Reviews of Mary Tudor

This 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.

Still 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."

The publisher in the U.S. is St. Martin's Press.


In the United States Linda's first book is known as The First Queen of England: The Myth of "Bloody Mary". It is now available in paperback, hardback and Kindle editions.In paperback it is titled The Myth of "Bloody Mary": A Biography of Queen Mary I of England.

In the UK it is titled: Mary Tudor: The First Queen