By Jean Plaidy
Power-hungry monarch, cold-blooded assassin, obsessive monster—who may well love this sort of man?
Set opposed to the glittering courts of sixteenth-century Europe, the Spain of the scary Inquisition, and the tortured England of Bloody Mary, For a Queen’s Love is the tale of Philip II of Spain—and of the ladies who enjoyed him as a husband and father.
Philip was once a gloomy and bothered guy, who, like many royals, were robbed of his adolescence. His first marriage, a romantic union with childlike Maria Manoela, introduced him tragedy and a hard son, Don Carlos. Then marriage with the jealously possessive Mary Tudor, a political union that eventually didn't deliver Philip an inheritor that might solidify the unified strength he so deeply wanted. and eventually, marriage back to a tender bride Philip stole from his unbalanced son, sowing the seeds of brutal homicide. yet heritage is seldom what it sort of feels, and within the palms of liked writer Jean Plaidy, we pay attention one other facet to the tale of Philip II—the strongest of kings who used to be immediately enthusiast, assassin, husband, father, and lover.
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