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Book Title: Catherine, the Queen|
The author of the book: Mary M. Luke
Edition: Coward-McCann Inc.
Date of issue: 1967
Format files: PDF
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ISBN 13: 9780698100466
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In Catherine, the Queen, Mary M. Luke bring to vivid, dimensional life the deeply moving drama of Catherine, the woman--the Spanish princess who lived to wed two English princes, to hear her marriage to Henry VIII proclaimed an offense to God, and who survived pregnancy after pregnancy without producing the son that would have secured her place in Henry's heart and at his court.
This vibrant, richly detailed biography chronicles the life of woman of enormous stature, majesty, and moral integrity, who won and held the allegiance of the English people--even when she could not hold their King.
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Read information about the authorMary Luke was a biographer who wrote about Tudor and Elizabethan figures. Born in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, Mrs. Luke, whose original name was Mary Munger, graduated from Berkshire Business School and worked in advertising in New York, and later for a documentary film company and RKO Studios in Hollywood.
Mrs. Luke wrote "Catherine, the Queen" (1967), a portrait of Henry VIII's hapless first wife, Catherine of Aragon. "A Crown for Elizabeth" (1970) limned the turbulent years between 1527, when Henry maneuvered for a divorce from Catherine for lack of a male heir, and 1558, when Elizabeth I ascended to the throne.
In a review of "A Crown for Elizabeth" for The New York Times, Lady Antonia Fraser wrote, "To the sympathetic retelling of history, Mrs. Luke has made a notable contribution and one that will give much pleasure to its readers."
"The Nine Days Queen: A Portrait of Lady Jane Grey" (1986) told the story of Jane Grey's brief hold on the scepter in July 1553 and her subsequent martyrdom. Mrs. Luke also wrote a novel, "The Nonsuch Lure" (1976), and "The Ivy Crown: A Biographical Novel of Queen Katherine Paar" (1984).
She died in 1993 at 74 and lived in Ridgefield, Connecticut.
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