Bloody Mary: The Life of Mary Tudor by Carolly Erickson Online

Bloody Mary: The Life of Mary Tudor

Bloody Mary: The Life of Mary Tudor

  • Title: Bloody Mary: The Life of Mary Tudor
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  • ISBN : 9781861054722
  • Format : Paperback
  • Language : English
  • Page : 528 pages

Mary Tudor has no monument in England Her death was a national holiday for 200 years But, in this biography, Carolly Erickson tells of how she survived an agonizing adolescence and how after winning the throne, she met her challenges with courage.

Author Carolly Erickson

Distinguished historian Carolly Erickson is the author of The Hidden Diary of Marie Antoinette, The First Elizabeth, Great Catherine, Alexandra and many other prize winning works of fiction and nonfiction She lives in Hawaii.

Bloody Mary: The Life of Mary Tudor Reviews (31)

  • Erickson lost a lot of my goodwill with her preface to this edition 1998 , when she said that she didn t feel the need to update the text from its original form 1978 because none of the scholarship had changed In fact, it s changed dramatically both between 1978 and 1998 and from 1998 to now Immedia [..]

  • As a lover of all Tudor non fiction, I was greatly disappointed with this book In reading it I felt that Erickson wanted to write about about the Tudor reign but felt it too much so she just picked one subject But for much of the book the information she gives is about other Tudor people instead of [..]

  • It s easy to see why Erickson s books have become so popular She clearly demonstrates the political dynamics in the context of the culture of the time, while being ultimately sympathetic to her subjects As the only early heir to the throne, Mary held a position of privilege and power during her chil [..]

  • This may not represent current research, but is still a highly well written and easily readable biography of Mary Tudor, ill fated Catholic queen of England A very tragic story of a child growing up in the shadow of Henry VIII She overcomes great odds in her accession to the throne of England, but a [..]

  • I probably would have chosen a different bio had I read some reviews first, but this was the only book with an audio version available It was fine for getting the broad picture of her reign, but Ishould probably pick up something else about her in the future. [..]

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