Mary & Elizabeth, Paperback
3.5 out of 5 (1 rating)

Description

Two sisters: united by blood, divided by the crown...Mary and Elizabeth is an unforgettable story of a powerful love affair that changed the course of history, perfect for fans of The Tudors and Philippa Gregory.

They shared childhood memories and grown-up dreams...Mary was England's precious jewel, the surviving child of the tumultuous relationship between Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon.

However, when Henry fell passionately in love with the dark-eyed Anne Boleyn, he cast his wife and daughter aside.

Henry and Anne's union sees the birth of Elizabeth. Mary is soon declared a bastard, stripped of all royal privileges, performing the lowliest tasks.

But, there is something about Elizabeth. And Mary soon grows to love her like a sister. After the passage of three years, and Anne Boleyn's execution, Henry can no longer bear the sight of his female heir.

With the birth of a son, Edward, both Mary and Elizabeth seem destined for oblivion.

But as history will show, fate had something far more elaborate in store...

Information

  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 384 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Historical fiction
  • ISBN: 9781847562371

£7.99

£7.15

 
Free Home Delivery

on all orders

 
Pick up orders

from local bookshops

Reviews

Showing 1 - 1 of 1 reviews.

Review by
3.5

Mary was England's precious jewel, the surviving child of the tumultuous relationship between Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon. However, when Henry fell passionately in love with the dark-eyed Anne Boleyn, he cast his wife and daughter aside.Henry and Anne's union sees the birth of Elizabeth. Mary is soon declared a bastard, stripped of all royal privileges, performing the lowliest tasks. But, there is something about Elizabeth. And Mary soon grows to love her like a sister.After the passage of three years, and Anne Boleyn's execution, Henry can no longer bear the sight of his female heir. With the birth of a son, Edward, both Mary and Elizabeth seem destined for oblivion. But as history will show, fate had something far more elaborate in store.My Thoughts:This was quite an easy book to read about the two princesses Mary and Elizabeth. The story was told by both Mary and Elizabeth.As with previous books by Emily/Brandy Purdy there is the sexy scenes and a lot of it was focused on the alleged affair between Elizabeth and Tom Seymour. What did niggle me was the very repetitive ‘Cake and Ale’ and I didn’t keep reading the same little rhyme over and over.The book wasn’t over taxing and didn’t seem to go and do like some historical fiction out there. Overall it was quite a pleasant read about the two women. My own thoughts is that they both loved each other but didn’t always like each other.Any Tudor fans out there will find this book quite readable and it makes change not to get too bogged down.

Also by Emily Purdy   |  View all