lady katherine knollys the unacknowledged daughter of king henry viii

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Lady Katherine Knollys

Author : Sarah-Beth Watkins
ISBN : 9781782795841
Genre : History
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Katherine Knollys was Mary Boleyn's first child, born in 1524 when Mary was having an affair with King Henry VIII. Katherine spent her life unacknowledged as the king's daughter, yet she was given prime appointments at court as maid of honour to both Anne of Cleves and Katherine Howard. She married Francis Knollys when she was 16 and went on to become mother to many successful men and women at court including Lettice Knollys who created a scandal when she married Sir Robert Dudley, the queen's favourite. This fascinating book studies Katherine's life and times, including her intriguing relationship with Elizabeth I.

Young And Damned And Fair

Author : Gareth Russell
ISBN : 9781501108631
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Written with an exciting combination of narrative flair and historical authority, this interpretation of the tragic life of Catherine Howard, fifth wife of Henry VIII, breaks new ground in our understanding of the very young woman who became queen at a time of unprecedented social and political tension and whose terrible errors in judgment quickly led her to the executioner’s block. On the morning of July 28, 1540, as King Henry’s VIII’s former confidante Thomas Cromwell was being led to his execution, a teenager named Catherine Howard began her reign as queen of a country simmering with rebellion and terrifying uncertainty. Sixteen months later, the king’s fifth wife would follow her cousin Anne Boleyn to the scaffold, having been convicted of adultery and high treason. The broad outlines of Catherine’s career might be familiar, but her story up until now has been incomplete. Unlike previous accounts of her life, which portray her as a naïve victim of an ambitious family, this compelling and authoritative biography will shed new light on Catherine Howard’s rise and downfall by reexamining her motives and showing her in her context, a milieu that goes beyond her family and the influential men of the court to include the aristocrats and, most critically, the servants who surrounded her and who, in the end, conspired against her. By illuminating Catherine's entwined upstairs/downstairs worlds as well as societal tensions beyond the palace walls, the author offers a fascinating portrayal of court life in the sixteenth century and a fresh analysis of the forces beyond Catherine’s control that led to her execution—from diplomatic pressure and international politics to the long-festering resentments against the queen’s household at court. Including a forgotten text of Catherine’s confession in her own words, color illustrations, family tree, map, and extensive notes, Young and Damned and Fair changes our understanding of one of history’s most famous women while telling the compelling and very human story of complex individuals attempting to survive in a dangerous age.

Margaret Tudor Queen Of Scots

Author : Sarah-Beth Watkins
ISBN : 9781785356773
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Margaret Tudor was Henry VIII's older sister and became the Queen of Scotland after her marriage to James IV in 1503. Her life was troubled and fraught with tension. She was continually caught between her country of birth and the country she ruled. After James IV’s death, she made the disastrous decision to marry the Earl of Angus, threatening her regency and forcing the Scottish council to send for the Duke of Albany to rule in her stead. Over the years, Margaret’s allegiance swung between England and Scotland, making her brother Henry VIII both her ally and her enemy at times. Although Margaret wished for peace between the two countries, these were tumultuous years and she didn’t always make the wisest choices. Yet, all she did she did for her son James V, and her absolute conviction he would rule Scotland as its rightful king.

Anne Of Cleves

Author : Sarah-Beth Watkins
ISBN : 9781785359057
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Anne of Cleves left her homeland in 1539 to marry the king of England. She was not brought up to be a queen, yet out of many possible choices she was the bride Henry VIII chose as his fourth wife. But, from their first meeting the king decided he liked her not and sought an immediate divorce. After just six months their marriage was annulled, leaving Anne one of the wealthiest women in England. This is the story of Anne's marriage to Henry, how the daughter of Cleves survived him and her life afterwards. The latest in the series of popular Tudor biographies from Sarah-Beth Watkins, author of Lady Katherine Knollys: The Unacknowledged Daughter of King Henry VIII

The Tudor Brandons

Author : Sarah-Beth Watkins
ISBN : 9781785353338
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This fascinating book studies the life and times of Mary Tudor and Charles Brandon, Henry VIII's dearest sister and his closest companion. Charles rose from being Henry's childhood friend to becoming the Duke of Suffolk; a consummate courtier and diplomat. Mary was always royalty. At first married to the King of France, Mary quickly wed Charles after Louis XII's death in 1515, against her brother's wishes. Their actions could have been construed as treason yet Henry chose to spare their lives. They returned to court and despite their ongoing disagreements throughout the years, especially over the king's marriage to Anne Boleyn, the Tudor Brandons remained Henry's most loyal subjects and perhaps more importantly, his beloved family.

Catherine Of Braganza

Author : Sarah-Beth Watkins
ISBN : 1785355694
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Detailed account of the turbulent life of Catherine of Braganza, King Charles II's Restoration queen.

Die Rivalin Der K Nigin

Author : Elizabeth Fremantle
ISBN : 9783641182335
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Großes Format, kleiner Preis! Mit achtzehn Jahren wird Penelope Devereux Hofdame von Elisabeth I. Dort, in einer Welt voll gnadenloser Rivalität und bösartiger Machenschaften, muss sie versuchen, sich die Gunst der alternden Königin zu sichern. Als sie von ihrem Vormund gezwungen wird zu heiraten, obwohl ihr Herz einem anderen gehört, beschließt Penelope, ihr Schicksal selbst in die Hand zu nehmen. Durch geschickte Intrigen versucht sie, ihre Stellung am Hof zu stärken. Doch Robert Cecil, der mächtigste Minister am Hof, will Penelope und ihre Familie um jeden Preis vernichten. Und auch der Königin ist sie allmählich ein Dorn im Auge ...

The Tragic Daughters Of Charles I

Author : Sarah-Beth Watkins
ISBN : 1789041139
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The lives of Mary, Elizabeth & Henrietta Anne, the tragic daughters of Charles I.

Fiasko Scheitern In Der Fr Hen Neuzeit

Author : Stefan Brakensiek
ISBN : 9783839427828
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Wie stellen sich Menschen ihre Zukunft vor und wie gehen sie damit um, wenn sie keinen Erfolg haben? Moralische Urteile über den Scheiternden sind die Regel - ein schamvoller Rückzug aus der Welt oft die Reaktion. Jedoch: Verlierer sind prädestiniert dafür, aus dem Scheitern zu lernen, über den Zustand der Welt und das eigene Handeln nachzudenken. Was bedeutet das für die Vorstellung von der Reflexivität der Moderne? Und gilt das bereits für die Epoche der Frühen Neuzeit? Die Beiträge des Bandes widmen sich diesen Fragen - über die disziplinären Grenzen zwischen Germanistik, Anglistik, Geschichtswissenschaft und Theologie hinweg.

Im Schatten Der K Nigin

Author : Elizabeth Fremantle
ISBN : 9783641159047
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Nach ihrem gefeierten Roman »Spiel der Königin« hat Elizabeth Fremantle einen neuen spannenden Roman über Intrigen und Bedrohung am Englischen Hof geschrieben. Wir schreiben das Jahr 1554: Edward VI. stirbt überraschend jung und bestimmt die sechzehnjährige Jane Grey zur Königin, er bestimmt die Änderung der Erbfolge, um Mary als Königin zu verhindern. Doch Janes Regentschaft dauert nicht einmal zwei Wochen, da hat Mary die unerfahrene Jane entmachtet und enthaupten lassen. Doch was geschieht mit Janes jüngeren Schwestern Katherine und Mary? Dass königliches Blut in ihren Adern fließt, wird ihnen zum Fluch, denn die kinderlose Queen Mary fühlt sich schon allein durch ihre Existenz bedroht. Elizabeth Fremantle lässt auch in ihrem zweiten Roman die wechselvolle Tudorzeit überraschend lebendig werden.

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