For a Queen's Love: The Stories of the Royal Wives of Philip II [NOOK Book]

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Power-hungry monarch, cold-blooded murderer, obsessive monster?who could love such a man?       
 
Set against the glittering courts of sixteenth-century Europe, the Spain of the dreaded Inquisition, and the tortured England of Bloody Mary, For a Queen?s Love is the story of Philip II of Spain?and of the women who loved him as a ...
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For a Queen's Love: The Stories of the Royal Wives of Philip II

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Overview

Power-hungry monarch, cold-blooded murderer, obsessive monster—who could love such a man?       
 
Set against the glittering courts of sixteenth-century Europe, the Spain of the dreaded Inquisition, and the tortured England of Bloody Mary, For a Queen’s Love is the story of Philip II of Spain—and of the women who loved him as a husband and father.
 
Philip was a dark and troubled man, who, like many royals, had been robbed of his childhood. His first marriage, a romantic union with childlike Maria Manoela, brought him tragedy and a troublesome son, Don Carlos. Then followed marriage with the jealously possessive Mary Tudor, a political union that ultimately failed to bring Philip an heir that would solidify the unified power he so deeply desired. And finally, marriage again to a young bride Philip stole from his unbalanced son, sowing the seeds of brutal murder. But history is seldom what it seems, and in the hands of beloved author Jean Plaidy, we hear another side to the story of Philip II—the most powerful of kings who was at once fanatic, murderer, husband, father, and lover.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780307589583
  • Publisher: Crown Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 3/2/2010
  • Series: A Novel of the Tudors , #10
  • Sold by: Random House
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 135,456
  • File size: 3 MB

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  • Posted April 8, 2010

    Disappointing

    After reading Phillippa Gregory's historical fiction, this was a real let-down. Much time was spent on Philip as a child and with his two first wives, but little time was spent on his third wife and no time at all was spent on his fourth wife. The name of the book is "the wives of Philip" and his last wife was completely omitted. And the one omitted was the one who finally gave him all the sons he needed and wanted. I wasn't impressed with this book.

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