author:Jean Plaidy When thirteen year old Princess Margaret Tudor went to Scotland to marry James IV, she fell deeply in love with him. James, however, so much her senior, was mourning Margaret Drummond, whom he would have married had she not been poisoned. — Margaret's proud nature rebelled when she was forced to accept James's illigetimate children and his preocc... more »upation with his mistresses. Nor did his marriage have the desired result of bringing friendship between England and Scotland.
Margaret, with her small son James V to protect, became Regent of Scotland, but her indiscreet marriage to the handsome Earl of Angus put the Queen in conflict with ambitious men and led to her flight to England, the discovery of treachery, and a desperate fight for custody of her son.
Arrayed in the rich colors of the time, vividly portraying the majesty of the Tudor era, Jean Plaidy tells a passionate, soul-stirring, and unique story.« less