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Sister Queens - The Noble, Tragic Lives of Katherine of Aragon and Juana, Queen of Castile

Julia Fox

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The history books have cast Katherine of Aragon, the first queen of King Henry VIII of England, as the ultimate symbol of the Betrayed Woman, cruelly tossed aside in favor of her husband's seductive mistress, Anne Boleyn. Katherine's sister, Juana of Castile, wife of Philip of Burgundy and mother of the Holy Roman Emperor Charles V, is portrayed as "Juana the Mad," whose erratic behavior included keeping her beloved late husband's coffin beside her for years. But historian Julia Fox, whose previous work painted an unprecedented portrait of Jane Boleyn, Anne's sister, offers deeper insight in this first dual biography of Katherine and Juana, the daughters of Spain's Ferdinand and Isabella, whose family ties remained strong despite their separation. Looking through the lens of their Spanish origins, Fox reveals these queens as flesh-and-blood women-equipped with character, intelligence, and conviction-who are worthy historical figures in their own right. When they were young, Juana's and Katherine's futures appeared promising. They had secured politically advantageous marriages, but their dreams of love and power quickly dissolved, and the unions for which they'd spent their whole lives preparing were fraught with duplicity and betrayal. Juana, the elder sister, unexpectedly became Spain's sovereign, but her authority was continually usurped, first by her husband and later by her son. Katherine, a young widow after the death of Prince Arthur of Wales, soon remarried his doting brother Henry and later became a key figure in a drama that altered England's religious landscape. Ousted from the positions of power and influence they had been groomed for and separated from their children, Katherine and Juana each turned to their rich and abiding faith and deep personal belief in their family's dynastic legacy to cope with their enduring hardships. Sister Queens is a gripping tale of love, duty, and sacrifice-a remarkable reflection on the conflict between ambition and loyalty during an age whe

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The history books have cast Katherine of Aragon, the first queen of King Henry VIII of England, as the ultimate symbol of the Betrayed Woman, cruelly tossed aside in favor of her husband's seductive mistress, Anne Boleyn. Katherine's sister, Juana of Castile, wife of Philip of Burgundy and mother of the Holy Roman Emperor Charles V, is portrayed as "Juana the Mad," whose erratic behavior included keeping her beloved late husband's coffin beside her for years. But historian Julia Fox, whose previous work painted an unprecedented portrait of Jane Boleyn, Anne's sister, offers deeper insight in this first dual biography of Katherine and Juana, the daughters of Spain's Ferdinand and Isabella, whose family ties remained strong despite their separation. Looking through the lens of their Spanish origins, Fox reveals these queens as flesh-and-blood women-equipped with character, intelligence, and conviction-who are worthy historical figures in their own right. When they were young, Juana's and Katherine's futures appeared promising. They had secured politically advantageous marriages, but their dreams of love and power quickly dissolved, and the unions for which they'd spent their whole lives preparing were fraught with duplicity and betrayal. Juana, the elder sister, unexpectedly became Spain's sovereign, but her authority was continually usurped, first by her husband and later by her son. Katherine, a young widow after the death of Prince Arthur of Wales, soon remarried his doting brother Henry and later became a key figure in a drama that altered England's religious landscape. Ousted from the positions of power and influence they had been groomed for and separated from their children, Katherine and Juana each turned to their rich and abiding faith and deep personal belief in their family's dynastic legacy to cope with their enduring hardships. Sister Queens is a gripping tale of love, duty, and sacrifice-a remarkable reflection on the conflict between ambition and loyalty during an age whe
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The history books have cast Katherine of Aragon, the first queen of King Henry VIII of England, as the ultimate symbol of the Betrayed Woman, cruelly tossed aside in favor of her husband's seductive mistress, Anne Boleyn. Katherine's sister, Juana of Castile, wife of Philip of Burgundy and mother of the Holy Roman Emperor Charles V, is portrayed as "Juana the Mad," whose erratic behavior included keeping her beloved late husband's coffin beside her for years. But historian Julia Fox, whose previous work painted an unprecedented portrait of Jane Boleyn, Anne's sister, offers deeper insight in this first dual biography of Katherine and Juana, the daughters of Spain's Ferdinand and Isabella, whose family ties remained strong despite their separation. Looking through the lens of their Spanish origins, Fox reveals these queens as flesh-and-blood women-equipped with character, intelligence, and conviction-who are worthy historical figures in their own right. When they were young, Juana's and Katherine's futures appeared promising. They had secured politically advantageous marriages, but their dreams of love and power quickly dissolved, and the unions for which they'd spent their whole lives preparing were fraught with duplicity and betrayal. Juana, the elder sister, unexpectedly became Spain's sovereign, but her authority was continually usurped, first by her husband and later by her son. Katherine, a young widow after the death of Prince Arthur of Wales, soon remarried his doting brother Henry and later became a key figure in a drama that altered England's religious landscape. Ousted from the positions of power and influence they had been groomed for and separated from their children, Katherine and Juana each turned to their rich and abiding faith and deep personal belief in their family's dynastic legacy to cope with their enduring hardships. Sister Queens is a gripping tale of love, duty, and sacrifice-a remarkable reflection on the conflict between ambition and loyalty during an age whe

Language:

English

Narrators:

Rosalyn Landor

Length:

14h 56m


Chapters

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Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:19


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

04:07


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

05:52


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

05:00


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

07:24


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

05:40


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

05:01


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

06:36


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

07:32


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

06:50


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

06:46


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

04:59


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

05:30


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

05:42


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

04:41


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

04:57


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

05:55


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

05:57


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

05:24


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:23


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:28


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

05:32


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

05:23


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:48


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

07:18


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

04:58


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

04:48


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

04:14


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

04:05


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

04:52


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

08:01


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

08:05


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

06:02


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

04:53


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

07:30


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

06:07


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

06:49


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

07:06


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

05:00


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

05:37


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

05:11


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

07:41


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

07:25


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

06:49


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

09:27


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

07:22


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

07:47


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

06:25


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

06:26


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

07:37


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

05:40


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

06:05


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

07:50


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

05:21


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

05:13


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

04:38


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

05:53


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

06:34


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

07:32


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

07:02


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

07:34


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

07:01


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

05:03


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

04:15


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

04:35


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

05:09


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

08:02


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

06:53


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

04:35


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

06:45


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

05:15


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

05:22


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

05:29


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

05:05


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

05:02


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

05:24


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

06:18


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

03:40


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

04:41


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

07:36


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

06:55


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

08:06


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

08:18


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

04:58


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

06:19


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

07:24


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

06:58


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

06:21


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

06:23


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

06:00


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

05:51


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

05:43


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

06:16


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

04:51


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

05:03


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

05:42


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

05:20


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

05:01


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

04:53


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

04:22


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

06:23


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

05:32


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

05:24


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

05:55


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

06:48


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

06:39


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

06:00


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

05:10


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

06:11


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

06:45


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

04:57


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

04:54


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

05:32


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

05:11


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

05:15


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

04:16


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

04:31


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

04:01


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

04:33


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

05:28


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

05:23


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

05:46


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

05:40


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

06:09


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

06:07


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

06:08


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

05:40


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

06:16


Chapter 129
Chapter 129

06:12


Chapter 130
Chapter 130

07:32


Chapter 131
Chapter 131

06:52


Chapter 132
Chapter 132

05:06


Chapter 133
Chapter 133

06:50


Chapter 134
Chapter 134

05:30


Chapter 135
Chapter 135

06:32


Chapter 136
Chapter 136

05:54


Chapter 137
Chapter 137

05:54


Chapter 138
Chapter 138

05:02


Chapter 139
Chapter 139

05:05


Chapter 140
Chapter 140

04:02


Chapter 141
Chapter 141

04:31


Chapter 142
Chapter 142

06:13


Chapter 143
Chapter 143

07:25


Chapter 144
Chapter 144

07:21


Chapter 145
Chapter 145

05:57


Chapter 146
Chapter 146

05:38


Chapter 147
Chapter 147

06:07


Chapter 148
Chapter 148

04:54


Chapter 149
Chapter 149

05:17


Chapter 150
Chapter 150

05:24


Chapter 151
Chapter 151

06:56


Chapter 152
Chapter 152

07:20


Chapter 153
Chapter 153

00:40