Three Sisters, Three Queens
published August 2016
publisher Simon & Schuster, Touchstone
reflections: Most of us are familiar with Henry VIII's six wives and the rhyme that tells of their fates "Divorced, beheaded, died; Divorced, beheaded, survived." But how many of us know about his sisters?
Phillipa Gregory blends fact with fiction in novels that completely immerse the reader in the world of the Tudors. Three Sisters, Three Queens is no exception.
The focus is on King Henry VIII's sisters, who become queens of Scotland, England and France. Gregory's character development highlights the compex bonds between family -- where rivalry, jealousy, and love intertwine to form an unbreakable bond, even in the midst of political controversy and war.
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