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Sister queens : the noble, tragic lives of Katherine of Aragon and Juana, Queen of Castile

Author: Julia Fox
Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Historian Fox offers this first dual biography of the daughters of Spain's Ferdinand and Isabella whose entwined royal relationships helped define the 15th- and 16th-century European political landscape.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Catharine, of Aragon Queen consort of Henry VIII King of England; Juana, la Loca Queen of Castile; Catharine, of Aragon Queen consort of Henry VIII King of England; Juana, la Loca Queen of Castile
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Julia Fox
ISBN: 9780345516046 0345516044 9780345532312 0345532317
OCLC Number: 724650247
Notes: Originally published in Great Britain by Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2011.
Description: xv, 454 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. (chiefly col.), maps (some col.) ; 25 cm.
Contents: Isabella's daughters. A triumph of faith ; Royal sibling ; Of weddings and funerals ; "Our illustrious children" ; Face to face --
Wives. Wedding pageantry ; The estate of matrimony ; Marital harmony ; Death of a prince ; To be a wife ; "The greatest affliction" ; "A happiness rare" --
Widows. A sea of troubles ; The art of politics ; A knife's edge ; The triumph of hope --
Sister queens. To be a queen ; Motherhood ; A taste of power ; Happy families ; The twisting path --
The sky darkens. The man of the moment ; Fool's gold ; Family first and last ; The landscape changes --
Adversity. "A blind, detestable and wretched passion" ; Crusader queen ; Taking a stand ; Dangerous times ; "Mine eyes desire you" ; The final release ; The sisters' legacy.
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Historian Fox offers this first dual biography of the daughters of Spain's Ferdinand and Isabella whose entwined royal relationships helped define the 15th- and 16th-century European political landscape.

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