book dispels many popular conceptions about Mary Tudor, the first woman
to rule England in her own right. It reveals the daughter of Henry VIII
and Katherine of Aragon as a cultured renaissance princess, proud of her
dual Tudor and Habsburg heritage.
the most maligned and misunderstood of any English monarch, it restores
the reputation of a brave but often unhappy queen who chose the supremely
ironic motto "Truth, the daughter of time."
publisher in the U.S. is St. Martin's Press.