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The Lost Tudor Princess Audiobook

The Lost Tudor Princess

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Publisher's Summary

Margaret Douglas, Countess of Lennox. 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.

Beautiful and tempestuous, she created scandal not just once but twice by falling in love with unsuitable men. Fortunately the marriage arranged for her turned into a love match.

©2015 Alison Weir (P)2015 W F Howes Ltd

What the Critics Say

"Alison Weir is one of our best popular historians and one, moreover, with an impressive scholarly pedigree in Tudor history." (Independent)

"[Weir] has a good eye for period detail - and her re-creation of the late 15th century domestic and ceremonial world is terrific." (Sunday Time)

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    Jim London 17/10/2015
    Jim London 17/10/2015 Member Since 2011
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    "One of Weir's best"

    Margaret Douglas was a heavyweight political player in both Scotland and England throughout much of the Tudor period. She crops up as an incidental character in many histories of that time but Alison Weir demonstrates that she fully deserves a starring role because she was a central character in many dynastic dramas; she led a life full of incident and romance and better yet she left a mountain of highly personal poems and letters that give us a real insight into her thoughts and personality; the sort of detail that's very rare for powerful Tudor figures.

    Margaret was a great beauty with a better claim to the throne than Elizabeth the First who strived her whole life to overcome the obstacle of passionately held Catholic beliefs and Elizabeth's personal enmity to get her offspring onto the Scottish and English thrones. During that time she fell in love three times, was sent to the Tower of London three times, had Mary Queen of Scots as a daughter in Law, ran a network of spies and was a close friend of "Bloody" Mary Tudor. That's by no means the whole story but it gives some sense of the way she took life by the scruff of the neck.

    Alison Weir has translated a treasure trove of Margaret's papers into a satisfying and dramatic listen which offers a unique window into both Scottish and English history. Margaret emerges as a rounded, flawed human being but someone with real magnetism.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    nicola aspray 08/12/2016
    nicola aspray 08/12/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "Disappointing"

    So disappointing as other books I've read by Weir were very good. I didn't even finis this book as I felt it was just a list of names and financial transactions. I would guess and say that there is little historical evidence telling us what the life of Margaret Douglas was actually like as this book seems to offer many suggestions and theories.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 07/05/2016 Member Since 2012
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    "an easy history lesson"

    a brilliant summary of threat to Elizabeth the first. the British and European contenders in 1 book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    smck 22/04/2016
    smck 22/04/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "Complex historical period"

    The reader's voice became monotonous to listen to,
    The story itself a comprehensive account of the personalities and conflicts of the age
    Maybe not suitable for an audiobook

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Mrs.M.Clews United Kingdom 05/03/2016
    Mrs.M.Clews United Kingdom 05/03/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "Curates egg"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    No. I have been interested in Lady Margaret as she appears in many historical books . I feel this was an opportunity missed. The story is wonderful but was presented in a very disjointed manner. The narrator really put me off. She actually ruined it for me. The lowering of the voice when items appeared in parentheses was so distracting.


    What other book might you compare The Lost Tudor Princess to, and why?

    None


    Who might you have cast as narrator instead of Maggie Mash?

    Simon Vance, Anna Massey


    Could you see The Lost Tudor Princess being made into a movie or a TV series? Who would the stars be?

    I could but with very little reference to this book


    Any additional comments?

    Could have been wonderful but disappointing

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Ms. L. V. Hurley 13/01/2016 Member Since 2014
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    "Awful"

    I was really looking forward to this book. I was disappointed just after the first chapter. Very dull, very boring. I have given up after 5 chapters.
    The constant poems and letters made it very hard to follow.
    Shame it had such great potential.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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  • Robyn
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    25/10/15
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    "Wonderful Alison Weir"

    This is yet another success for Alison Weir. It is typical of her biographies in that it is well researched, well written, and full of the interesting detail which brings a protagonist to life. The life of Margaret Lennox, the lost Tudor princess, is at least as interesting as the life of any of the more famous Tudors - you would certainly have to go a long way to find anyone who experienced more intrigue, more of the twists and turns of fate, or more disappointments and grief. A lot of what Margaret Tudor wrote is quoted and this adds immediacy and poignancy to her story. Maggie Mash is her usual wonderful self as narrator – really pleasant to listen to, and great with voices, accents, and pronunciation of foreign words. Her readings from the Devonshire Manuscript are an absolute delight - perfect! If you like Alison Weir you’ll enjoy this book.

    9 of 13 people found this review helpful
  • phineas
    06/03/16
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    "Interesting book, horrible narration."

    The story of Margaret Douglas is an interesting one, and one I hadn't been aware of before picking up this book. Unfortunately, I was unable to finish it. The narrator has a pleasant enough reading voice, but for some reason she feels the need to turn every quotation- even a single quoted word- into a performance piece. The rhythm of the book is constantly interrupted while the reader pauses, and then launches in to her imitations of various (mostly male) characters. At times it's unintentionally funny, but mostly it's just plain awful.

    Narrators certainly have to differentiate the words of the various characters in the books they read for us- but this kind of over the top play-acting is extremely annoying! Please- just read us the book!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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