Mary I: Queen of Sorrows

Mary I: Queen of Sorrows

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Hardback Published on: 09/05/2024
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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: 800g
  • Dimensions: 240 x 160 x 50 mm

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Mary I: Queen of Sorrows
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 fou... READ MORE
Mary I: Queen of Sorrows
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 bu... READ MORE
Jo-anne Atkinson
Mary I: Queen of Sorrows
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 ... READ MORE
Emma Alvey
Mary I: Queen of Sorrows
nothing new for me
This one was very slow in general for me, though, but also Mary I is not a super interesting character in my opinion. Yes, she achieved a few things tha... READ MORE
Mary I: Queen of Sorrows
A great book as we always expect
As usual a great comfortable read that brings the time to life. Alison Weir brings this era of time with it's human feelings to life
Mary I: Queen of Sorrows
An often untold story told well
You feel like you should be on Mary's side to begin with, as the protagonist, until you quickly realise that her life, beliefs and circumstances eventually... READ MORE
Dale O'Hare