The Sisters of Henry VIII: The Tumultuous Lives of Margaret of Scotland and Mary of France
The Sisters of Henry VIII The Tumultuous Lives of Margaret of Scotland and Mary of France Author:Maria Perry "A splendid book with two absorbing subjects. . . This is history at its most enjoyable."-Sunday Times (London) Henry VIII's sisters, neglected by generations of historians, affected the lives of their contemporaries much more forcefully than did any of their brother's famous six wives. In The Sisters of Henry VIII, Maria Perry brings history al... more »ive by examining the lives of these extraordinary women and their influence on Europe in the Tudor Age. Margaret became queen of Scotland at age thirteen; family members arranged beautiful Mary's betrothal to the aging King of France when she was twelve. But both women chose their second husbands for love: Margaret married and divorced twice after Henry's advancing armies slaughtered her first husband and kidnapped her children; Mary risked execution by proposing to the handsome Duke of Suffolk. Groundbreaking in both depth and scope, Perry's work rescues two remarkable princesses from the shadows of history and offers a fresh interpretation of a royal family and an era sure to fascinate readers of Alison Weir and Antonia Fraser.« less
Highly recommend this book. Most books about this period in time are monopolized by King Henry's marriage problems. Although they are addressed in this book, it mostly is about his sister's. More Margaret than Mary.