There is a new book coming out! GET READY FOR AMAZING. I am so excited about this one! Margaret Tudor is fabulous and a MUST read for your new year! Get it on your pre-order list today. I enjoyed this book immensely, and read it one sitting. History is a passion of mine, and having a book on a figure that is overshadowed by her brother, King Henry VIII was amazing. Margaret had a life that would have been envied by many in the beginning, but her later life was sad and unfortunate in many ways.
Read more about her story here, and then get a copy of the book for yourself! You will NOT be sorry.
Margaret Tudor was born into a world of promise and wealth. As the oldest daughter of the reigning King of England, her prospects were very bright indeed. As she grew, she became a bargaining chip on the marriage market. During her youth, she would have been given some education, but women were not as highly educated as men – which was to come back to haunt her in later years.
After her marriage to King James of Scotland, she envisioned a long life as the reigning queen of Scotland. But after her husband’s death on the battlefield at Flodden, she was the regent for her infant son, with a stipulation in his will that should she remarry, she would no longer be the regent. What happened next, were years of strife and insecurity for the young widowed queen. She remarried in secret, to a man who was despised among many in Scotland. After her sons were taken from her, and the discovery of the infidelity of her second husband, she pleaded with her brother continually for help, but it was slow in coming. After divorcing her second husband, and taking a third – the decline in her life continued. None of her husbands were faithful, but the last two were interested only in what they could take from her, and what material benefits were in it for them.
Margaret was born with a lot of promise, but her life was full of sadness and much of it spent in relative poverty.
I really enjoyed this book. While much of what we know about medieval women come from the accounts of their husbands, fathers, and brothers, it is possible to get a glimpse into their lives, especially with the insistence of Margaret Beaufort to record and document practices and “regulations” for the royal family. Well worth the read! One of the best historical books I have read in a while. 5/5 stars!!
Book Releases: 30 January 2019
14 Thoughts to “Margaret Tudor ~A Book Review~”
I need to read more non-ficiton – this sounds really interesting!
LOVE historical fiction ! Is this about mary queen of scotts mother?
No, this is Henry VIII sister. Interesting read for sure! Also it’s a biography but a very easy read!
No its henry 8th sister queen of scots mother was Mary of Guise
Excellent review. Not my usual choice but the review has tempted me. It’s so interesting to learn about historical women. They have often been brushed under the rug.
Thank you!! This book was fabulous! You might also enjoy books by Sharon Kay Penman and Jean Plaidy
Thank you. I loved you recommendations on Twitter this evening xx
I always have lots of recommendations. I feel as though I overwhelm people with them at times
I thunk we all do that as book lovers – I must drive my mates bonkers but it never feels like that to me.
When you find those books worth sharing… 😁
Is this fiction or non-fiction? I love both 😀 but i do love a good historical novel every so often and I haven’t read on in a while.
It is a biography but not a hard read at all. Very well done!
Wonderful review! This time period and the life of these women are so fascinating, and hers sounds so intriguing. I’m adding this one to my TBR list.
Let me know what you think you do! I really feel bad for her in many ways