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Is daughters Mary and Elizabeth bastards it is Margaret he appoints as his heir to the throne Imprisoned in the Tower on two occasions it is the arrangement of the marriage of Margaret's son Lord Darnely to his cousin Mary ueen of Scots that unites their claims to the throne and angers her uncle King Henry yet again Yet this match brings tragedy as her son is brutally murdered As Margaret reaches old age her pl Somewhat interesting especially in the account of Margaret s early days but also extremely disappointing At times I felt like I was reading a novel instead of a straight biography this is not a compliment with detailed descriptions of her looks and what was going on in her head the impression she made on her cousin Mary etc In other places there were excruciating errors that should never have been made by anyone with even the most basic knowledge of the Tudor monarchy In chapter 13 alone I found the following 1 Catherine Howard was Anne Boleyn s first cousin not her niece stated twice 2 Her music teacher s last name was Manox not Madox 3 There is a reference to Margaret as Margaret Lennox at the time of her relationship with Charles Howard 4 years before she married Matthew Stewart Earl of Lennox 4 Anne Boleyn s sister in law Lady Rochford is referred to as Lady Rochester Finally I didn t care for the gratuitous implication the only source for which is Agnes Strickland a nineteenth century author about whose research there is much doubt almost immediately dismissed that Robert Dudley Earl of Leicester had something to do with Margaret s death in addition to the definitive assertion by this author that Certainly he was known to have disposed of others including his wife a claim that is still disputed to this day Dangerous Melody (Treasure Seekers yet again Yet this match brings tragedy as her son is brutally murdered As Margaret reaches old age her pl Somewhat interesting especially in the account of Margaret s early days but also extremely disappointing At times I felt like I was reading a novel instead of a straight biography this is not a compliment with detailed descriptions of her looks and what was going on in her head the impression she made on her cousin Mary etc In other places there were excruciating errors that should never have been made by anyone with even the most basic knowledge of the Tudor monarchy In chapter 13 alone I found the following 1 Catherine Howard was Anne Boleyn s first cousin not her niece stated twice 2 Her music teacher s last name was Manox not Madox 3 There is a reference to Margaret as Margaret Lennox at the time of her relationship with Charles Howard 4 Devoted to Drew years before she married Matthew Stewart Earl of Lennox 4 Anne Boleyn s sister in law Lady Rochford is referred to as Lady Rochester Finally I didn t care for the gratuitous implication the only source for which is Agnes Strickland a nineteenth century author about whose research there is much doubt almost immediately dismissed that Robert Dudley Earl of Leicester had something to do with Margaret s death in addition to the definitive assertion by this author that Certainly he was known to have disposed of others including his wife a claim that is still disputed to this day

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The Other Tudor Princess

Margaret Douglas The Other Tudor Princess brings to life the story of Margaret Douglas a shadowy and mysterious character in Tudor history but who now takes centre stage in this tale of the bitter struggle for power during the reign of Henry VIII Margaret is Henry's beloved niece but defies the King by indulging in two scandalous affairs Yet when the King turns against his second wife Anne Boleyn and declares h There are so many inaccuracies in this book so blatantly obvious that I do not know how they made it beyond an editor There is even a major error right there in the synopsis Many that I point out in my review are basic things that anyone with decent Tudor knowledge must know Margaret deserves a much better book than thisFull review on my blog baby Jesus I ve never read a book with so many unnecessary commasAlso so much wrong info Margaret deserves better Full review to come

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Ace in the dynasty is still not safe and she dies in mysterious circumstances But was Margaret poisoned on the orders of ueen Elizabeth This forgotten part of Tudor history is told here for the first time with all the passion and thrill of a novel but this is no fiction the untold story of this forgotten Tudor runs through the course of history and she secured the throne for her Stuart ancestors for years to co I am a fan of Alison Weir but this book didn t grab me at all was looking forward to it as Margaret Douglas is a lady i know very little about She has been forgotten by history She was the niece of henry 8th and mother in law of Mary ueen of Scots sadly i feel i still know very little this read was informative when describing clothes and jewels and the great castles of the tudor era but we didn t get to hear enough about Margaret


9 thoughts on “The Other Tudor Princess

  1. says:

    There are so many inaccuracies in this book so blatantly obvious that I do not know how they made it beyond an editor There is even a major error right there in the synopsis Many that I point out in my review are basic things that a

  2. says:

    Review An interesting book on something I know relatively little about I know the basic family history but very little about how she was involved in English politics and court life during the reigns of Henry VIII Edward VI Mary I and Elizabeth I It was very interesting to read though a little lacking in places I

  3. says:

    I very much enjoyed this biography on Margaret Douglas niece of Henry VIII mother in law to Mary ueen of Scots and grandm

  4. says:

    A detailed study of a companion enemy and friend of ueens and kings Margaret Douglas was an adventurer as well living the simple life

  5. says:

    Somewhat interesting especially in the account of Margaret's early days but also extremely disappointing At times I felt like I was reading a

  6. says:

    35 starsI started reading this in September 2018 put it down at 55% in October and didn't pick it back up again until January 2020 I

  7. says:

    I am a fan of Alison Weir but this book didn't grab me at all was looking forward to it as Margaret Douglas is a lady i know very little about She has been forgotten by history She was the niece of henry 8th and mother in law of Mary

  8. says:

    Very informative and interesting book about the niece of Henry VIII her life and family Her son was the Lord Darnley who mar

  9. says:

    Finally a book about one of my favorite women in historyvery informative and full of detail on her life

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