Reluctant Queen - The story of Henry VIII's Defiant Little Sister, Mary Rose Tudor
By Geraldine Evans
Published: June 17, 2011.
Mary Rose Tudor, the youngest and favourite sister of infamous English king, Henry VIII, is nonetheless pushed into a State marriage with the old and sickly King Louis XII of France. At the French court, she is relentlessly pursued by Louis’ heir, the debauched Francis. In spite of her reluctant marriage and her would-be seducer, all Mary really wants is marriage to Charles Brandon, her true love.