Book giveaway: The Lost Tudor Princess, by Alison Weir

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Royal blood ran in her veins. Some thought Margaret Douglas, Countess of Lennox, should be queen of England. 

She ranked highly at the court of her uncle, Henry VIII, and was lady of honour to five of his wives. Beautiful and tempestuous, she created scandal - twice - by falling in love with unsuitable men. 

Throughout her life her dynastic ties to two crowns proved hazardous. A born political intriguer, she was imprisoned in the Tower of London three times, once under sentence of death. Her husband and son were brutally murdered, she warred with two queens, and she proved instrumental in securing the Stuart succession to the throne of England for her grandson, who became James I of England.

In this readable biography, Alison Weir brings Margaret Douglas's captivating character out of the shadows for the first time.

Praise for the author:

With a fine eye for period detail, Weir chronicles the romances, scandals and intrigues that saw five Tudor reigns. - JC, The Lady

A fine writer with a wonderful gift for description - Literary Review

A refreshing perspective on an otherwise unfamiliar period of British history - The Times

Weir brings this astonishing and wild woman to glorious life. - Metro

I thought I knew the Tudors, but Weir manages, delightfully, to spring a string of surprises. - BBC History Magazine

Casts a fascinating light on one of the key characters of the Tudor age. - BBC History Magazine

The reliably readable Alison Weir shines a spotlight upon the life of Margaret Douglas… [and] captures a lifetime spanning five Tudor reigns. - Daily Express

About the author:

Alison Weir lives and works in Surrey. Her non-fiction books include The Six Wives of Henry VIII, Children of England, Eleanor of Aquitaine, Henry VIII: King and Court, Mary, Queen of Scots, Katherine Swynford and Elizabeth of York. Her novels include Innocent Traitor, The Lady Elizabeth and A Dangerous Inheritance.

Book giveaway:

We're giving away free copies of The Lost Tudor Princess to 50 lucky winners. Apply for your free copy and come and discuss the book with fellow readers on the discussion thread.

This giveaway closes Monday 7 March, so apply now!


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