Queen in Waiting

A Life of "Bloody Mary" Tudor

by Georgess McHargue



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 6/17/2004

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Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 146
ISBN : 9780595312542

About the Book

As the daughter of King Henry VIII, Mary Tudor grew up in a royal court that simmered with political intrigue, religious strife, and the ever-present danger of beheading. Surviving a childhood filled with treachery and tragedy, Mary defeated an army of rebels to win the crown of England. At a time when women were expected to marry, not to rule, she was determined to do both. Courageous, loyal, and loving, she is nonetheless known to history as "Bloody Mary" for the religious persecutions of her reign. Yet it might be fairer to say she ruled in a bloody age.

"McHargue always delivers the historical goods in wonderful packages. This biography is clear-sighted, wonderfully readable, and compelling." Jane Yolen, author of a Caldecott Medal winner and many other distinguished books for young people.

"This exciting series will fill a long-standing need for topnotch biographies of dynamic women from ancient, medieval, and early modern times." Burch Ford, Past President, National Coalition of Girls' Schools, and Head of Miss Porter's School

About the Author

Georgess McHargue has published more than 25 books for children and young adults and has been a National Book Award finalist. She originated the idea for a biography series of women from world history. WomenWhoLead.org's mission is to provide images of women as leaders that will broaden understanding of history for young men and women. The author lives with her archeologist husband in a 200-year-old house in Groton, MA.