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The Lost Tudor Princess - The Life of Lady Margaret Douglas

Alison Weir

From New York Times bestselling author and acclaimed historian Alison Weir comes the first biography of Mary Douglas, the beautiful, cunning niece of Henry VIII of England who used her sharp intelligence and covert power to influence the succession after the death of Elizabeth I. 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. Lady Margaret Douglas, Countess of Lennox, was an important figure in Tudor England, yet today, while her contemporaries-Anne Boleyn, Mary, Queen of Scots, Elizabeth I-have achieved celebrity status, she is largely forgotten. Margaret's life was steeped in intrigue, drama, and tragedy-from her auspicious birth in 1530 to her parents' bitter divorce, from her ill-fated love affairs to her appointment as lady-in-waiting for four of Henry's six wives. In an age when women were expected to stay out of the political arena, alluring and tempestuous Margaret helped orchestrate one of the most notorious marriages of the sixteenth century: that of her son Lord Darnley to Mary, Queen of Scots. Margaret defiantly warred with two queens-Mary, and Elizabeth of England-and was instrumental in securing the Stuart ascension to the throne of England for her grandson, James VI. The life of Margaret Douglas spans five reigns and provides many missing links between the Tudor and Stuart dynasties. Drawing on decades of research and myriad original sources-including many of Margaret's surviving letters-Alison Weir brings this captivating character out of the shadows and presents a strong, capable woman who operated effectively and fearlessly at the very highest levels of power.

From New York Times bestselling author and acclaimed historian Alison Weir comes the first biography of Mary Douglas, the beautiful, cunning niece of Henry VIII of England who used her sharp intelligence and covert power to influence the succession after the death of Elizabeth I. 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. Lady Margaret Douglas, Countess of Lennox, was an important figure in Tudor England, yet today, while her contemporaries-Anne Boleyn, Mary, Queen of Scots, Elizabeth I-have achieved celebrity status, she is largely forgotten. Margaret's life was steeped in intrigue, drama, and tragedy-from her auspicious birth in 1530 to her parents' bitter divorce, from her ill-fated love affairs to her appointment as lady-in-waiting for four of Henry's six wives. In an age when women were expected to stay out of the political arena, alluring and tempestuous Margaret helped orchestrate one of the most notorious marriages of the sixteenth century: that of her son Lord Darnley to Mary, Queen of Scots. Margaret defiantly warred with two queens-Mary, and Elizabeth of England-and was instrumental in securing the Stuart ascension to the throne of England for her grandson, James VI. The life of Margaret Douglas spans five reigns and provides many missing links between the Tudor and Stuart dynasties. Drawing on decades of research and myriad original sources-including many of Margaret's surviving letters-Alison Weir brings this captivating character out of the shadows and presents a strong, capable woman who operated effectively and fearlessly at the very highest levels of power.
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From New York Times bestselling author and acclaimed historian Alison Weir comes the first biography of Mary Douglas, the beautiful, cunning niece of Henry VIII of England who used her sharp intelligence and covert power to influence the succession after the death of Elizabeth I. 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. Lady Margaret Douglas, Countess of Lennox, was an important figure in Tudor England, yet today, while her contemporaries-Anne Boleyn, Mary, Queen of Scots, Elizabeth I-have achieved celebrity status, she is largely forgotten. Margaret's life was steeped in intrigue, drama, and tragedy-from her auspicious birth in 1530 to her parents' bitter divorce, from her ill-fated love affairs to her appointment as lady-in-waiting for four of Henry's six wives. In an age when women were expected to stay out of the political arena, alluring and tempestuous Margaret helped orchestrate one of the most notorious marriages of the sixteenth century: that of her son Lord Darnley to Mary, Queen of Scots. Margaret defiantly warred with two queens-Mary, and Elizabeth of England-and was instrumental in securing the Stuart ascension to the throne of England for her grandson, James VI. The life of Margaret Douglas spans five reigns and provides many missing links between the Tudor and Stuart dynasties. Drawing on decades of research and myriad original sources-including many of Margaret's surviving letters-Alison Weir brings this captivating character out of the shadows and presents a strong, capable woman who operated effectively and fearlessly at the very highest levels of power.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Maggie Mash

Length:

19h 36m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

08:13


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

39:38


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

47:45


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

31:09


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

53:25


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

48:56


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

48:17


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

51:36


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

01:04:20


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

42:58


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

43:32


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

01:04:18


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

58:46


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

01:29:00


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

42:32


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

53:21


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

46:36


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

01:23:51


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

01:21:14


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

01:12:57


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

34:10


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

53:44


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

16:10


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

00:28