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The King's Pearl

Henry VIII and His Daughter Mary

Melita Thomas

Against the traditional image of ‘Bloody Mary’ promoted by Protestant propaganda, and against the more recent portrayals of Mary Tudor as a pitiable and tragic figure, this study presents Mary as her father’s daughter, a strong-willed risk-taker. The book examines her life during the reign of Henry VIII and her complex and dramatic relationship with her father, and reveals England’s first queen regnant as a gambler who ‘staked everything – life, freedom, religion – in a bid for the throne, and won’.
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  • Publisher: Amberley
  • Year: 2017
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 336pp
  • Illustrated: Yes
  • Dimensions: 235x156mm
  • ISBN: 9781445661254
  • Condition: New
  • Weight: 0.6kg
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