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A relatively unknown queen,
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This review is from: The Tudor Princess (Kindle Edition)
From the Tudor aera there are lots of books about Henry VIII and his wives, as well as Queen Elizabeth I. Henry's sister Margaret I've heard little about, so I was looking forward to this book about her life. She married the Scottish King James IV at the age of 14, lost most of her children as babies and went on to have two troubled marriages after the death of James, with a scandalous divorce from her second husband. She was the grandmother of Mary Queen of Scots, whose son, James VI became king of both England and Scotland. This is, of course, fiction, I don't know if it's a true portrayal of her character. She comes over as immature, needy and selfish emotionally, though committed to her role as queen and mother of a king. The conflict between her English family and her role in Scotland is interesting, it must have caused a lot of pressure on her the the two nations were enemies.The story of her marraiges is in many ways similar to Henry VIII, whose sister she was, and later her grandaughter Mary Queen of Scots went along a similar route in her marriages. Perhaps it had something to do with their family, inherited emotional weaknesses or something? Still, this book is well written and you keep wanting to know what happens next. I recommend it.