Sister Queens

Sister Queens

The Noble, Tragic Lives of Katherine of Aragon and Juana, Queen of Castile

Book - 2012
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Presents a dual portrait of Henry VIII's first queen and her sister, the wife of Philip of Burgundy, evaluating their roles as dynastic pawns while considering how their legendary lives reflect the turbulent age in which they lived.
Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, 2012
Edition: 1st U.S. ed
ISBN: 9780345516046
0345516044
Branch Call Number: 942.052 FOX
Characteristics: xv, 454 p. : ill. (some col.), map ; 25 cm

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eloisatown
Jan 04, 2018

Couldn't put it down! Well-written and fascinating perspectives of what motivated these two incredible women.

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BlueHippo
Oct 13, 2015

A very well-written book that focuses on both Katherine of Aragon and her sister Juana. Extremely well-researched and very interesting.

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sarahbear8301
Jun 09, 2015

So well-written and finally giving Juana a proper look. It is easy to see why she behaved the way she did - not one single person in her life actually care about her well-being. They were all looking out for themselves and their own ambitions. Her father, her husband, her son, all of them.

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eloisatown
Sep 27, 2012

Another phenomenal historical fiction about Queen Juana and her equally enigmatic sister, Queen Katherine of Aragon. Wonderfully written to reveal the diverging and interconnected lives of two remarkable women!

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KateNicola
Jul 24, 2012

I am really enjoying how Juana and Katherine are being focused upon, rather than their male counterparts. It is a rare treat.

mollycleveland Jun 14, 2012

This book is superbly researched and full of interesting details of a dangerous time (gladly) gone by. It focuses on two of the daughters of Queen Isabella & King Ferdinand- Katherine (1st wife of King Henry the VII), and Juana (who was declared mad and her throne taken by all the men she trusted). It's heartbreaking as many of the people died young and very suddenly. It's intriguing because it's full of details about what they wore, what exactly they said and the true motivations behind their actions. And it's fascinating to see the how much information survives nearly 500 years later and just how different things were back then.

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