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Author Ring, Morgan, author.

Title So high a blood : the story of Margaret Douglas, the Tudor that time forgot / Morgan Ring.

Publication Info. New York : Bloomsbury USA, 2017.

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 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 1st Floor    92 LENNOX,M RIN    Available
 PAS Linda Vista Branch Non-Fiction    92 LENNOX,M RIN    Available
Edition First U.S. edition
Description xvii, 341 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), portraits ; 24 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 277-323) and index.
Contents Preface: Locket -- Part one. Thy promise was to love me best -- "O come ye in peace here, or come ye in war?" -- Childhood -- The King's niece -- So high a blood -- These worldly storms -- Lennox -- The third time -- Part two. This woman and her son -- Rough wooing -- Idols and images -- Best suited to succeed -- Countess of Angus -- Spoilt children of the Devil -- The Bishop and the hawk -- The time of our trouble -- Secret charge -- Running at the ring -- A son lost -- Part three. What we resolve -- Memorial -- Constant hope --The Lady Regent -- A lone woman -- Watches and dials -- Epilogue: King Henry's chapel.
Summary "Niece to Henry VIII, heir to the throne, courtier at risk of being killed, spy-mistress, and ambitious political player, Lady Margaret Douglas is a vital new character in the Tudor story. Amidst the Christmas revels of 1530, a fifteen-year-old girl arrived at the court of King Henry VIII. Half-English, half-Scottish, she was his niece, the Lady Margaret Douglas. For the next fifty years, Margaret held a unique and precarious position at the courts of Henry and his children. As the Protestant Reformations unfolded across the British Isles and the Tudor monarchs struggled to produce heirs, she had ambitions of her own. She wanted to see her family ruling a united, Catholic Britain. Through a Machiavellian combination of daring, spying, and luck, Margaret made her son into a suitor to her niece Mary, Queen of Scots. Together, they had a powerful claim to the English throne--so powerful that Queen Elizabeth I feared they would overthrow her and restore both England and Scotland to the Catholic faith. The marriage cost Margaret her position, her freedom, and her beloved son's life. From the glittering Tudor court to the Tower of London, Lady Margaret Douglas weathered triumphs and tragedies in an era of tremendous change. Yet she never lost hope that she would see her family rule throughout the British Isles, which eventually happened when King James (I of England, VI of Scotland) united the crowns in 1603. Drawing on previously unexamined archival sources, So High a Blood presents a fascinating and dramatic portrait of this forgotten Tudor." -- Publisher's description
Subject Lennox, Margaret Douglas, Countess of, 1515-1578.
Countesses -- Great Britain -- Biography.
Great Britain -- Court and courtiers -- History -- 16th century.
Great Britain -- History -- Henry VIII, 1509-1547.
Genre/Form Biographies.
ISBN 9781632866059 (hardcover)
1632866056 (hardcover)

 
    
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