I am very excited to announce that my new book “La Reine Blanche: Mary Tudor A Life in Letters” has been published by Amberley Publishing.
Amberley Publishing are a United Kingdom company who have a long history of publishing high quality historical non-fiction books, including a large range of Tudor books from historians such as Josephine Wilkinson, Amy Licence, Nathen Amin, Gareth Russel, Lauren Mackay, Elizabeth Norton, Steven Gunn, Sarah Morris, Natalie Grueninger, and Sean Cunningham. It is a great honour to soon be publishing amongst such amazing historians and authors.
“Mary Tudor’s childhood was overshadowed by the men in her life: her father, Henry VII, and her brothers Arthur, heir to the Tudor throne, and Henry VIII. These men and the beliefs held about women at the time helped to shape Mary’s life. She was trained to be a dutiful wife and at the age of eighteen Mary married the French king, Louis XII, thirty-four years her senior.
When her husband died three months after the marriage, Mary took charge of her life and shaped her own destiny. As a young widow, Mary blossomed. This was the opportunity to show the world the strong, self-willed, determined woman she always had been. She remarried for love and at great personal risk to herself. She loved and respected Katherine of Aragon and despised Anne Boleyn – again, a dangerous position to take.
Author Sarah Bryson has returned to primary sources, state papers and letters, to unearth the truth about this intelligent and passionate woman. This is the story of Mary Tudor, told through her own words for the first time.”
- Review by author and historian Nathen Amin
- Review by art historian Melanie V Taylor
- Video review by Lil’s Vintage World (review starts at 4:45mins)