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

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Born in 1473, Margaret Pole was the daughter of George, duke of Clarence, niece of both Edward IV and Richard III, and the only woman, apart from Anne Boleyn, to hold a peerage title in her own right during the sixteenth century. She was restored by Henry VIII to her executed brother's earldom of Salisbury in 1512. In the 1530s, however, her deep Catholic convictions becam ...more
Paperback, 192 pages
Published April 15th 2009 by University of Wales Press (first published April 1st 2003)
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Jodi
Jan 02, 2010 rated it it was amazing
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
May 25, 2014 rated it really liked it
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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Susan Abernethy
Apr 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Storytelling and historical research at its best. Link to my review of this book:

https://flhwnotesandreviews.com/2017/...
Elina
Jul 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
A wonderful biography of Margaret Pole and also of her politically active sons.
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