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This is an auction for MARY TUDOR: ENGLAND'S FIRST QUEEN by Anna Whitelock.

"Queen Mary Tudor of England (who reigned from 1553 to 1558) will forever live in history as “Bloody Mary,” for the number of Protestants put to the flames during the reign of this unbendingly Catholic monarch. In this inviting biography, British historian Whitelock presents a more favourable queen. The eldest child of Henry VIII, Mary was initially his pampered only child, but despair over the lack of a male heir led him through a series of wives and the relegation of Mary as a bastard. As a Catholic, she experienced difficult times during the English Reformation and particularly during the brief reign of the ultra-Protestant Edward VI, her brother. Her fight to achieve the throne as Edward's rightful heir is seen here as showcasing in full colour Mary's mettle: “her triumph over the other contestants to the throne was one of the most surprising events of the sixteenth century.” The author sees survivalism in her subject, where other historians have seen only inflexibility and self-righteousness."
- Booklist (US)

“Impressive... an unforgettable picture of Mary. Whitelock gives us a woman who met impossible challenges with courage and conviction.”
- Financial Times

“Whitelock blazes through the Protestant burnings that earned her the name ‘Bloody Mary’ and excels in her timely portrait of a religious fanatic.”
- Sunday Times (UK)

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Anna Whitelock has a PhD in history from Cambridge University.

Hardback 2009.

368 pages + eight pages of illustrations.

Very good condition.

The cost of shipping is $4.95, or $6.95 by tracked mail. If you are on rural delivery and want tracked mail, the shipping cost will be $9.95.

There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect this book from my shop in Palmerston North following the auction.

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  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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