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Sister Queens

Sister Queens
Author : Julia Fox
Publisher :
Release Date : 2012-04-01
Category : Great Britain
Total pages :413
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Katherine of Aragon, Henry VIII's first bride, has become an icon: the betrayed wife, the revered Queen, the devoted mother, a woman callously cast aside by a selfish husband besotted by his strumpet of a mistress. Her sister, Juana of Castile, wife of Philip of Burgundy and mother of the Holy Roman Emperor Charles V, the most powerful man in Renaissance Europe, is still more of a legend. She is 'Juana the Mad', the wife so passionately in love with her husband that she could not bear to be parted from him even by death, keeping his coffin by her side for year upon year. They were Sister Queens - the accomplished daughters of Ferdinand and Isabella, the founders of a unified Spain. A gripping tale of love, sacrifice, the demands of duty and the conflict between ambition and loyalty - at a time when even royal women had to fight for their positions in society - Julia Fox's vibrant new biography teems with life. Linked not only by blood but by cruel experience, their dual stories enrich our understanding of them both, casting a searchlight onto the turbulent age in which they lived.

Sister Queens

Sister Queens
Author : Julia Fox
Publisher : Random House LLC
Release Date : 2011
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Total pages :454
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Presents a dual portrait of Henry VIII's first queen and her sister, the wife of Philip of Burgundy, evaluating their roles as dynastic pawns while considering how their legendary lives reflect the turbulent age in which they lived.

The Sister Queens

The Sister Queens
Author : Sophie Perinot
Publisher : Penguin
Release Date : 2012-03-06
Category : Fiction
Total pages :528
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Patient, perfect, and used to being first, Marguerite becomes Queen of France. But Louis IX is a religious zealot who denies himself the love and companionship his wife craves. Can she borrow enough of her sister's boldness to grasp her chance for happiness in a forbidden love? Passionate, strong-willed, and stubborn, Eleanor becomes Queen of England. Henry III is a good man, but not a good king. Can Eleanor stop competing with her sister and value what she has, or will she let it slip away? The Sister Queens is historical fiction at its most compelling, and is an unforgettable first novel.

The Sister Queens

The Sister Queens
Author : Mary McGrigor
Publisher : The History Press
Release Date : 2016-01-07
Category : History
Total pages :288
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Isabella de Valois was 3 years old when, on a hot August day in 1392, her father suddenly went mad. Less than four years later, she was married by proxy to the English King Richard II and arrived in England with a French retinue and her doll’s house. Richard’s humiliating deposition and brutal murder by his cousin, the future Henry IV, forced Isabella’s desperate return to France where she found her country fatally divided.Isabella’s sister, Catherine de Valois, became the beautiful young bride of Henry V and is unique in history for being the daughter of a king, the wife of a king, the mother of a king and the grandmother of a king. Like her sister, Catherine was viewed as a bargaining chip in times of political turmoil, yet her passionate love affair with the young Owain Tudor established the entire Tudor dynasty and set in motion one of the most fascinating periods of British history.The Sister Queens is a gripping tale of love, exile and conflict in a time when even royal women had to fight for survival.

Sister Queens: The Lives and Reigns of Mary and Elizabeth: Band 15/Emerald (Collins Big Cat)

Sister Queens: The Lives and Reigns of Mary and Elizabeth: Band 15/Emerald (Collins Big Cat)
Author : Duffy Parry
Publisher : Collins Learning
Release Date : 2020-08-06
Category : Education
Total pages :48
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Find out about the lives of these two queens, joined together by their family bond, but with hugely different beliefs. Discover what early life was like for Princesses Mary and Elizabeth under the turbulent rule of their father Henry VIII, how they got on with each other and their individual reigns in this fascinating dual biography.

King's Sister - Queen of Dissent

King's Sister - Queen of Dissent
Author : Jonathan A. Reid
Publisher : BRILL
Release Date : 2009
Category : Religion
Total pages :795
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This study reconstructs for the first time Marguerite of Navarre s leadership of a broad circle of nobles, prelates, humanist authors, and commoners, who sought to advance the reform of the French church along evangelical (Protestant) lines. Hitherto misunderstood in scholarship, they are revealed to have pursued, despite persecution, a consistent reform program from the Meaux experiment to the end of Francis I s reign through a variety of means: fostering local church reform, publishing a large corpus of religious literature, high-profile public preaching, and attempting to shape the direction of royal policy. Their distinctive doctrines, relations with major reformers including their erstwhile colleague Calvin involvement in major Reformation events, and the impact of their unsuccessful attempt are all explored.

Four Sisters, All Queens

Four Sisters, All Queens
Author : Sherry Jones
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release Date : 2012-05-08
Category : Fiction
Total pages :464
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Rich in intrigue and scheming, love and lust, Sherry Jones’s vibrant historical novel follows four women destined to sway the fate of nations and the hearts of kings… Amid the lush valleys and fragrant wildflowers of Provence, Marguerite, Eléonore, Sanchia, and Beatrice have learned to charm, hunt, dance, and debate under the careful tutelage of their ambitious mother—and to abide by the countess’s motto: “Family comes first.” With Provence under constant attack, their legacy and safety depend upon powerful alliances. Marguerite’s illustrious match with the young King Louis IX makes her Queen of France. Soon Eléonore—independent and daring—is betrothed to Henry III of England. In turn, shy, devout Sanchia and tempestuous Beatrice wed noblemen who will also make them queens. Yet a crown is no guarantee of protection. Enemies are everywhere, from Marguerite’s duplicitous mother-in-law to vengeful lovers and land-hungry barons. Then there are the dangers that come from within, as loyalty succumbs to bitter sibling rivalry, and sister is pitted against sister for the prize each believes is rightfully hers—Provence itself. From the treacherous courts of France and England, to the bloody tumult of the Crusades, Sherry Jones traces the extraordinary true story of four fascinating sisters whose passions, conquests, and progeny shaped the course of history.

Three Sisters, Three Queens

Three Sisters, Three Queens
Author : Philippa Gregory
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release Date : 2017-02-21
Category : Fiction
Total pages :592
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Brought to the Tudor court as a young bride, Katherine of Aragon forges a unique sisterhood with the king's sisters, Margaret and Mary, that is shaped by rivalries, wars, betrayal, widowhood, motherhood, passion, and secrets.

Sister-queens in the High Hellenistic Period

Sister-queens in the High Hellenistic Period
Author : LLOYD. LLEWELLYN-JONES
Publisher :
Release Date : 2018
Category :
Total pages :329
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Three Sisters, Three Queens

Three Sisters, Three Queens
Author : Philippa Gregory
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release Date : 2016-08-09
Category : Fiction
Total pages :560
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“There is only one bond that I trust: between a woman and her sisters. We never take our eyes off each other. In love and in rivalry, we always think of each other.” When Katherine of Aragon is brought to the Tudor court as a young bride, the oldest princess, Margaret, takes her measure. With one look, each knows the other for a rival, an ally, a pawn, destined – with Margaret’s younger sister Mary – to a sisterhood unique in all the world. The three sisters will become the queens of England, Scotland and France. United by family loyalties and affections, the three queens find themselves set against each other. Katherine commands an army against Margaret and kills her husband James IV of Scotland. But Margaret’s boy becomes heir to the Tudor throne when Katherine loses her son. Mary steals the widowed Margaret’s proposed husband, but when Mary is widowed it is her secret marriage for love that is the envy of the others. As they experience betrayals, dangers, loss and passion, the three sisters find that the only constant in their perilous lives is their special bond, more powerful than any man, even a king.

The Queen's Sisters

The Queen's Sisters
Author : Sarah J. Hodder
Publisher : John Hunt Publishing
Release Date : 2020-03-27
Category : History
Total pages :113
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Whether Queen or commoner, the lives of women throughout history is a fascinating study. Elizabeth Woodville, 'The White Queen', managed to make the transition from commoner to Queen and became the epitome of medieval heroines – the commoner who married a King. When she became the wife of Edward IV her actions changed the life of her entire family. Vilified both by their contemporaries and by many historians since, the Woodville family were centre stage during the reigns of Edward IV and Richard III. Elizabeth Woodville became the ancestress of future Kings and Queens. This book takes a fresh look at the lives of Elizabeth's sisters. Although information on them is scarce, by looking at the men they married, their families, the places they lived and the events that they lived through we can catch a glimpse of their lives. Each sister has their own story to tell and they may not have achieved the dizzying heights that their sister did, but they are all fascinating women.

Four Queens

Four Queens
Author : Nancy Goldstone
Publisher : Penguin
Release Date : 2007-04-19
Category : History
Total pages :368
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For fans of Alison Weir and Antonia Fraser,acclaimed author Nancy Goldstone’s thrilling history of the royal daughters who succeeded in ruling—and shaping—thirteenth-century Europe Set against the backdrop of the thirteenth century, a time of chivalry and crusades, troubadors, knights and monarchs, Four Queens is the story of four provocative sisters—Marguerite, Eleanor, Sanchia, and Beatrice of Provence—who rose from near obscurity to become the most coveted and powerful women in Europe. Each sister in this extraordinary family was beautiful, cultured, and accomplished but what made these women so remarkable was that each became queen of a principal European power—France, England, Germany and Sicily. During their reigns, they exercised considerable political authority, raised armies, intervened diplomatically and helped redraw the map of Europe. Theirs is a drama of courage, sagacity and ambition that re-examines the concept of leadership in the Middle Ages.

Lives of the Queens of England

Lives of the Queens of England
Author : Agnes Strickland
Publisher :
Release Date : 1893
Category : Great Britain
Total pages :329
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British Bee Journal & Bee-keepers Adviser

British Bee Journal & Bee-keepers Adviser
Author : N.A
Publisher :
Release Date : 1882
Category : Bees
Total pages :329
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