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Mary Tudor: Princess, Bastard, Queen

Mary Tudor: Princess, Bastard, Queen

In the summer of 1553, against all odds, Mary Tudor was the first woman to be crowned Queen of England.

INTRODUCTION: RESURRECTION

Part One: A King’s Daughter

Chapter 1: PRINCESS OF ENGLAND

Chapter 2: A TRUE FRIENDSHIP AND ALLIANCE

Chapter 3: ARE YOU THE DAUPHIN OF FRANCE?

Chapter 4: A VERY FINE YOUNG COUSIN INDEED

Chapter 5: THE INSTITUTION OF A CHRISTIAN WOMAN

Chapter 6: GREAT SIGNS AND TOKENS OF LOVE

Chapter 7: PRINCESS OF WALES

Chapter 8: PEARL OF THE WORLD

Chapter 9: THIS SHEER CALAMITY

Chapter 10: THE KING’S GREAT MATTER

Chapter 11: THE SCANDAL OF CHRISTENDOM

Chapter 12: THE LADY MARY

Chapter 13: SPANISH BLOOD

Chapter 14: HIGH TRAITORS

Chapter 15: WORSE THAN A LION

Chapter 16: SUSPICION OF POISON

Chapter 17: THE RUIN OF THE CONCUBINE

Chapter 18: MOST HUMBLE AND OBEDIENT DAUGHTER

Chapter 19: INCREDIBLE REJOICING

Chapter 20: DELIVERANCE OF A GOODLY PRINCE

Chapter 21: THE MOST UNHAPPY LADY IN CHRISTENDOM

Chapter 22: FOR FEAR OF MAKING A RUFFLE IN THE WORLD

Chapter 23: MORE A FRIEND THAN A STEPMOTHER

Chapter 24: THE FAMILY OF HENRY VIII

Chapter 25: DEPARTED THIS LIFE

Part Two: A King’s Sister

Chapter 26: THE KING IS DEAD, LONG LIVE THE KING

Chapter 27: FANTASY AND NEW FANGLENESS

Chapter 28: ADVICE TO BE CONFORMABLE

Chapter 29: THE MOST UNSTABLE MAN IN ENGLAND

Chapter 30: WHAT SAY YOU, MR AMBASSADOR?

Chapter 31: AN UNNATURAL EXAMPLE

Chapter 32: NAUGHTY OPINION

Chapter 33: MATTERS TOUCHING MY SOUL

Chapter 34: MY DEVICE FOR THE SUCCESSION

Chapter 35: FRIENDS IN THE BRIARS

Chapter 36: TRUE OWNER OF THE CROWN

Part Three: A Queen

Chapter 37: MARYE THE QUENE

Chapter 38: THE JOY OF THE PEOPLE

Chapter 39: CLEMENCY AND MODERATION

Chapter 40: OLD CUSTOMS

Chapter 41: GOD SAVE QUEEN MARY

Chapter 42: INIQUITOUS LAWS

Chapter 43: A MARRYING HUMOR

Chapter 44: A SUITABLE PARTNER IN LOVE

Chapter 45: A TRAITOROUS CONSPIRACY

Chapter 46: GIBBETS AND HANGED MEN

Chapter 47: SOLE QUEEN

Chapter 48: GOOD NIGHT, MY LORDS ALL

Part Four: A King’s Wife

Chapter 49: WITH THIS RING I THEE WED

Chapter 50: MUTUAL SATISFACTION

Chapter 51: THE HAPPIEST COUPLE IN THE WORLD

Chapter 52: TO RECONCILE, NOT TO CONDEMN

Chapter 53: THE QUEEN IS WITH CHILD

Chapter 54: HER MAJESTY’S BELLY

Chapter 55: BLOOD AND FIRE

Chapter 56: EXTRAORDINARILY IN LOVE

Chapter 57: COMMITTED TO THE FLAMES

Chapter 58: A GREAT AND RARE EXAMPLE OF GOODNESS

Chapter 59: STOUT AND DEVILISH HEARTS

Chapter 60: OBEDIENT SUBJECT AND HUMBLE SISTER

Chapter 61: A WARMED OVER HONEYMOON

Chapter 62: A PUBLIC ENEMY TO OURSELVES

Chapter 63: THE GRIEF OF THE MOST SERENE QUEEN

Chapter 64: READINESS FOR CHANGE

Chapter 65: THINKING MYSELF TO BE WITH CHILD

Chapter 66: REASONABLE REGRET FOR HER DEATH

EPILOGUE: VERITAS TEMPORIS FILIA

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