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Whitaker, Katie 1967-

Overview
Works: 7 works in 27 publications in 1 language and 1,310 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Case studies 
Classifications: DA396.A22, B
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Most widely held works by Katie Whitaker
A royal passion : the turbulent marriage of King Charles I of England and Henrietta Maria of France by Katie Whitaker ( Book )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 517 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A dangerous experiment from the start, the marriage of Charles I of England, a Protestant, and the fifteen-year-old French princess, a Catholic, was arranged for political purposes, and it seemed a mismatch of personalities. But against the odds, the reserved king and his naïvely vivacious bride fell passionately in love, and for ten years England enjoyed peace and prosperity. But when Charles became involved in war with Puritan Scotland, popular hatred of Henrietta's Catholicism roused Parliament to fury. As the opposition party embraced new values of liberty and republicanism--the blueprint for the American War of Independence and the French Revolution--Charles's fears for his wife's safety drove him into a civil war that would cost him his crown and his head. Rejecting centuries of hostile historical tradition, biographer Katie Whitaker uses a host of original sources to create an intimate portrait of a remarkable marriage.--From publisher description
Mad Madge : the extraordinary life of Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle, the first woman to live by her pen by Katie Whitaker ( Book )
8 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"For a seventeenth-century Englishwoman, Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle, did the unthinkable - she dared to publish and to live proudly as an writer. And despite the scandal her writing life caused, she eventually published twenty-three volumes, ranging from Poems and Fancies, the first book of English poetry published by a woman under her own name, to The Blazing World, the first work of science fiction by a woman. But she ended up labeled "Mad Madge of Newcastle" by later generations who too easily accepted the disparaging opinions of her shocked critics, who had portrayed her as nothing more than a bizarre eccentric. Now in Mad Madge, Katie Whitaker rescues Margaret from this caricature, and gives us a complete picture as she really was - an imaginative, ambitious and pioneering woman."--Jacket
A royal passion : the turbulent marriage of Charles I and Henrietta Maria by Katie Whitaker ( Book )
4 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A dangerous experiment from the start, the marriage of Charles I of England, a Protestant, and the fifteen-year-old French princess, a Catholic, was arranged for political purposes, and it seemed a mismatch of personalities. But against the odds, the reserved king and his naïvely vivacious bride fell passionately in love, and for ten years England enjoyed peace and prosperity. But when Charles became involved in war with Puritan Scotland, popular hatred of Henrietta's Catholicism roused Parliament to fury. As the opposition party embraced new values of liberty and republicanism--the blueprint for the American War of Independence and the French Revolution--Charles's fears for his wife's safety drove him into a civil war that would cost him his crown and his head. Rejecting centuries of hostile historical tradition, biographer Katie Whitaker uses a host of original sources to create an intimate portrait of a remarkable marriage.--From publisher description
Mad Madge : Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle, royalist, writer and romantic by Katie Whitaker ( Book )
10 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
One of the first Englishwomen to make a living through her writing, Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle, known as Mad Madge, was a dazzling figure - brave, eccentric, loving, clever and energetic. Her colourful story is told here against the background of the Civil War and the Restoration
Mad Madge : the flamboyant Civil War Duchess of Newcastle by Katie Whitaker ( Book )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The turbulent marriage of Charles I and Henrietta Maria by Katie Whitaker ( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
The passionate marriage of King Charles I and Henrietta Maria, one of the great overlooked love stories of history
Mad Madge : Margareth Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle, Royalist, Writer and Romantic by Katie Whitaker ( Book )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Whitaker, Katharine, 1967-
Languages
English (27)
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