The Lost Tudor Princess

  • by Alison Weir
  • Narrated by Maggie Mash
  • 20 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Margaret Douglas, Countess of Lennox. Royal Tudor blood ran in her veins. Her mother was a Queen, her father an Earl, and she herself was the granddaughter, niece, cousin and grandmother of monarchs.
Beautiful and tempestuous, she created scandal not just once but twice by falling in love with unsuitable men. Fortunately the marriage arranged for her turned into a love match.

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What the Critics Say

"Alison Weir is one of our best popular historians and one, moreover, with an impressive scholarly pedigree in Tudor history." (Independent)
"[Weir] has a good eye for period detail – and her re-creation of the late 15th century domestic and ceremonial world is terrific." (Sunday Time)

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One of Weir's best

Margaret Douglas was a heavyweight political player in both Scotland and England throughout much of the Tudor period. She crops up as an incidental character in many histories of that time but Alison Weir demonstrates that she fully deserves a starring role because she was a central character in many dynastic dramas; she led a life full of incident and romance and better yet she left a mountain of highly personal poems and letters that give us a real insight into her thoughts and personality; the sort of detail that's very rare for powerful Tudor figures.

Margaret was a great beauty with a better claim to the throne than Elizabeth the First who strived her whole life to overcome the obstacle of passionately held Catholic beliefs and Elizabeth's personal enmity to get her offspring onto the Scottish and English thrones. During that time she fell in love three times, was sent to the Tower of London three times, had Mary Queen of Scots as a daughter in Law, ran a network of spies and was a close friend of "Bloody" Mary Tudor. That's by no means the whole story but it gives some sense of the way she took life by the scruff of the neck.

Alison Weir has translated a treasure trove of Margaret's papers into a satisfying and dramatic listen which offers a unique window into both Scottish and English history. Margaret emerges as a rounded, flawed human being but someone with real magnetism.
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- Jim

Disappointing

So disappointing as other books I've read by Weir were very good. I didn't even finis this book as I felt it was just a list of names and financial transactions. I would guess and say that there is little historical evidence telling us what the life of Margaret Douglas was actually like as this book seems to offer many suggestions and theories.
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- nicola aspray

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-10-2015
  • Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks