Mary I: Queen of Sorrows (Hardback)
  • Mary I: Queen of Sorrows (Hardback)
zoom

Mary I: Queen of Sorrows (Hardback)

(author)
4 Reviews Sign in to write a review
? RRP £25.00
£20.99
Save £4.01 (16%)
Hardback 544 Pages
Published: 09/05/2024
  • 10+ in stock

Usually dispatched within 2-3 working days

  • This item has been added to your basket
Waterstones Says

Rich in evocative detail and Weir's sublime storytelling flair, Mary I reimagines the tragic life of Henry VIII's first-born and traces her path from an adored child to becoming the infamous Bloody Mary.

Sunday Times bestselling novelist Alison Weir returns with the spellbinding story of Mary I.

Adored only child of King Henry VIII and his first wife Katherine of Aragon, young Princess Mary grows up as the sole heiress to the English throne. But her father wants a son, and soon Mary's world begins to fall apart.

With her parents' marriage - and England - in crisis, Mary is banished from the court and kept apart from the mother she adores. The King promises to restore his daughter to favour, but first Mary must do something for which she will never forgive herself.

She seeks solace in her faith. But when her brother Edward VI dies, she finds herself fighting for the crown - and for her life. Emerging triumphant, all seems fair for the reign of Queen Mary. And then, very quickly, things began to go badly wrong...

Mary I. Her Story.

Alison Weir's new Tudor novel, a tale full of drama and tragedy, tells the story of how a princess with such promise, loved by all who knew her, becomes the infamous Bloody Mary.

Publisher: Headline Publishing Group
ISBN: 9781472278135
Number of pages: 544
Weight: 800 g
Dimensions: 240 x 160 x 50 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

Alison Weir makes Henry VIII's story feel like it has never been told before . . . she gets under the skin of the man who is so often dismissed as a much-married monster and gives us an altogether more nuanced, compelling and human portrayal - Tracy Borman

As always, Alison Weir is ahead of the curve - and at the top of her game. Her wide knowledge and unparalleled understanding of the Tudor era fuels a sympathetic, but never sycophantic, portrait of England's most compelling king - Sarah Gristwood

This is royal Tudor life both in broad scope and intimate detail and readers are in for a sumptuous journey - Elizabeth Chadwick

What a book! Alison has done a fantastic and impressive job of bringing to life such a notorious historical figure as a multi-faceted, imperfect yet likeable and even, at times, pitiable character . . . Complex, captivating and memorable - Tracy Rees

An Evening with Alison Weir

An Evening with Alison Weir

St. Mary's Church, Church Street, St. Neots, PE19 2BU
Thursday 27th June 19:00 - 20:30

Historian and best-selling author Dr Alison Weir will be giving a presentation on her new book 'Mary I: Queen of Sorrows', followed by a Q&A and book signing. Hosted at St. Mary's Church in St. Neots.

View

You may also be interested in...

Master and Commander
Added to basket
Pompeii
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Dissolution
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
The Name of the Rose
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
The Zone of Interest
Added to basket
The Sisters Brothers
Added to basket
Enigma
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Beloved
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Heresy
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
A Place of Greater Safety
Added to basket
Atonement
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Life and Fate
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
Nights at the Circus
Added to basket
Captain Corelli's Mandolin
Added to basket
Restoration
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Spring Snow
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Bibliophager

“Go read, it's as good as you would expect from A.Weir!”

That was a very interesting and enlightening read, I must admit. Up until now my knowledge about Mary I was not really that deep, rather superficial… I found this truly engrossing.

While all a lot of people know... More

Hardback edition
Helpful? Upvote 5
Emma Alvey

“Unmissable”

A DESTINY REWRITTEN. A ROYAL HEART DIVIDED.

I’m a huge history buff and have always been a fan of the Tudor era so I was very excited when the SquadPod were offered the chance to read this as one of our featured... More

Hardback edition
Helpful? Upvote 1

“Divisive Queen, balanced fiction”

Mary is born of love and into a family rich with honours and status. The only child of Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon, Mary is raised to be a queen but her father longs for a male heir. When he supplants her... More

Hardback edition
Helpful? Upvote 1

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.

env: aptum
branch: