Two sisters: united by blood, divided by the crown...Mary and Elizabeth is an unforgettable story of a powerful love affair that changed the course of history, perfect for fans of The Tudors and Philippa Gregory.
They shared childhood memories and grown-up dreams...Mary was England's precious jewel, the surviving child of the tumultuous relationship between Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon.
However, when Henry fell passionately in love with the dark-eyed Anne Boleyn, he cast his wife and daughter aside.
Henry and Anne's union sees the birth of Elizabeth. Mary is soon declared a bastard, stripped of all royal privileges, performing the lowliest tasks.
But, there is something about Elizabeth. And Mary soon grows to love her like a sister. After the passage of three years, and Anne Boleyn's execution, Henry can no longer bear the sight of his female heir.
With the birth of a son, Edward, both Mary and Elizabeth seem destined for oblivion.
But as history will show, fate had something far more elaborate in store...
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 384 pages
- Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
- Publication Date: 09/06/2011
- Category: Historical fiction
- ISBN: 9781847562371