Daughters Of The Winter Queen: Four Remarkable Sisters, The Crown Of Bohemia, And The Enduring Legacy Of Mary, Queen Of Scots
  • Daughters Of The Winter Queen: Four Remarkable Sisters, The Crown Of Bohemia, And The Enduring Legacy Of Mary, Queen Of Scots
  • Daughters Of The Winter Queen: Four Remarkable Sisters, The Crown Of Bohemia, And The Enduring Legacy Of Mary, Queen Of Scots
ISBN: 0316387894
EAN13: 9780316387897
Language: English
Release Date: Jan 22, 2019
Pages: 496
Dimensions: 2" H x 8" L x 5" W
Weight: 1.113334 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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The thrilling family saga of five unforgettable women who remade Europe.

From the great courts, glittering palaces, and war-ravaged battlefields of the seventeenth century comes the story of four spirited sisters and their glamorous mother, Elizabeth Stuart, granddaughter of the martyred Mary, Queen of Scots.

Upon her father's ascension to the illustrious throne of England, Elizabeth Stuart was suddenly thrust from the poverty of unruly Scotland into the fairytale existence of a princess of great wealth and splendor. When she was married at sixteen to a German count far below her rank, it was with the understanding that her father would help her husband achieve the kingship of Bohemia. The terrible betrayal of this commitment would ruin the Winter Queen, as Elizabeth would forever be known, imperil the lives of those she loved and launch a war that would last for thirty years.

Forced into exile, the Winter Queen and her family found refuge in Holland, where the glorious art and culture of the Dutch Golden Age indelibly shaped her daughters' lives. Her eldest, Princess Elizabeth, became a scholar who earned the respect and friendship of the philosopher Ren Descartes. Louisa was a gifted painter whose engaging manner and appealing looks provoked heartache and scandal. Beautiful Henrietta Maria would be the only sister to marry into royalty, although at Read More chevron_right

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