Lee Woody's Reviews > In Triumph's Wake: Royal Mothers, Tragic Daughters, and the Price They Paid for Glory

In Triumph's Wake by Julia P. Gelardi
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Aug 05, 11


A fabulous read about three strong female rulers and their daughters' role in history. I was struck by the similarities between Isabella of Spain, Marie Therese of Austria, and Victoria of England. All came to power as young women with very little preperation for the role, all were devout ladies who held strong convictions, and yet all ruled with dignity and respect. All made profound marks on the direction the world would move in during their life times. Intriquing that all three had daughters who would become so well-known and remembered throughout time for being connected to such infamous events such as King Henry's quest for a male heir, the French Revolution, and World War I.
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