Three Sisters, Three Queens by Philippa GregoryThree Sisters, Three Queens by Philippa Gregory

Three Sisters, Three Queens

byPhilippa Gregory

Paperback | February 21, 2017

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From #1 New York Times bestselling author Philippa Gregory, the little-known story of three Tudor women who are united in sisterhood and yet compelled to be rivals when they fulfill their destinies as queens.

As sisters they share an everlasting bond; as queens they can break each other’s hearts…

When Katherine of Aragon is brought to the Tudor court as a young bride, the oldest princess, Margaret, takes her measure. With one look, each knows the other for a rival, an ally, a pawn, destined—with Margaret’s younger sister Mary—to a unique sisterhood. The three sisters will become the queens of England, Scotland, and France.

United by family loyalties and affections, the three queens find themselves set against each other. Katherine commands an army against Margaret and kills her husband James IV of Scotland. But Margaret’s boy becomes heir to the Tudor throne when Katherine loses her son.

Mary steals the widowed Margaret’s proposed husband, but when Mary is widowed it is her secret marriage for love that is the envy of the others. As they experience betrayals, dangers, loss, and passion, the three sisters find that the only constant in their perilous lives is their special bond, more powerful than any man, even a king.
Philippa Gregory was born in Nairobi, Kenya on January 9, 1954. She received a B.A. in history at Sussex University in 1982 and a Ph.D. in 18th-century literature from the University of Edinburgh in 1984. She has taught at numerous universities and was made a fellow of Kingston University in 1994. Her historical novels include: Wideacr...
Title:Three Sisters, Three QueensFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:592 pages, 8 × 5.25 × 1.3 inShipping dimensions:8 × 5.25 × 1.3 inPublished:February 21, 2017Publisher:Washington Square PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1476758743

ISBN - 13:9781476758749


Rated 4 out of 5 by from Hard to love the character I love Phillipa Gregory but Mary was a hard character to understand. She had so many chances to be an amazing queen, but always chose the selfish decision. No fault of the writer, just history
Date published: 2018-06-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Enjoyable Historical Fiction An easy, enjoyable read. It is interesting to see life through the eyes of Philippa Gergory's the historical figures.
Date published: 2017-11-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Book Enjoyed the point of view.
Date published: 2017-09-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from queen great novel, really enjoyed it
Date published: 2017-02-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Phillippa is a wonderful writer.
Date published: 2017-02-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Three Amazing Queens I discovered Phillippa Gregory when I read her first novel, Wideacre. I've been hooked ever since. In Three Sisters, Three Queens, Phillippa is a biographical novel about Margaret Tudor who was the sister of King Henry VIII and who became Queen of Scotland when she married James IV. She is the main focus of the story, but the story is intricately linked to Katherine of Aragon, her brother's wife, and Mary, the Dowager Queen of France, her younger sister. Hence the name Three Sisters, Three Queens. What I found most intriguing, is that Katherine of Aragon is not painted as the highly virtuous woman that other novelists describe her as. Rather, Phillippa shows how she was shrewd, unrelenting, and often chastising. Mary is depicted as a definite follower, weakest of the three, who allowed herself to be guided by Katherine. Even Margaret is not without fault - she often compared herself to Katherine and Mary and focused on outperforming them rather than caring for her own affairs. Historical fiction is fascinating because it allows the author to provide readers with a different perspective, and this book definitely does that. I thoroughly enjoyed the author's point of view while painting a colorful mosaic of medieval life in the Tudor court. A fascinating and most enjoyable read! Highly recommended. I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Thank you for visiting my blog,, where the greatest historical fiction is reviewed! For fascinating women of history bios and women's fiction please visit
Date published: 2016-09-26

Editorial Reviews

"A fictional tale as steeped in history as it is in intrigue and family dysfunction....Gregory excels in plucking real-life women out of their secondary places in the historical chorus and placing them stage center in starring roles."