The First Queen of England

The First Queen of England In This Groundbreaking New Biography Of Bloody Mary, Linda Porter Brings To Life A Queen Best Remembered For Burning Hundreds Of Protestant Heretics At The Stake, But Whose Passion, Will, And Sophistication Have For Centuries Been Overlooked.Daughter Of Henry VIII And Katherine Of Aragon, Wife Of Philip Of Spain, And Sister Of Edward VI, Mary Tudor Was A Cultured Renaissance Princess A Latin Scholar And Outstanding Musician, Her Love Of Fashion Was Matched Only By Her Zeal For Gambling It Is The Tragedy Of Queen Mary That Today, 450 Years After Her Death, She Remains The Most Hated, Least Understood Monarch In English History.Linda Porter S Pioneering New Biography Based On Contemporary Documents And Drawing From Recent Scholarship Cuts Through The Myths To Reveal The Truth About The First Queen To Rule England In Her Own Right Mary Learned Politics In A Hard School, And Was Cruelly Treated By Her Father And Bullied By The Strongmen Of Her Brother, Edward VI An Audacious Coup Brought Her To The Throne, And She Needed All Her Strong Will And Courage To Keep It Mary Made A Grand Marriage To Philip Of Spain, But Her Attempts To Revitalize England At Home And Abroad Were Cut Short By Her Premature Death At The Age Of Forty Two The First Popular Biography Of Mary In Thirty Years, The First Queen Of England Offers A Fascinating, Controversial Look At This Much Maligned Queen. Truly the case of a victim of sorts being made out to be the blood thirsty bad guy , Mary Tudor unfortunately has a bad reputation Although this viewpoint has beenthan avidly blamed on Elizabethan propaganda, the image remains Linda Porter dives past the traditional stereotypes and bad blood pun intended to present Mary s reasoning behind her actions and her remaining scars from childhood of much pain In terms of biographies, this is a rather inclusive portrait of Mary Tudor and w Truly the case of a victim of sorts being made out to be the blood thirsty bad guy , Mary Tudor unfortunately has a bad reputation Although this viewpoint has beenthan avidly blamed on Elizabethan propaganda, the image remains Linda Porter dives past the traditional stereotypes and bad blood pun intended to present Mary s reasoning behind her actions and her remaining scars from childhood of much pain In terms of biographies, this is a rather inclusive portrait of Mary Tudor and wonderful for those seeking a book withdetail on her versus just an overview Much overshadowed by younger half sister Elizabeth, it is time for Mary to shine I me
I was pleasantly surprised by how interesting this book turned out to be In my quest to research Margaret Pole, I was directed to this book Of course, the focus is on Mary, but as her governess through some of the most difficult times of her life, Margaret features heavily through the first quarter of this book.The level of detail included in Porter s narrative is comprehensive without becoming overwhelming or boring Even after I reached the point in Mary s life after Margaret s death I conti I was pleasantly surprised by how interesting this book turned out to be In my quest to research Margaret Pole, I was directed to this book Of course, the focus is on Mary, but as her governess through some of the most difficult times of her life, Margaret features heavily through the first quarter of this book.The level of detail included in Porter s narrative is comprehensive without becoming overwhelming or boring Even after I reached the point in Mary s life after Margaret s death I continued reading and was happy to learnabout this unpopular queen.I had
This biography was fascinating and left me wondering why she would be nicknamed Bloody Mary when the rest of her family the Bloody Tudors was truly worse as far as I m concerned With the legacy examples left by her father, her step mother and others as well as her passive aggressive sister, Elizabeth she was a strong, passionate, yet misunderstood and lonely woman who only lived her life as she had to, to survive and become the first ever Queen of England I would think all of royalty of This biography was fascinating and left me wondering why she would be nicknamed Bloody Mary when the rest of her family
My preference has always been for Anne Boleyn and her daughter Elizabeth, but I have always admired Katherine of Aragon s conviction and stubbornness After reading this biography, I have an even greater admiration for Mary and the emotional suffering she went through as well as the bouts of illness she experienced throughout her life Her torment
Overall, Linda Porter does a fine job of bringing England s first and most notorious Queen Regnant to life Mary is often painted as a tragic, slightly mad, religious fanatic who had little agency in her life and reign Porter puts those myths to bed and portrays ahuman and well rounded Mary, a woman with great courage but also many flaws It is ironic that in a book that sets out to show Mary Tudor as a fully fleshed out woman, her sister is reduced to a
The First Queen of England The Myth of Bloody Mary was a sympathetic, but not entirely vindicating, take on England s most vilified Queen.The author did an excellent job supporting her opinions with historical fact Mary has often been portrayed as a religious fanatic, determined to return England to the Catholic Church, without regard to how many Protestants she had to burn a the stake While Mary certainly did burn many, the reasons are so muchcomplex than mere religion.The authors b The First Queen of England The Myth of Bloody Mary was a sympathetic, but not entirely vindicating, take on England s most vilified Queen.The author did an excellent job supporting her opinions with historical fact Mary has often been portrayed as a religious fanatic, determined to return England to the Catholic Church, without regard to how many Protestants she had to burn a the stake While Mary certainly did burn many, the reasons are so muchcomplex than mere religion.The authors bias against Mary s sister, Elizabeth, was obvious throughout the book While generally accepted historical fact does indeed support many of the authors opinions, I felt that her view of Elizabeth is a bit clouded.Mary s marriage to Phillip was explored in great detail, which is
That was such a great reading I always thought that Mary became that vile woman, because she was a victim since her childhood She was separate from her mother, her father didn t want her to be a Queen and also made her sign a document, stating she wasn t from a vallid marriage and this way, became a bastard daughter She was in constant fear Henry VIII was a monster and kept changing his feelings, thinkings and this way, people around him, had to pay for the consequences Mary was alone and That was such a great reading I always thought that Mary became that vile woman, because she was a victim since her childhood She was separate from her mother, her father didn t want her to be a Queen and also made her sign a document, stating she wasn t from a vallid marriage and this way, became a bastard daughter She was in constant fear Henry VIII was a monster and kept changing his feelings, thinkings and this way, people around him, had to pay for the consequences Mary was alone and sick Whoever she had, Henry took from her Reading this book, the author brings the most interesting events during Tudor court And no matter how many books i read about it, my views about Henry VIII won t change He was the most villain He ruined everything, just for lust for Anne Boleyn Mary didn t have the same luck as Elizabeth She didn t have lots of people to trust So, she wasn t that wise during her reign Unf
I love anything about the Tudors and people surrounding them I thought this book was very well written, although I want to findon Mary and others I feel like I got lost in some of it I was very sad for Mary and her upbringing Obviously being Henry s child is not all it s cracked up to be She went through so much with he
Link to my review of this book There have been perennial books popping up every now and then about Henry VIII and his six wives and his larger than life daughter, Elizabeth I Although there have been several other biographies done in the past of Mary I that give a new perspective to this much maligned figure, I think no one has done what Porter has done and this is work harder to dispel the rumors and the reputation she has gained over time as Bloody Mary.Granted her treatment could have useddetails as H.F.M Presco There have been perennial books popping up every now and then about Henry VIII and his six wives and his larger than life daughter, Elizabeth I Although there have been several other biographies done in the past of Mary I that give a new perspective to this much maligned figure, I think no one has done what Porter has done and this is work harder to dispel the rumors and the reputation she has gained over time as Bloody Mary.Granted her tr

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  • Hardcover
  • 452 pages
  • The First Queen of England
  • Linda Porter
  • English
  • 26 December 2017
  • 0312368372