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The Queen's Sorrow by Suzannah Dunn
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Apr 09, 12

Read in April, 2012

England post Henry VIII continued to be fraught with intrigue, back stabbing and a political system lending to a court of fear.

When Mary Tudor, Henry's first daughter, and child of Katharine of Aragon took the throne, the fires of Mary's hell raged throughout as indiscriminate burnings were a daily occurrence.

Married to a much despised Spanish King, Mary's heart was broken as it became obvious Philip loathed his bride and his primary goal was the throne. Philip brought his household to England were these members became as hated as Philip.

The story is told from the perspective of Rafael, a member of Philip's entourage.

This is a very disappointing book. The title is misleading. Infact, Mary is a mere back drop to Rafael's ramblings.

Mary and "The Queen's Sorrow" are mentioned but the title does not follow the story line.

NOT recommended

The only good thing I can say is that this is one more book read from my shelf. While I usually retain my books regarding England, this one is not a keeper in any way.

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