In the Shadow of the Crown (Queens of England, #6)

In the Shadow of the Crown (Queens of England, #6) As Henry VIII S Only Child, The Future Seemed Golden For Princess Mary She Was The Daughter Of Henry S First Queen, Katharine Of Aragon, And Was Heir Presumptive To The Throne Of England Red Haired Like Her Father, She Was Also Intelligent And Deeply Religious Like Her Staunchly Catholic Mother But Her Father S Ill Fated Love For Anne Boleyn Would Shatter Mary S Life Forever The Father Who Had Once Adored Her Was Now Intent On Having A Male Heir At All Costs He Divorced Her Mother And, At The Age Of Twelve, Mary Was Banished From Her Father S Presence, Stripped Of Her Royal Title, And Replaced By His Other Children First Elizabeth, Then Edward Worst Of All, She Never Saw Her Beloved Mother Again Katharine Was Exiled Too, And Died Soon After Lonely And Miserable, Mary Turned For Comfort To The Religion That Had Sustained Her Mother.In A Stroke Of Fate, However, Henry S Much Longed For Son Died In His Teens, Leaving Mary The Legitimate Heir To The Throne It Was, She Felt, A Sign From God Proof That England Should Return To The Catholic Church Swayed By Fanatical Advisors And Her Own Religious Fervor, Mary Made Horrific Examples Of Those Who Failed To Embrace The Church, Earning Her The Immortal Nickname Bloody Mary She Was Married Only Once, To Her Spanish Cousin Philip II A Loveless And Childless Marriage That Brought Her To The Edge Of Madness.With In The Shadow Of The Crown, Jean Plaidy Brings To Life The Dark Story Of A Queen Whose Road To The Throne Was Paved With Sorrow. I loved this book and can t believe I had never heard of Jean Plaidy, a writer ofthan 200 books I think the reason why I liked this one so much, was that although I ve read a few books on the Tudors, not one on Mary, and I m greatly lacking in knowledge of the period, so much so until I had read this, I could never quiet get all of Mary s father s wives clearly in my mind, and had always assumed that he had lopped off all his wive s heads.Although a bit told, it would difficult to tell su I loved this book and can t believe I had never heard of Jean Plaidy, a writer ofthan 200 books I think the reason why I liked this one so much, was that although I ve read a few books on the Tudors, not one on Mary, and I m greatly lacking in knowledge of the period, so much so until I had read this, I could never quiet get all of Mary s father s wives clearly in my mind, and had always assumed that he had lopped off all his wive s heads.Although a bit told, it would difficult to tell such a life story on an epic scale, written otherwise I think Jean Plaidy tells the story well, following Mary from a young child till her death, and in turn we see all of Henry VIIIs wives, and the effect his choices had on his daughter From a Princess, first in line to the throne to a bastard, pushed back with each successive child from his other wives.I liked tha
This novel about the life of Mary I, also known as, Bloody Mary, was a very sympathetic view on her, and thought it seemedof an account of her life rather than a story with a plot, it was simply amazing Of course, no one can deny she was wrong for the burnings of Protestants, this book moves into her mind and gives you an insight as to why she might have done so She really thought she was doing the right thing, much like how her father believed he was doing the right thing in divorcing a This novel about the life of Mary I, also known
This is the story of Mary, firstborn daughter of King Henry VIII told by Plaidy in the voice of this tragic woman Born to Katharine of Aragon and Henry VIII, she enjoys her father s affection, his scorn when he declares the marriage invalid and his daughter a bastard, and finally his affection again when she does wh
Mary Tudor is my favorite character of the Tudor period I have long been fascinated with her, and tried to understand her thoughts as to what she did in her reign and why Jean Plaidy is one of my favorite authors of historical fiction Putting the two together should have been a dream, right Honestly, not so much.As much as I love the author and the subject matter of this book, it was pretty much a chore
How can someone take one of the most interesting periods of history and make it this boring I was hoping to get a intriguing, interesting, fiery no pun intended story of the infamous Bloody Mary Instead I found a passive whine
This is excellent, it really shows how Mary was misguided and how much damage her deranged father had on her in the crucial years of her life. 3.5 Stars.I have mixed feelings in regard to this novel On the one hand, Plaidy is as ever a skilful and interesting writer She is able to take one of history s known fanatic, a murderer no less and turn her into a vulnerable and sad girl right up to her last days.I sympathised for Mary throughout the novel, the loss of love from her father, the separation from her mother and later death, through her struggles with staying true to her religion and fulfilling a goal she thought God wanted her t 3.5 Stars.I have mixed feelings in regard to this novel On the one hand, Plaidy is as ever a skilful and interesting writer She is able to take one of history s known fanatic, a murderer no less and turn her into a vulnerable and sad girl right up to her last days.I sympathised for Mary throughout the novel, the loss of love from her father, the separation from her mother and later death, through her struggles with staying true to her religion and fulfilling a goal she thought God wanted her t
I have read a lot of books about Mary Tudor and this book was one of the few books that truly portrayed Mary s entire life as it may have actually been without exaggerating her life extensively Mary Tudor was the apple of King Henry VIII s eye, and the darling of England as a child However, that all changed when Anne Boleyn showed up An intelligent child, so unaware of the turmoil around her since her birth, and so desperate for love And because of the love that she was deprived of so consta I have read a lot of books about Mary Tudor and this book was one of the few books that truly portrayed Mary s entire life as it may have actually been without exaggerating her life extensively Mary Tudor was the apple of King Henry VIII s eye, and the darling of England as a child However, that all changed when Anne Boleyn showed up An intelligent child, so unaware of the turmoil around her since her birth, and
This is a story of Mary, Henry VIII s daughter with Katherine of Aragon As a child, Mary has it all She s the king s only child and it s understood she ll be inheriting the throne But, the king divorces the queen, marries Anne Boleyn, and has another daughter, Elizabeth Mary is declared illegitimate and she is constantly fighting for her place in court and her place in line for the throne By the time Henry VIII dies, he has a son, Edward Edward dies young, and after a fight, Mary becomes This is a story of Mary, Henry VIII s daughter with Katherine of Aragon As a child, Mary has it all She s the king s only child and it s understood she ll be inheriting the throne But, the king divorces the queen, marries Anne Boleyn, and has another daughter, Elizabeth Mary is declared illegitimate and she is constantly fighting for her place in court and her place in line for the throne By the time Henry VIII dies, he has a son, Edward Edward dies young, and after a fight, Mary becomes queen Mary is a staunch Catholic and realigns England with the Catholic Church Protestants are put to death during her reign, earning her the nickname Bloody Mary Mary marries Phillip of Spain, but the marriage is distant and Phillip is constantly out of the country Mary is desperate for a chi
I really enjoyed this book until it actually started talking about the life of the supposedly main character of the book, Mary Tudor, the daughter of King Henry VIII and Katherine of Aragona From a good historical novel it turned into a sappy Harlequin I was skipping page after page trying to find some interesting fact through all the long complaints on the loveless life of the poor queen Anyway, although it took forever to finish, I think Jane Plaidy is really good at making people like me I really enjoyed this book until it actually sta

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  • Paperback
  • 416 pages
  • In the Shadow of the Crown (Queens of England, #6)
  • Jean Plaidy
  • English
  • 05 March 2017
  • 0609810197