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A Spanish Tudor

(1940)
(Mary Tudor)
A non fiction book by

 
 
A highly-readable popular biography of 'Bloody Mary' - winner of the James Tait Black prize.

Mary I is notorious for her persecution of Protestants and has been vilified by generations of partisan historians. H.F.M. Prescott brings a more humane and measured perspective to the life of this tormented woman. First published in 1940 under the title SPANISH TUDOR, Prescott's biography won the James Tait Black prize the following year. An extensively revised and updated edition was published in 1953 under the title MARY TUDOR.

Prescott sums up her subject's life as follows: 'Perhaps no other reign in English history has seen such a great endeavour made, and so utterly defeated. All that Mary did was undone, all she intended utterly unfulfilled...mistaken often, almost always misguided in her public office, with much blindness, some rancour, some jealousy, some stupid cruelty to answer for, she had yet trodden, lifelong and manfully, the way that other sinners know.'



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Hardback Editions

June 2008 : USA Hardback
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Title: A Spanish Tudor: The Life Of Bloody Mary
Author(s): H F M Prescott
ISBN: 1-4367-0090-6 / 978-1-4367-0090-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Kessinger Publishing, LLC
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1952 : UK Hardback
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Title: Mary Tudor
Author(s): H F M Prescott
ISBN: 0-413-21830-9 / 978-0-413-21830-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Eyre and Spottiswoode
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Paperback Editions

March 2007 : USA Paperback
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Title: A Spanish Tudor: The Life Of Bloody Mary
Author(s): H F M Prescott
ISBN: 1-4325-7608-9 / 978-1-4325-7608-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Kessinger Publishing, LLC
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June 2003 : UK Paperback
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Title: Mary Tudor (Women in History)
Author(s): H F M Prescott
ISBN: 1-84212-625-3 / 978-1-84212-625-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: W&N
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Kindle Editions

September 2012 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Mary Tudor
Author(s): H F M Prescott
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
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September 2012 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Mary Tudor (Women in History)
Author(s): H F M Prescott
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU