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Mary, Bloody Mary


Mary, Bloody Mary

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    Available in PDF Format | Mary, Bloody Mary.pdf | English
    Carolyn Meyer(Author)

Blood is thicker than water – unless the King decrees othewise.

A compelling first-person narration of childhood, as told by Henry VIII's daughter, Mary Tudor. History remembers her only as "Bloody Mary" because of the brutality of her reign, but this compelling recreation of her childhood brings alive the contradictions and conflicts and true danger of being the daughter of a 'divorced' queen as her father falls under the spell of the "witch" Anne Boleyn and why such an apparently privileged little girl could grow up to be such a monster.

Published by Harcourt Brace in USA 1999, it has been widely reviewed and acclaimed; was an ALA Notable Book, and among the ALA 10 Notable Books of that year.

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  • PDF | 240 pages
  • Carolyn Meyer(Author)
  • HarperCollinsChildren'sBooks (1 Sept. 2003)
  • English
  • 9
  • Children's Books

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  • By Rose H. on 17 June 2002

    This book peers into the soul of the infamous Mary Tudor, the queen known best for burning Protestants. But as a young girl, her father shunted her off to the side, and had take up the job of nursemaid to her younger sister, Elizabeth (if you want to hear about Elizabth from Ms. Meyer, you can look at her Beware Princess Elizabeth). In Mary, you see longing and fear, and the occasional spurt of joy. I recommend it highly to almost anyone.

  • By margaret fenton on 2 May 2014

    this book is about marys teens and her young adult life it stops before she ascends the throne ,its good

  • By Susan Marriott on 8 March 2015

    Shocking to read that she was treated so cruelly. Understandable she became hard hearted and found her religion the only thing she had.

  • By MRS J E MANUEL on 14 November 2015

    A very good book telling the story from Mary's side and explaining why the hatred for Anne Boleyn.

  • By Guest on 25 January 2008

    This is a compact book detailing the life of Princess Mary. It captures the young Princess's horror at the way her mother, Katherine of Aragon was treated by her Father Henry VIII and by Anne Boleyn. It also illustrates the shame and humiliation she must have felt when she was made to act as a serving girl for Anne Boleyns daughter, Princess Elizabeth. It is a testament to this book that I was thrilled when Queen Anne finally lost her power (and ultimately her head) and the evil women who had treated Princess Mary with such cruelty had the smiles wiped from their faces.However the book just does not live up to the promise . . . you think you know me but do not judge my actions until you have heard my story . . . Yes it is all very understandable why Mary hated Anne Boleyn but this book does not cover how Mary came to be known as 'Bloody Mary'. It does not address her religious fanatacism. In short it does not address anything that the author cannot justify. Mary was a complex character - neither completely good or bad. Just as she was neither completely the victim or the monster but the author chooses not to discuss or explain any of this leaving us with a rather two dimensional and one sided view of Bloody Mary.

  • By Brenda Bartlette on 2 March 2013

    Never read much about Elizabeths half sister before. Was an eye opener. I loved the book because it showed what she was like and why she signed the death warrant for Lady Jane Grey.

  • By Chris Cunningham on 26 January 2013

    All about her teenage years and what she was going through at the time when the king got his divorces from her mother...she was not do mean just proving her mother right

  • By bee De on 20 February 2015

    great story, very interesting

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