New PDF release: For a Queen's Love: The Stories of the Royal Wives of Philip

By Jean Plaidy

ISBN-10: 0307589587

ISBN-13: 9780307589583

Power-hungry monarch, cold-blooded assassin, obsessive monster—who may well love any such man?       
 
Set opposed to the glittering courts of sixteenth-century Europe, the Spain of the feared Inquisition, and the tortured England of Bloody Mary, For a Queen’s Love is the tale of Philip II of Spain—and of the ladies who enjoyed him as a husband and father.
 
Philip was once a dismal and guy, who, like many royals, were robbed of his formative years. His first marriage, a romantic union with childlike Maria Manoela, introduced him tragedy and a hard son, Don Carlos. Then marriage with the jealously possessive Mary Tudor, a political union that eventually did not deliver Philip an inheritor that may solidify the unified energy he so deeply wanted. and at last, marriage back to a tender bride Philip stole from his unbalanced son, sowing the seeds of brutal homicide. yet historical past is seldom what it kind of feels, and within the fingers of cherished writer Jean Plaidy, we listen one other part to the tale of Philip II—the strongest of kings who used to be straight away enthusiast, assassin, husband, father, and lover.

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Edgar Maass. Queens of Old Spain. Martin A. S. Hume. Cardinal Ximenes and the Making of Spain. Reginald Merton. Lives of the Queens of England. Agnes Strickland. King, Queen, Jack. Milton Waldman. The Pleasures of the Torture Chamber. John Swain. Two English Queens and Philip. Martin A. S. Hume. British History. John Wade. P. MARIA MANOELA ONE Crowds had gathered early in the Plaza Mayor of the city of Valladolid on that May day. Peasants had come in from the slopes and valleys of the Sierra de Guadarrama, and wandering gypsies from as far south as Toledo.

Spain. Henry Dwight Sedgwick. The Dream of Philip. Edgar Maass. Queens of Old Spain. Martin A. S. Hume. Cardinal Ximenes and the Making of Spain. Reginald Merton. Lives of the Queens of England. Agnes Strickland. King, Queen, Jack. Milton Waldman. The Pleasures of the Torture Chamber. John Swain. Two English Queens and Philip. Martin A. S. Hume. British History. John Wade. P. MARIA MANOELA ONE Crowds had gathered early in the Plaza Mayor of the city of Valladolid on that May day. Peasants had come in from the slopes and valleys of the Sierra de Guadarrama, and wandering gypsies from as far south as Toledo.

It relieves the pain. ” But the lips were tightly pressed together; the sweat ran down her face, but still she did not utter a cry. And the first that was heard in that apartment was the cry of the child. Leonor took the baby in her arms, exulting, while Isabella lay back exhausted, yet contented. She had done her duty. She had given a boy to Spain. The bells rang out. The people crowded into the streets. In the churches praises and thanks were chanted. All Spain was rejoicing in the birth of a male heir.

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