The Tudor Throne by Brandy Purdy

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In the wake of King Henry VIII's death, England’s throne is left in a precarious state-as is the peculiar relationship between his two daughters. Mary, the elder, once treasured, had been declared a bastard in favor of her flame-haired half-sister, Elizabeth, born of the doomed Anne Boleyn. Yet the bond between the sisters was palpable from the start. Now reinstated, Mary eventually assumes her place as queen. But as Mary’s religious zeal evolves into a reign of terror, young Elizabeth gains the people’s favor. Gripped by a tormenting paranoia, Mary is soon convinced that her beloved Elizabeth is in fact her worst enemy. And the virginal Elizabeth, whose true love is her country, must defy her tyrannical sister to make way for a new era...

A brilliant portrait of the rule of "Bloody Mary” and her intricate relationship with Elizabeth I, the adored "Virgin Queen,” here is a riveting tale of one family's sordid and extraordinary chapter in the pages of history.

Praise for Brandy Purdy and The Boleyn Wife

"Recommended for readers who can’t get enough of the Tudors and have devoured all of Philippa Gregory’s books.” --Library Journal


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Published July 1, 2011 by Kensington Books. 385 pages
Genres: History, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Mary loves Elizabeth like a daughter despite her mother being Anne Boleyn while Elizabeth remembers how Mary took care of her and loved her when no one else paid attention to her after her mother's death.

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Open Letters Monthly

In the interval since reading The Boleyn Wife, I duly hunted down and read Purdy’s The Confession of Piers Gaveston, about the meddling little schemer who helped bring King Edward II to ruin, and although it’s one of the best fictionalizations of Edward II I’ve ever read (it’s tough to beat Marlo...

Dec 20 2011 | Read Full Review of The Tudor Throne

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