Mary Tudor

Mary Tudor Notorious For Her Persecution Of Protestants, Queen Mary I Has Been Vilified By Generations Of Historians As Bloody Mary But This Award Winning Biography Offers A Humane And Measured Perspective On The Life Of This Tormented Woman With Sympathy, Prescott Examines Just How Mary, Who Was Swept To The Throne On A Wave Of Popular Acclaim, Fell So Far In Her Countrymen S Esteem That Just Five Years After Her Coronation, Her Death Was Greeted With Universal Relief. Not everyone is able to look past the sullied Bloody Mary image of Henry VIII s eldest daughter in order to see the real Mary Her life was filled with ups and downs, trials and triumphs which would affect the mental state of anyone dead or alive HFM Prescott follows Mary s life in, Mary Tudor The Spanish Tudor Prescott s portrait of Mary is award winning in 1941 and thus definitely has both strong suits and weaknesses Mary Tudor plunges into the childhood of Mary with accuracy an Not everyone is able to look past the sullied Bloody Mary image of Henry VIII s eldest daughter in order to see the real Mary Her life was filled with ups and downs, trials and triumphs which would affect the mental state of anyone dead or alive HFM Prescott follows Mary s life in, Mary Tud
This is the biography that got me started on Mary Tudor and got me away from the common, popular view you still see in the media and popular fiction Despite being decades old it is a neat and very good study and the author is partial, brutal and very firm about the facts, Mary s flaws as well as her attributes and is very thorough from what she had to pay the physicians, her servants, her ailments, her trips to go hunting, her charities, etc I HIGHLY recommend
She was a small, thin creature, slightly built with reddish hair She had, a strange thing in one so small and thin, a loud and deep voice, almost like a mans A keen and searching intellect, she had not Her chief interests were those of a very ordinary woman namely people, clothes and babies Simplicity and sincerity were fundamental in her character Before coro
I had never really read anything about Mary Tudor before, other than small mentions in books about Elizabeth I or Henry VIII, so I was very interested in reading this biography Though maybe not the best biography out there on Mary Tudor being a bit out dated, it was quite an interesting read and I was glad to pick it up.The biography starts strong with an in depth look at Mary s childhood and young adulthood, where she went from beloved only child of King Henry VIII and Katherine of Aragon to t I had never really read anything about Mary Tudor before, other than small mentions in books about Elizabeth I or Henry VIII, so I was very interested in reading this biography Though maybe not the best biography out there on Mary Tudor being a bit out dated, it was quite an interesting read and I was glad to pick it up.The biography starts strong with an in depth look at Mary s childhood and young adulthood, where she went from beloved only child of King Henry VIII and Katherine of Aragon to the unwanted daughter declared illegitimate by he
This book was written in the early twentieth century and has become increasingly dated with age Prescott keeps apologizing for the fact that Mary was just a weak woman and she isn t saying it in an ironic way the way Elizabeth I did Prescott continually gives Mary a pass for all her mistakes, citing the fact she was emotionally troubled woman Emotionally scarred I can buy, but saying that being a woman was the reason for her problems does a disservice to everyone The biggest issue, th This book was written in the early twentieth century and has become increasingly dated with age Prescott keeps apologizing for the fact that Mary was just a weak woman and she isn t saying it in an ironic way the way Elizabeth I did Prescott continually gives Mary a pass for all her mistakes, citing the fact she was emotionally troubled woman Emotionally scarred I can buy, but saying that being a woman was the reason for her problems does a disservice to everyone The biggest issue, the Protestant burnings, is not a main focus, and too quickly glossed over Prescott seems to think Mary wasor less unaware of the extent of them, or at least, not heavily involved.However, what does make this book worth reading is the amount of research that was poured into this book, showing in how Prescott is able to name and describe the many, many people of the era, obviously having poured over every record available citing all sorts of court documents that show who was doing what when, andimportantly, w
A wonderful and insightful read into the life and short lived reign of Queen Mary I of England Prescott seems to take pity on the often misunderstood Queen, showing us reason as to why she was often indecisive, and ruled by emotions of the heart Prescott explores the inaccurate title Bloody Mary given to the Queen during her attempt to return England to the True Faith He also discusses the issue of who was really behind and in favor of the persecutions of the protestant population Presco A wonderful and insightful read into the life and short lived reign of Queen Mary I of England Prescott seems to take pity on the often misunderstood Queen, showing us
This is the biography that got me started on Mary Tudor and got me away from the common, popular view you still see in the media and popular fiction Despite being decades old it is a neat and very good study and the author is partial, brutal and very firm about the facts, Mary s flaws as well as her attributes and is very thorough from what she had to pay the physicians, her servants, her ailments, her trips to go hunting, her charities, etc I HIGHLY recommend this.My favorite one I would re This is the biography that got me started on Mary Tudor and got me away from the common, popular view you still see in the media and popular fiction Despite being decades old it is a neat and very good study and the author is partial, brutal and very firm about the facts, Mary s flaws as well as her attributes and is very thorough from what she had to pay the physicians, her servants, her ailments, her trips to go
Prescott is someone who really likes Bloody Mary , and spends a great deal of effort and time arguing that you should too Admittedly, much of what we think we know about Mary Tudor is hopelessly inaccurate For those imagining her as a 16th Century Emperor Nero lining gardens with the burning corpses of Christians serving as torches, you would be wrong Prescott does a good job of portraying Mary as an individual of great personal convictions at a time that many around her simply wanted the ri Prescott is someone who really likes Bloody Mary , and spends a great deal of effort and time arguing that you should too Admittedly, much of what we think we know about Mary Tudor is hopelessly inaccurate For those imagining her as a 16th Century Emperor Nero lining gardens with the burning corpses of Christians serving as torches, you would be wrong Prescott does a good job of portraying Mar
For me, Mary Tudor is one of those historical figures you feel sorry, but would never want to met She had a horrible life during her parent s divorce, but does that excuse burning all those people Needless to say, I m conflicted over how to view her Prescott s book is very engaging She does a very good job of painting the court and Mary s life there The problem is that Prescott is very sympathic to Mary While I can understand why, it seems lacking to gloss over the people who died during M For me, Mary
I bought this book as part of a Women in History boxed set that I was afraid contained bodice rippers Nope In fact, this rather scholarly biography of Mary Tudor complete with copious footnotes, which I skipped was a bit hard going until I realized it was written in something like 1940 Then I was able to sit back and really enjoy sentences like, Woman like, she was unable to make up her mind After about a third of the book as a warm up, I could barely put it down, although I

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  • Paperback
  • 562 pages
  • Mary Tudor
  • H.F.M. Prescott
  • English
  • 07 May 2018
  • 1842126253