The Forgotten Queen
Despite her doubts, Margaret falls under the spell of her adopted home. But while Jamie is an affectionate husband, h ...more
Oh dear, I seem to be having a run of bad books recently. I picked up this book because I was intrigued by the premise. Whilst historical fiction on the Tudors seems to be a penny a dozen these days, all trying to jump on the bandwagon, novels about Margaret Tudor, elder sister of King Henry VIII and Queen of Scotland, are few and far between. With all the focus on the stereotypical image of the gluttonous Henry and his farcical merry-go-round of six wives, his two sisters and their impact on hi ...more
So I was interested in reacquainting myself with her story.
Margaret led a turbulent life that was frequently beset by tragedy. Like many females born into prominent fa ...more
Something is wrong with me, or at least wrong with the books I’ve been reading lately. My past 3 or 4 books were 2 stars, I need to stop that trend! Unfortunately, this book is not going to be the one to end the streak. I wanted it to be, so desperately. The cover is amazing, I am so in love with that dress that I wanted to read the book simply for that. The synopsis also grabbed my attention. Everyone has read books about the infamous Tudors. Henry VIII, Anne Bo ...more
Margaret Tudor is portrayed here as a multifaceted figure. She sets out to become queen of Scotland at the tender age of fourteen and yet she overcomes her doubts and proves herself to be a strong and proud woman--very much a queen. And yet, in her steadfast quest to see her son cr ...more
This is a wonderfully readable hist fic that hits the elements of what I like in a read: historical ambiance that feels real, a main character I like, historical relationships articulated in a way that seems believable, and enough drama and emotion to make me care.
The Margaret of this novel is Margaret Tudor, sister of He ...more
Being a huge fan of Tudor historical fiction, I am always pleasantly surprised when an author can bring to my attention a previously little known person from this much discussed sphere. This is exactly what D.L. Bogdan has done in The Forgotten Queen, giving voice to the lesser discussed sibling of Henry VIII, Margaret Tudor. With the trademark pride and stubbornness of the Tudors, Margaret worked tirelessly as a Princess of England and Queen of Scotland to bri ...more
Margaret leaves England at an early age to wed the King of Scotland. Though ...more
Margaret has a way of getting herself into trouble by not recognizing that she cannot be a Tudor first and Queen of Scotland seco ...more
An interesting novel. Entertaining and fast-paced, but no without a few missteps. It's always nice to get a fresh perspective on the Tudor dynasty, and using Princess Margaret for a narrator helps a lot in that regard. Ejoyable, an easy historical read, The Forgotten Queen is a sold effort.
Review and giveaway to come as part of the blog tour on the 30th! ...more
I love Tudor history and books on all those members of the dynasty. This is based around Henry VIII sister Margaret Tudor and she is someone who i didn’t know much about. Yes this is fiction but it’s based around facts on this ladies life. We start off as her a child with her siblings, she loved her brother Arthur the best and that relationship is so sweet. Like all princesses she was taken from her family young and married off before she was even a woman. I loved her strength ye ...more
It's not really fair that I forgot about it, as it's a heck of a story: Margaret, older sister of he who will become Henry VIII, is sent to be the bride of James of Scotland, leaving all she knows, leaving her family with the knowledge that she well might never see them agai ...more
Thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for the digital copy of this book.
The Forgotten Queen is a historical novel about Margaret Tudor, Henry the 8th's older sister. Margaret becomes a bride at the ripe old age of 12, married by proxy to King James of Scotland. At the age of thirteen she is on her way to Scotland to become the queen. Margaret adores James, but it's a little while before he v ...more
Margaret struck me as a person who did not feel herself complete unless she had someone by her side. Her first marriage to King James was from all accounts a ...more
Not so in this novel. Meet Margaret Tudor, daughter of Henry VII and sister to Crown Prince Arthur and his younger brother Henry and their younger sister Mary.
Margaret is sent to Scotland as a mere girl in a political marriage to King James IV. She grows accustomed to Scotland's language and clan factions, and tries to be wife and mother as well as Queen Consort.
It is n ...more
Margaret was not a terribly sympathetic heroine, but I came to understand her quite well. She was raised to be a "peacemaker" for her royal family who strove to rise above the past and was essentially sent to Scotland as a sacrifice for that peace. Although that is the fate of many royal princesses, Margaret seemed ...more
Bogdan's Margaret Tudor is a dreamer who is soon shaped by the harsh realities of losing her husband, King ...more
Beautiful historical novel!
I just finished reading "The Forgotten Queen" by D.L. Bogdan.
This is the first book I read from this author.
It's the story of Queen Margaret of Scotland. She was the mother of King James of Scotland. Still young, she marries and finds herself in a foreign country. I do not wish to write a complete review since, so many have been done. Lets just say that it's the fascinating story of the lives of the Tudor Monarchy.
If you love royal intrigues and plot in Beau ...more
Main Character: 1 star - only 1 star for the ability to fill their lungs with air, because honestly, if she was really like this I'm surprised she didn't end up in the Tower. This has got to be the whiniest, most naive, silly, narcissistic, useless royal person that ever existed. She bounces from one stupid decision to another and then wonders why she ends up alone?
Plot: 2-3 st ...more
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D.L Bogan is a history major, aiming for a master's so that she might lecture one day. She is also a musician with classical voice training who has been playing keyboards and singing in bands since she was 18. She also enjoys reading, traveling, summer activities, spending time with family and friends, and researching her next novel! She makes her home in central Wisconsin....more