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Lost Tudor Princess: A Life of Margaret Douglas, Countess of Lennox

Lost Tudor Princess: A Life of Margaret Douglas, Countess of Lennox

Author: Alison Weir
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Royal Tudor blood ran in her veins. Her mother was a queen, her father an earl, and she herself was the granddaughter, niece, cousin and grandmother of monarchs. Some thought she should be queen of England. She ranked high at the court of her uncle, Henry VIII, and was lady of honour to five of his wives. Beautiful and tempestuous, she created scandal, not just once, but twice, by falling in love with unsuitable men. Fortunately, the marriage arranged for her turned into a love match. Throughout her life her dynastic ties to two crowns proved hazardous. A born political intriguer, she was imprisoned in the Tower of London on three occasions, once under sentence of death. She helped to bring about one of the most notorious royal marriages of the sixteenth century, but it brought her only tragedy. Her son and her husband were brutally murdered, and there were rumours that she herself was poisoned. She warred with two queens, Mary of Scotland and Elizabeth of England. A brave survivor, she was instrumental in securing the Stuart succession to the throne of England for her grandson. Her story deserves to be better known. This is the biography of an extraordinary life that spanned five Tudor reigns, a life packed with intrigue, drama and tragedy.

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'Alison Weir is one of our best popular historians and one, moreover, with an impressive scholarly pedigree in Tudor history.' - Frank McLynn, Independent

Author description

Alison Weir lives and works in Surrey. Her non-fiction books include The Six Wives of Henry VIII, Children of England, Eleanor of Aquitaine, Henry VIII: King and Court, Mary, Queen of Scots, Katherine Swynford and Elizabeth of York. Her novels include Innocent Traitor, The Lady Elizabeth and A Dangerous Inheritance.

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General Fields

  • : 9780224102247
  • : Vintage
  • : Jonathan Cape Ltd
  • : August 2015
  • : 234mm X 153mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : October 2015
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Paperback
  • : 1015
  • : 942.05092
  • : 400
  • : Alison Weir