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Victorian Protestantism and Bloody Mary

Victorian Protestantism and Bloody Mary

Victorian Protestantism and Bloody Mary

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Publisher: Arena books

Isbn 10: 1909421073

Category: Religion

Number of Pages: 370

Number of Views: 402

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This is an important and interesting book on aspects of our religious heritage which until now have escaped the investigation of scholars. History is all too often employed as a weapon for smiting the "e;infidel."e; So it was among religiously-minded people in 19th century England. By the beginning of the Victorian era, after the somnolence of the 18th century, religious enthusiasm among both clergy and laity in the established Church revived. This brought about such acrimonious differences it was a wonder they could be accommodated in the same Church. Provoked by a group of Oxford scholars who sought to show that the Church of England was neither Roman Catholic nor Protestant but a middle way between the two, Protestant militants were aroused to demonstrate against and even disrupt church services of which they disapproved. To remind English men and women of the glories of the Reformation they erected memorials in many towns to celebrate the heroic reputation of the martyrs who suffered in the reign of 'Bloody Mary.'Memorials required names and to find out who the victims were and where they met their end the memorial committees turned to the pages of John Foxe's Acts and Monuments of the Christian Martyrs, better known as Foxe's Book of Martyrs. A most effective work of propaganda in the days of religious warfare, it was reprinted in new editions. Now the target was no longer the Church of Rome, but the Anglo-Catholics or the alleged 'Romanisers.'A perplexing problem for the historian is what the Protestant martyrs actually believed. It is clearly naive to suppose that they died for 19th century parliamentary democracy and liberties. Foxe's criterion of Protestant martyrdom was hatred of Rome and in his anxiety to drum up the numbers he was reticent about or ignorant of the widely varying beliefs of his martyrs. The assumption of the 19th century Protestants was that the English people rose as one to reject popery, but it is impossible to accurately assess the support for state-imposed religious change. Surviving evidence, as the preamble to wills, seems to suggest that people for the most part simply acquiesced in what the government of the day decided was the 'true' religion.


Christmas in the Crosshairs

Christmas in the Crosshairs

Christmas in the Crosshairs

Author: Gerry Bowler

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Isbn 10: 019049901X

Category: Religion

Number of Pages: 304

Number of Views: 1157

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An Anglican priest hands out brass knuckles to his congregation, preparing to battle anti-Christmas fanatics. Fascists insist that the Winter Solstice is the real Christmas, while Communists stage atheist musicals outside of churches on Christmas Eve. Activists vandalize shops that start touting the holiday in October and anti-consumerists sing parody carols in shopping malls. Is there a war on Christmas? As Gerry Bowler demonstrates in Christmas in the Crosshairs, there is and always has been a war, or several wars, on Christmas. A cherished global phenomenon, Christmas is the biggest single event on the planet. For Christians it is the second-most sacred date on the calendar, but it also engages billions of people who are caught up in its commercialism, music, sentiment, travel, and frenetic busyness. Since its controversial invention in the Roman Empire, Christmas has struggled with paganism, popular culture, and fierce Christian opposition; faced abolition in Scotland and New England; and braved neglect and near-death in the 1700s, only to be miraculously reinvented in the 1800s. The twentieth century saw it banned by Bolsheviks and twisted by Nazis. Since then, special interest groups of every stripe have used the holiday's massive popularity to draw attention to their causes. Christmas in the Crosshairs tells the story of the tug-of-war over Christmas, replete with cross-dressing priests, ranting Puritans, and atheist witches. In this eye-opening history of Christmas and its opponents from the beginning up to the present day, Bowler gives us a shocking, and richly entertaining, new look at the tradition we thought we knew so well.


Remembering the Reformation

Remembering the Reformation

Remembering the Reformation

Author: Alexandra Walsham,Brian Cummings,Ceri Law,Karis Riley

Publisher: Routledge

Isbn 10: 0429619928

Category: History

Number of Pages: 308

Number of Views: 1282

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This stimulating volume explores how the memory of the Reformation has been remembered, forgotten, contested, and reinvented between the sixteenth and twenty-first centuries. Remembering the Reformation traces how a complex, protracted, and unpredictable process came to be perceived, recorded, and commemorated as a transformative event. Exploring both local and global patterns of memory, the contributors examine the ways in which the Reformation embedded itself in the historical imagination and analyse the enduring, unstable, and divided legacies that it engendered. The book also underlines how modern scholarship is indebted to processes of memory-making initiated in the early modern period and challenges the conventional models of periodisation that the Reformation itself helped to create. This collection of essays offers an expansive examination and theoretically engaged discussion of concepts and practices of memory and Reformation. This volume is ideal for upper level undergraduates and postgraduates studying the Reformation, Early Modern Religious History, Early Modern European History, and Early Modern Literature.


Die Tudors

Die Tudors

Die Tudors

Author: Dieter Berg

Publisher: Kohlhammer Verlag

Isbn 10: 3170256726

Category: History

Number of Pages: 277

Number of Views: 1490

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Kaum eine europäische Herrscherdynastie hat so schillernde, mitunter skandalträchtige Herrscherfiguren hervorgebracht wie die Tudors. Ob Heinrich VIII., Maria die Blutige oder die Virgin Queen Elisabeth - sie zählen zu den markantesten und eigenwilligsten Vertretern des englischen und europäischen Königtums. Das Buch vergegenwärtigt in eindrucksvollen Porträts die englischen Herrscher der Tudorfamilie seit dem Amtsantritt Heinrichs VII. bis hin zum Stewartkönig Jakob I., dem Nachfolger Elisabeths, und zeichnet ihre Bedeutung für die englische und kontinentaleuropäische Geschichte nach. Diese neue, äußerst lesbare Gesamtdarstellung entwirft neben dem königlichen Familien- ein Epochenbild, das neben Politik und Wirtschaft auch die Kunst, Literatur und Architektur umfasst; zudem wird das sich wandelnde Bild der Dynastie in Spiel- und Fernsehfilmen skizziert.


The Myth of "Bloody Mary"

The Myth of

The Myth of "Bloody Mary"

Author: Linda Porter

Publisher: St. Martin\'s Press

Isbn 10: 142996426X

Category: History

Number of Pages: 464

Number of Views: 1542

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In this groundbreaking new biography of "Bloody Mary," Linda Porter brings to life a queen best remembered for burning hundreds of Protestant heretics at the stake, but whose passion, will, and sophistication have for centuries been overlooked. Daughter of Henry VIII and Katherine of Aragon, wife of Philip of Spain, and sister of Edward VI, Mary Tudor was a cultured Renaissance princess. A Latin scholar and outstanding musician, her love of fashion was matched only by her zeal for gambling. It is the tragedy of Queen Mary that today, 450 years after her death, she remains the most hated, least understood monarch in English history. Linda Porter's pioneering new biography—based on contemporary documents and drawing from recent scholarship—cuts through the myths to reveal the truth about the first queen to rule England in her own right. Mary learned politics in a hard school, and was cruelly treated by her father and bullied by the strongmen of her brother, Edward VI. An audacious coup brought her to the throne, and she needed all her strong will and courage to keep it. Mary made a grand marriage to Philip of Spain, but her attempts to revitalize England at home and abroad were cut short by her premature death at the age of forty-two. The first popular biography of Mary in thirty years, The First Queen of England offers a fascinating, controversial look at this much-maligned queen.


A People’s Tragedy

A People’s Tragedy

A People’s Tragedy

Author: Eamon Duffy

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

Isbn 10: 1472983874

Category: Religion

Number of Pages: 272

Number of Views: 778

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As an authority on the religion of medieval and early modern England, Eamon Duffy is preeminent. In his revisionist masterpiece The Stripping of the Altars, Duffy opened up new areas of research and entirely fresh perspectives on the origin and progress of the English Reformation. Duffy's focus has always been on the practices and institutions through which ordinary people lived and experienced their religion, but which the Protestant reformers abolished as idolatry and superstition. The first part of A People's Tragedy examines the two most important of these institutions: the rise and fall of pilgrimage to the cathedral shrines of England, and the destruction of the monasteries under Henry VIII, as exemplified by the dissolution of the ancient Anglo-Saxon monastery of Ely. In the title essay of the volume, Duffy tells the harrowing story of the Elizabethan regime's savage suppression of the last Catholic rebellion against the Reformation, the Rising of the Northern Earls in 1569. In the second half of the book Duffy considers the changing ways in which the Reformation has been thought and written about: the evolution of Catholic portrayals of Martin Luther, from hostile caricature to partial approval; the role of historians of the Reformation in the emergence of English national identity; and the improbable story of the twentieth century revival of Anglican and Catholic pilgrimage to the medieval Marian shrine of Walsingham. Finally, he considers the changing ways in which attitudes to the Reformation have been reflected in fiction, culminating with Hilary Mantel's gripping trilogy on the rise and fall of Henry VIII's political and religious fixer, Thomas Cromwell, and her controversial portrayal of Cromwell's Catholic opponent and victim, Sir Thomas More.


Elizabeth and Mary

Elizabeth and Mary

Elizabeth and Mary

Author: Jane Dunn

Publisher: HarperCollins

Isbn 10: 1443458414

Category: History

Number of Pages: N.A

Number of Views: 1933

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Their enemies branded them both murderesses, whores and daughters of the devil. Elizabeth’s supporters anointed her a hero and savior, while Mary’s faithful invested her as a saint and martyr. Reigning side by side, but yet never meeting face-to-face, these queens were inexorably linked in a tumultuous relationship that, until now, has never fully been revealed and explored. Elizabeth & Mary: Cousins, Rivals, Queens is master biographer Jane Dunn’s richly textured portrait of two incredible women. A story of a relationship punctuated by reversals of fortune; murder mysteries; sexual intrigue; reckless behavior, heated battles and cold war, Elizabeth & Mary is staged against a past as dark and dangerous as it was vibrantly alive. Dunn shows the indissoluble bond between the queens was forged by two opposing forces; their shared inheritance and rivalry for Elizabeth’s crown set against their natural solidarity as ruling females in an overwhelmingly masculine world. She delves behind Elizabeth’s reputation as steely virgin queen, using her celibacy as a weapon, valuing reason and duty above all. She looks at Mary as celebrity queen, femme fatale and flawed heroine, a woman who capped the theatre of her death in a brilliant cloak of redemption. And she corrects many misconceptions about her subjects, revealing Mary as a more serious contender for power than had been previously thought, and Elizabeth as far more vulnerable than her formidable reputation. Intelligent and completely riveting, this beautifully produced and lavishly illustrated book masterfully juxtaposes the histories of two remarkable women, culminating in tragedy, as Elizabeth the victor—hesitantly—signed her cousin’s death warrant.


The Sporting Life: Victorian Sports and Games

The Sporting Life: Victorian Sports and Games

The Sporting Life: Victorian Sports and Games

Author: Nancy Fix Anderson

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

Isbn 10: 0313071489

Category: History

Number of Pages: 213

Number of Views: 567

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This lively and intriguing study looks at the way sports both reflected and shaped Victorian society. • Excerpts from 19th-century English writings on sports allow the Victorians speak in their own words about the meaning of sports in their lives • Illuminating and entertaining illustrations of many aspects of Victorian sports include humorous spoofs on sports from Punch magazine • A glossary explains the sometimes arcane terms used in Victorian sports


Mary Queen of Scots

Mary Queen of Scots

Mary Queen of Scots

Author: Jayne Lewis

Publisher: Routledge

Isbn 10: 1134822189

Category: History

Number of Pages: 272

Number of Views: 1780

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As an historical figure Mary Queen of Scots has been perpetually represented on canvas, page and stage, and has captured the British imagination since the time of her death in 1587. The 'real' Mary Stuart however has remained an enigma. Mary Queen of Scots: Romance and Nation sheds light on Mary's life by exploring four main themes: * the history of Mary's representation in Britain from the late Tudor period focusing on key periods in the formation of the British identity and closely analysing several texts against a background of the visual, musical and literary works of each period * the reasons why those representing Mary have been so conscious that her image was largely a debatable fiction * the identification of symbolic styles, using Mary to reveal the habits of representation in each historical period * The link between the image of Mary Stuart and Britain's long struggle to define itself as a single nation, focusing on the roles of gender and religion in this development.


Questions Dictionary of History

Questions Dictionary of History

Questions Dictionary of History

Author: Joy Palmer

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

Isbn 10: 1441103236

Category: Education

Number of Pages: 98

Number of Views: 1416

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Who were the Aztecs? When was the Battle of Britain? What is the Bayeux Tapestry? The Questions Dictionary of History provides an A-Z of major events in world history. The book provides snapshots of famous people, key facts and events and illustrations so that children can consolidate their learning. Designed for use at Key Stage 2 and Key Stage 3, The Questions Dictionary of History will also be a very useful revision aid for older children. Its content has been chosen to include words within the capabilities of pupils in the primary and early secondary years of schooling. All words are relevant to the teaching and learning of art in the National Curriculum. This dictionary will make a valuable addition to any classroom's collection of basic reference books and to every school's library of books on the subject of history.


The Sultan and the Queen

The Sultan and the Queen

The Sultan and the Queen

Author: Jerry Brotton

Publisher: Penguin

Isbn 10: 0698191633

Category: History

Number of Pages: 352

Number of Views: 1198

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The fascinating story of Queen Elizabeth’s secret outreach to the Muslim world, which set England on the path to empire, by The New York Times bestselling author of A History of the World in Twelve Maps We think of England as a great power whose empire once stretched from India to the Americas, but when Elizabeth Tudor was crowned Queen, it was just a tiny and rebellious Protestant island on the fringes of Europe, confronting the combined power of the papacy and of Catholic Spain. Broke and under siege, the young queen sought to build new alliances with the great powers of the Muslim world. She sent an emissary to the Shah of Iran, wooed the king of Morocco, and entered into an unprecedented alliance with the Ottoman Sultan Murad III, with whom she shared a lively correspondence. The Sultan and the Queen tells the riveting and largely unknown story of the traders and adventurers who first went East to seek their fortunes—and reveals how Elizabeth’s fruitful alignment with the Islamic world, financed by England’s first joint stock companies, paved the way for its transformation into a global commercial empire.


After the Bloody Mary Game

After the Bloody Mary Game

After the Bloody Mary Game

Author: David Breeden

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

Isbn 10: 1532613288

Category: Philosophy

Number of Pages: 212

Number of Views: 1573

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After the Bloody Mary Game is for anyone interested in exploring humanism. Full of insight and humor, this book both explores where humanism has been and points a way toward an inclusive and multifaceted future for Humanism.


Virgin to Victoria

Virgin to Victoria

Virgin to Victoria

Author: Trisha Hughes

Publisher: Book Guild Publishing

Isbn 10: 1912575396

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: N.A

Number of Views: 404

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To the victor goes the spoils and nowhere is this truer than in the history of the British monarchy. There are kings who ruled for just a few months and there are some who ruled for over fifty years. There are some who should never have ruled at all. They include the vain, the greedy and the downright corrupt. There were adulterers, swindlers and cowards and their stories span over 1500 years full of lust, betrayal and heroism. Yet this group also share one thing in common. In their own lifetimes, they were the most powerful individuals in the land and they weren’t shy about letting their subjects know. Virgin to Victoria is a powerful story travelling through time, beginning with Henry VIII’s daughter, Elizabeth I, as she stepped up to the throne as Britain’s new queen. Her sister Mary had ruled before her but that queen was dead and Britain’s future lay in the hands of this bright-eyed intelligent woman who promised a magnificent future for everyone. It continues through the unsettling times of the Stuarts and moves from Oliver Cromwell through to the ferocious Hanovers and finally ends with Queen Victoria ready to accept her sceptre at the age of eighteen after the death of all her childless uncles. This book is written as a story and brings these monarchs alive to show them as flesh and blood characters who actually lived and died, not just vague names in history books. Trisha Hughes is a best-selling Australian author who now lives in Hong Kong. Trisha attends workshops for children’s creative writing groups and is a mentor of a yearly young writers competition. Her first book was published 18 years ago, a best-selling autobiography called Daughters of Nazareth. Trisha has recently published the first book in this historical trilogy, Victoria to Vikings.


A Victorian Dissenter

A Victorian Dissenter

A Victorian Dissenter

Author: David E. Seip

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

Isbn 10: 1532618344

Category: Religion

Number of Pages: 264

Number of Views: 1409

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This book introduces the reader to Robert Govett (1813–1901), dissenting clergyman and author, who wrote as a scholar of biblical prophecy, primarily on the subject of the “exclusion” of believers in the Millennial Kingdom, an idea of which he conceived. The purpose of the book is threefold: (1) to describe Govett, his life, and his printed work; (2) to analyze Govett’s eschatological beliefs, especially those he originated; and (3) to investigate why a respected theologian in England, who had published over 180 books and tracts, disappeared from dissenting print culture early in the twentieth century. Govett’s doctrine of exclusion was heavily intertwined with most of his writings. It was a topic that he developed throughout his career. Yet, as the center of dispensationalism shifted to America, Govett’s views of the Rapture began to be seen as extreme. The book explains why Govett was eclipsed as the center of the evangelical movement shifted and its theology ossified. Since his death, Govett has been occasionally remembered in scholarship, but with increasing inaccuracies and skepticism. This book seeks to remove the mystery.


Queen Mary

Queen Mary

Queen Mary

Author: James Pope-Hennessy

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton

Isbn 10: 1529355044

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Number of Pages: 704

Number of Views: 1513

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The official biography of Queen Mary, grandmother of the current Queen, originally commissioned in 1959 - with a new foreword by Hugo Vickers. When Queen Mary died in 1953, James Pope-Hennessy was commissioned to write an official biography of her - unusual for a Queen Consort. Queen Mary's life, contrary to popular belief, was essentially dramatic, and she played a far more important and influential role in the affairs of the British monarchy than her public image might have otherwise suggested. Using material from the Royal Archives, private papers and Queen Mary's personal diaries and letters, Pope-Hennessy's biography was a remarkable portrait of a remarkable woman and received rave reviews across the press. Long out of print, this new edition of Queen Mary will be accompanied by a new foreword from royal biographer and writer Hugo Vickers.


The Victorian Historical Novel 1840–1880

The Victorian Historical Novel 1840–1880

The Victorian Historical Novel 1840–1880

Author: A. Sanders,Ian Q. Whishaw

Publisher: Springer

Isbn 10: 1349160563

Category: Literary Criticism

Number of Pages: 264

Number of Views: 541


The Interconnections between Victorian Writers, Artists and Places

The Interconnections between Victorian Writers, Artists and Places

The Interconnections between Victorian Writers, Artists and Places

Author: Kumiko Tanabe

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

Isbn 10: 1527539989

Category: Literary Criticism

Number of Pages: 258

Number of Views: 773

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This volume deals with the various (direct and indirect) connections between literary figures, artists and locations during the Victorian era. It also addresses influential figures from before and after this period, such as William Blake, Sir Joshua Reynolds and Mother Teresa, as well as the connection between Britain and America in certain contexts. In establishing such relationships, this volume, therefore, covers a wide range of writers and painters, such as Charles Dickens, Arthur Conan Doyle, Thomas Hardy, William Morris, D. G. Rossetti, J. E. Millais, Herman Melville, J.M.W. Turner, G. M. Hopkins, William Butterfield, W. H. Ainsworth, and Sir Edward Coley Burne-Jones, while also including cultural topics related to both Victorian society and the eras which preceded it.


Mary Tudor

Mary Tudor

Mary Tudor

Author: Anna Whitelock

Publisher: Random House

Isbn 10: 0679603980

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Number of Pages: 432

Number of Views: 1291

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She was the first woman to inherit the throne of England, a key player in one of Britain’s stormiest eras, and a leader whose unwavering faith and swift retribution earned her the nickname “Bloody Mary.” Now, in this impassioned and absorbing debut, historian Anna Whitelock offers a modern perspective on Mary Tudor and sets the record straight once and for all on one of history’s most compelling and maligned rulers. Though often overshadowed by her long-reigning sister, Elizabeth I, Mary lived a life full of defiance, despair, and triumph. Born the daughter of the notorious King Henry VIII and the Spanish Katherine of Aragon, young Mary was a princess in every sense of the word—schooled in regal customs, educated by the best scholars, coveted by European royalty, and betrothed before she had reached the age of three. Yet in a decade’s time, in the wake of King Henry’s break with the pope, she was declared a bastard, disinherited, and demoted from “princess” to “lady.” Ever her deeply devout mother’s daughter, Mary refused to accept her new status or to recognize Henry’s new wife, Anne Boleyn, as queen. The fallout with her father and his counselors nearly destroyed the teenage Mary, who faced imprisonment and even death. It would be an outright battle for Mary to work herself back into the king’s favor, claim her rightful place in the Tudor line, and ultimately become queen of England, but her coronation would not end her struggles. She flouted the opposition and married Philip of Spain, sought to restore Catholicism to the nation, and fiercely punished the resistance. But beneath her brave and regal exterior was a dependent woman prone to anxiety, whose private traumas of phantom pregnancies, debilitating illnesses, and unrequited love played out in the public glare of the fickle court. Anna Whitelock, an acclaimed young British historian, chronicles this unique woman’s life from her beginnings as a heralded princess to her rivalry with her sister to her ascent as ruler. In brilliant detail, Whitelock reveals that Mary Tudor was not the weak-willed failure as so often rendered by traditional narratives but a complex figure of immense courage, determination, and humanity.


Foxe: Voices of the Martyrs

Foxe: Voices of the Martyrs

Foxe: Voices of the Martyrs

Author: John Foxe,The Voice of the Martyrs

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Isbn 10: 1684510201

Category: Religion

Number of Pages: 450

Number of Views: 1586

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What would you do for the cross of Christ? For two thousand years, Christians have courageously triumphed over beatings, stonings, burnings, wild beasts, and every form of evil to boldly proclaim one truth: the name of Jesus. Voices of the Martyrs AD 33 – Today is their story and your Christian heritage. In the 16th century, English preacher John Foxe created what would later be called the “second most important book in history” after the Bible: Foxe’s Book of Martyrs. With dozens of images, modernized English, and up-to-date accounts, Foxe: Voices of the Martyrs faithfully binds the testimonies of more than 50 of Foxe’s heroes from the Early Church to the Reformation with Christians in the Enlightenment, the Industrial Revolution, and through the twentieth century. More importantly, Foxe: Voices of the Martyrs unites past Christians with believers today. Building on over fifty years of ministry to persecuted Christians, The Voice of the Martyrs organization shares sixty-seven stories of Christians who have stood faithfully to the death since 2000. Their courage in the face of ISIS and the Taliban, brutal dictatorships, and government crackdowns will inspire you to boldness and remind you that the same Spirit of Christ Who strengthened Stephen, Peter, and Paul is at work in you today.


The Summer Queen

The Summer Queen

The Summer Queen

Author: Margaret Pemberton

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

Isbn 10: 1509841792

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: N.A

Number of Views: 1275

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The Summer Queen is an evocative and grand historical novel from Margaret Pemberton, the bestselling author of A Season of Secrets and Beneath the Cypress Tree. August 1879, Osborne House. Queen Victoria has occupied the British throne for over forty years. Bringing together her extended family from across Europe offers a chance for old alliances to be strengthened and new unions to be forged. May Teck, daughter of a Duke and Princess, is constantly reminded that she lacks the pedigree to be a true royal. Considering herself an outsider, she finds comfort in meeting two kindred spirits at Osborne; creating a bond with them that she thinks will last forever. Alicky lives in the shadow of her older siblings and has never recovered from the death of her mother. Until she meets Nicky, heir to the Russian throne, who sweeps her off to his homeland where life will never be the same again. And then there is Willy, destined to be the future Kaiser of Germany. Suffering from a birth defect, he’s always kept his true feelings locked away and all the world sees is the bombastic persona he projects. As shifting forces of power send warning ripples across Europe, an unavoidable war looms on the horizon . . .