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The Resource Daughters of the Winter Queen : four remarkable sisters, the crown of Bohemia, and the enduring legacy of Mary, Queen of Scots, Nancy Goldstone

Daughters of the Winter Queen : four remarkable sisters, the crown of Bohemia, and the enduring legacy of Mary, Queen of Scots, Nancy Goldstone

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Daughters of the Winter Queen : four remarkable sisters, the crown of Bohemia, and the enduring legacy of Mary, Queen of Scots
Title
Daughters of the Winter Queen
Title remainder
four remarkable sisters, the crown of Bohemia, and the enduring legacy of Mary, Queen of Scots
Statement of responsibility
Nancy Goldstone
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Documents how a betrayed Elizabeth Stuart, the daughter of James I, raised her four daughters in exile during the Dutch Golden Age, tracing how their stories shaped a three-decade war and fulfilled the promises of their great-grandmother, Mary Queen of Scots
  • "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 fairy-tale 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 René 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 great cost. But it was the youngest, Sophia, a heroine in the tradition of a Jane Austen novel, whose ready wit and good-natured common sense masked immense strength of character, who fulfilled the promise of her great-grandmother Mary and reshaped the British monarchy, a legacy that endures to this day. Brilliantly researched and captivatingly written, filled with danger, treachery and adventure but also love, courage, and humor, Daughters of the Winter Queen follows the lives of five remarkable women who, by refusing to surrender to adversity, changed the course of history."--Dust jacket
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
FMG
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Goldstone, Nancy Bazelon
Dewey number
  • 943.7/023092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
  • genealogical tables
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Elizabeth
  • Elizabeth
  • Elisabeth
  • Louise Hollandine
  • Sophia
  • Queens
  • Princesses
Label
Daughters of the Winter Queen : four remarkable sisters, the crown of Bohemia, and the enduring legacy of Mary, Queen of Scots, Nancy Goldstone
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 437-467) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Selected genealogy of the Stuart family -- Elizabeth Stuart, the Winter Queen, granddaughter of Mary, Queen of Scots -- The daughters of the Winter Queen: Princess Elizabeth, Louise Hollandine, Henrietta Maria, and Sophia -- The legacy of Mary, Queen of Scots
Control code
on1029552788
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 480 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780316387910
Lccn
2017942373
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), map, portraits, chart, genealogical table
System control number
  • BK0021392572
  • (OCoLC)1029552788
Label
Daughters of the Winter Queen : four remarkable sisters, the crown of Bohemia, and the enduring legacy of Mary, Queen of Scots, Nancy Goldstone
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 437-467) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Selected genealogy of the Stuart family -- Elizabeth Stuart, the Winter Queen, granddaughter of Mary, Queen of Scots -- The daughters of the Winter Queen: Princess Elizabeth, Louise Hollandine, Henrietta Maria, and Sophia -- The legacy of Mary, Queen of Scots
Control code
on1029552788
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 480 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780316387910
Lccn
2017942373
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), map, portraits, chart, genealogical table
System control number
  • BK0021392572
  • (OCoLC)1029552788

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