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Margaret Pole, Countess of Salisbury 1473-1541: Loyalty, Lineage and Leadership

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In this first biography of a significant female figure in the male-dominated world of British Tudor politics, Hazel Pierce reconsiders the life and martyrdom of Catholic duchess Margaret Pole against the changing social and political landscape of her times. Pole, niece of both Edward IV and Richard III, was the only woman apart from Anne Boleyn to hold a peerage in her own ...more
Paperback, 192 pages
Published April 15th 2009 by University of Wales Press (first published January 28th 1900)
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Jodi
This was excellent. Margaret Pole is such a pivotal person from the Tudor era that it is amazing that there hasn’t been much written on her. Pierce has taken her dissertation and turned it into a scholarly review of the stages of Margaret’s life. The careers of her politically active sons were also included as necessity—as the head of the family at that time period her gender denied her access to many activities in which her eldest son had to represent her.
Being a student of the Tudor time peri
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Samantha
Margaret Pole, like Elizabeth of York, is a Plantagenet princess who becomes lost to history with the dawning of the Tudor dynasty. Even less is written about this daughter of George of Clarence than her cousin who became Henry Tudor's queen. This was the only biography of her life that I was able to locate.

Pierce does an admirable job of piecing together the existing documentation on Margaret Pole, her rise and fall, and her family to create a thorough as possible timeline in this book. There i
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