Bloody Mary

Carolly Erickson

St. Martin's Griffin

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Here is the tragic, stormy life of Mary Tudor, daughter of Henry VIII and Katherine of Aragon. Her story is a chronicle of courage and faith, betrayal and treachery-set amidst the splendor, pageantry, squalor, and intrigue of sixteenth-century Europe.

The history of Mary Tudor is an improbable blend of triumph, humiliation, heartbreak, and devotion-and Ms. Erickson recounts it all against the turbulent background of European politics, war, and religious strife of the mid-1500s. The result is a rare portrait of the times and of a woman elevated to unprecedented power in a world ruled and defined by men.

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Praise for Bloody Mary

"A book of considerable literary distinction. The result of [Erickson's research] commands belief as well as respect." --John Kenyon, The Washington Post Book World

"Carolly Erickson has written a historical biography of rare distinction, impressive both as a portrait of the less celebrated of Henry VIII's daughters and in its depiction of the turbulent age in which she lived." --Peter Stansky, Stanford University

"Carolly Erickson has re-created it all so vividly...A dazzling achievement. She has fleshed out the indistinct shade of Mary Tudor so that we perceive her as a living, breathing human being." --Jessica Mitford

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Carolly Erickson

Distinguished historian Carolly Erickson is the author of Rival to the Queen, The Memoirs of Mary Queen of Scots, The First Elizabeth, The Hidden Life of Josephine, The Last Wife of Henry VIII, and many other prize-winning works of fiction and nonfiction. Her novel The Tsarina’s Daughter won the Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice Award for Best Historical Fiction. She lives in Hawaii.

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Bloody Mary
Carolly Erickson

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St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Griffin
April 2007
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781429903998
ISBN10: 1429903996
560 pages
$7.99

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Trade Paperback
St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Griffin
September 1998
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780312187064
ISBN10: 0312187068
6 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches, 560 pages
$22.99
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