Raised in the coldly ambitious nursery of their grandmother Lady Margaret Beaufort (The Red Queen) Margaret and Mary Tudor are destined to be queens; competitive Margaret leaves home at thirteen to marry the King of Scotland, and Mary, the beauty of the family, must marry the ageing lecherous King of France. Their brother, Henry VIII, marries his first love, Katherine of Aragon, daughter of the Spanish warrior queen. As the lives of these three women intertwine, as each encounters and survives childbirth, war, and political treachery, they come to see each other as rivals, enemies, confidantes, and allies—but they will always be sisters.
Mary will be widowed and defy her brother to marry for love. Margaret will rebel against her brother, divorce, and take a young husband in secret. Katherine will reproach them both for disloyalty to their king, and then, in her turn, drag him through the courts to deny him divorce. Each queen must find her way in a world that sees her as a powerless wife, as they mirror one another, loving and hating what they see, but bound by the even stronger bonds of sisterhood.
Written by : Philippa Gregory
Edited by : Touchstone
ISBN : 9781476758572
Published : 08/09/2016