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The Lost Tudor Princess: A Life of Margaret Douglas, Countess of Lennox (Paperback)
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The Lost Tudor Princess: A Life of Margaret Douglas, Countess of Lennox (Paperback)

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`Alison Weir's sound scholarship and storyteller's gift for rich, telling detail constantly engages and enthrals the reader' The Times The captivating life of Margaret Douglas - a life of scandal, political intrigue and royal romance that spanned five Tudor reigns. Royal Tudor blood ran in her veins. Some thought Margaret Douglas, Countess of Lennox, 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 - twice - by falling in love with unsuitable men. Throughout her life her dynastic ties to two crowns proved hazardous. A born political intriguer, she was imprisoned in the Tower of London three times, once under sentence of death. Her husband and son were brutally murdered, she warred with two queens, and proved instrumental in securing the Stuart succession to the throne of England for her grandson. Alison Weir brings Margaret Douglas's captivating character out of the shadows for the first time.

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9780099546467
Number of pages: 576
Weight: 418 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 35 mm


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"With a fine eye for period detail, Weir chronicles the romances, scandals and intrigues that saw five Tudor reigns." -- JC * Lady *
"Alison Weir has done us a favor by reviving the story of this extraordinary woman... This is a substantial, detailed biography of a fascinating woman who lived her extraordinary life to the full." -- Phillippa Gregory * Washington Post on Sunday *
"Weir balances historical data with emotional speculation to illuminate the ferocious dynastic ambitions and will to power that earned her subject a place in the spotlight." * The New York Times *
"A magnificent and thorough study by a sharp historian." -- Julia Richardson * Daily Mail *
"A fine writer with a wonderful gift for description" * Literary Review *

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“The Scottish Princess at the Tudor Court.”

The story of Margaret Douglas is both fascinating and original and Alison Weir is a superb storyteller. With a historians experience and a novelists flair this really is an excellent tale.

Hardback edition
3 similar books recommended
23rd October 2015
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“Another fascinating study of one of history's forgotten women”

Alison Weir always writes interestingly on women in history. This book fills in a lot of detail on a figure who is often mentioned in Tudor histories but usually only as a minor character.

Hardback edition
2 similar books recommended
8th November 2015
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