Book: Renaissance Queens (The Legendary Women of World History) by Laurel A. Rockefellercategories: Book, Anthology, Boxed Set, History, Medieval, Renaissance, Tudor, Stuart, Hundred Years War, Strong Women, Young Adult, Romance, Biography
Laurel A. Rockefellerabout this book: Renaissance Queens (volume 1) is the first boxed set from the Legendary Women of World History biography Series. Joined together by more than just blood, these three stories from the 15th and 16th centuries will inspire you.
Begin the journey with book two from the LWWH series, "Catherine de Valois."
To most people, Catherine was the giddy teen aged French princess who gleefully married King Henry V of England -- or so Shakespeare would have you believe. But the real woman was far more interesting. Caught between her father's infamous and often violent mental illness and the civil war between House Valois and the Burgundians triggered by King Charles VI's weakness, Princess Catherine grew up watching her mother, Queen Isabeau of Bavaria unofficially rule in her father's name. In 1413 the newly crowned King Henry V renewed the Hundred Years War with an outrageous demand that Charles VI pay him a dowry of 2 million crowns (£500,000 not adjusted for inflation) for Catherine's hand in marriage. Understandably, King Charles VI and Queen Isabeau refused, setting in motion the events that would make Catherine immortal.
Next, celebrate the life of Queen Mary Stuart in "Mary Queen of the Scots." In this biography focusing on Mary's reign, you will discover why she was so popular with commoners across Scotland -- and why her wealthy nobles hated her. Sent in childhood to France to protect her from the violent Scottish Reformation, Queen Mary's unwavering courage of conviction paired with her sex made her dangerous enemies in Edinburgh. Celebrate the real Mary and discover how she changed Scotland forever.
Finally, explore the life of Queen Elizabeth Tudor in "Queen Elizabeth Tudor: Journey to Gloriana." Told through the lens of her relationship with Robert Dudley, this biography looks past the image and into Elizabeth's very heart and soul.
Three biographies, one boxed set. Meet these three Renaissance Queens and learn why over than four hundred years after their deaths we cannot stop talking about them.
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