The new historical non-fiction from Sarah-Beth Watkins

07/05/19 | By Sarah-Beth Watkins
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Mary, Elizabeth and Henrietta Anne, the daughters of King Charles I and his queen, Henrietta Maria, would be brought up against the background of the English Civil War. Mary would marry William, Prince of Orange, and be sent to live in the Netherlands. Elizabeth would remain in England under Parliamentary control. Henrietta Anne would escape to France and be the darling of the French Court. Yet none of the Stuart princesses would live to reach thirty.

The Tragic Daughters of Charles I is their story.

After reading the authors previous book on Anne of Cleves (Which I loved, and highly recommend), I was very pleased to receive a digital advance reader copy of this book on the three daughters of Charles I, Mary, Elizabeth, and Henrietta Anne. I love Sarah-Beth' s writing, she completely draws you in and you find yourself becoming lost in the pages of her work. The story is told in such an informative and engaging way, that you can't help but feel for the girls and the hard times they endured. I found this hard to put down, a fascinating story of a time that I'm now compelled to find out more about. LJ, Netgalley

I love history so much that this book was just a page turner! I love the hustle and bustle over court life. The behind the scenes of it all. Secret notes and blood lines and rank. I had no idea these siblings had to go through so much and I was very sad at the end. This is a must read for any history lover. KUDOS Cynthia Guerra, Netgalley


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