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The Heretic Wind: The Life of Mary Tudor, Queen of England

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Adored by her parents and pampered by the court, the infant Princess Marys life changes suddenly and drastically when her fathers eye is taken by the enigmatic Anne Boleyn.

Mary stands firm against her fathers determination to destroy both her mothers reputation, and the Catholic church. It is a battle that will last throughout both her fathers and her brothers reign,
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Kindle Edition, 332 pages
Published January 26th 2020
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Terry Tyler
Feb 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I've been so looking forward to reading this book, and I was not disappointed. It tells the story of Mary Tudor, daughter of Henry VIII and sister of Elizabeth I, in the first person, and alternates between chronological events and instances just before her death; in these, she talks about the events of her life, which are then expanded upon in the main chapters. The format worked very well; I was engrossed throughout.

Mary has always had a bad press, for being a religious fanatic and burning so
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Rosie Lee
Feb 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
As always Judith has another hit book and Im always sad when it comes to the end cos nothing I read afterwards can match any of books ...more
Suzy Henderson
Mar 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I've always been fascinated with the Tudors, and I knew very little about Mary so this book was a must-read as soon as I heard about it. The book tells the story of Mary Tudor, Queen of England, and it begins with Mary on her death bed. Narrated in the first person, it evokes a sense of immediacy and personal insight into her life & her story in such a way that you feel connected and close as a reader. While I was very aware of Mary's nickname - 'Bloody Mary' and her fight against heretics, ...more
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Jan 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Could not stop reading it

Truly enjoyed this book, once I had started reading it I just had to finish it. Yes the story is historical fiction but the way the author writes the story, I feel like it was a different view of Mary Tudor. How different English history might have been if her father had let her marry as a young woman, would the Tudor line been longer on the English throne and if course what would've been Elizabeth's fate of one of Mary's children would've come to the throne by an
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Donna
Jan 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Another wonderful book from Judith Arnopp

It demands great writing abilities to author a book so intriguing one reads it in a single sitting. Consider the main character is Mary Tudor - not the quintessential queen - and you've found a masterful and compelling read. I love the way Ms. Arnopp always brings her subjects to life with realistic dialogue and internal monologue; their idioms may be different than ours but their emotions are/were the same. She does not portray the subjects as stilted,
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Always passionate about history, I graduated from the University of Wales, Lampeter in 2007 with a Master's degree in medieval history and a BA in English and creative writing. I now devote myself to writing full time.
My Tudor novels include:
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