The Lost Tudor Princess: A Life of Margaret Douglas, Countess of Lennox

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Her mother was a queen, her father an earl, and she herself was the granddaughter, niece, cousin and grandmother of monarchs. Mary Douglas, Conuntess of Lennox ranked high at the court of her uncle, Henry VIII, and was lady of honour to five of his wives. Beautiful and tempestuous, she created scandal, not just once, but twice, by falling in love with unsuitable men. A born political intriguer, she was imprisoned in the Tower of London on three occasions, once under sentence of death. She helped to bring about one of the most notorious royal marriages of the 16th century, but it brought her only tragedy. Her son and her husband were brutally murdered, and there were rumours that she herself was poisoned. However, she was instrumental in securing the Stuart succession to the throne of England for her grandson. This is the biography of an extraordinary life that spanned five Tudor reigns.

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‘Alison Weir’s sound scholarship and storyteller’s gift for rich, telling detail constantly engages and enthrals the reader’ The Times

The captivating life of Margaret Douglas – a life of scandal, political intrigue and royal romance that spanned five Tudor reigns.

Royal Tudor blood ran in her veins. Some thought Margaret Douglas, Countess of Lennox, should be queen of England.

She ranked high at the court of her uncle, Henry VIII, and was lady of honour to five of his wives. Beautiful and tempestuous, she created scandal – twice – by falling in love with unsuitable men.

Throughout her life her dynastic ties to two crowns proved hazardous. A born political intriguer, she was imprisoned in the Tower of London three times, once under sentence of death. Her husband and son were brutally murdered, she warred with two queens, and proved instrumental in securing the Stuart succession to the throne of England for her grandson.

Alison Weir brings Margaret Douglas’s captivating character out of the shadows for the first time.

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Weight 0.418 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.9 × 3.5 cm
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Paperback

Pages

xxi, 542 , 16 unnumbered of plates

Language

English

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Dewey

942.052092 (edition:23)

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General – Trade / Code: K