Wives & Other Women: Philip II of Spain

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Wives & Other Women, by Linda Carlino. Philip II of Spain could be forgiven for feeling rather depressed when he first set eyes on his bride-to-be, his aunt Mary Tudor, Queen of England, shortly before their wedding in 1554. He was a handsome fellow who was used to having his pick of Europe's most attractive women. She, aged 38 and 11 years older than him, had plain features, tended to squint because of poor eyesight, and had several teeth missing. She was certainly not the beauty that Philip had been promised. But their marriage was to be one of political convenience rather than love, as Linda Carlino points out in this historical novel, which completes her Spanish Hapsburg trilogy. Philip hoped the link with England would give him support during his struggles in Europe. Equally important was an urgent need for an heir. The bridegroom paid only a brief visit to his new wife's bed on their wedding night, and then went off to check on a pretty young thing he had spotted earlier. Poor Mary, daughter of Henry VIII, led a lonely life with a lot of ill health while her husband, who became King Philip II, went off to do battle or dally with other women. She failed to produce a baby and died after four years of marriage, to be succeeded on the throne by her half sister, Elizabeth I. She has stuck firmly to historical facts in this book about the life and loves of Philip II, though she has used her imagination to splice them together in a colourful manner. Linda is now embarking on research for her next book, on the life of an illegitimate baby girl who was placed in a convent by Philip but went on to have a very adventurous life rather than the obscurity intended for her. --J. McTaggart

From the stunningly brilliant and fascinating early chapters about Philip s time in England with Mary Tudor to the closing suspense and terrify account of Philip s harrowing relationship with his lunatic son Prince Don Carlos I was completely swept along: I was barely conscious that I was reading and that time was flying by. Nearing the end I was regretting having to say farewell to the intriguing cast of characters, some of whom had become good friends. This is a wonderful read, just what historical fiction should be: beautifully written, historically accurate and, most important, an engrossing and thrilling read. Bravo! So I have now read the whole trilogy (THAT OTHER JUANA, A MATTER OF PRIDE, WIVES & OTHER WOMEN) a must read for all lovers of historical fiction. --Alain Tomas

This is an excellent book: I started it last night and finished it this morning. I just could not put it down. I was taken into an area of history I knew little about. And what a story! The history I did at school was all about H VIII and QE I with barely a mention of Mary Tudor. The nine chapters about Philip's time in England with Mary quite overwhelmed me. Without a doubt the best historical fiction I have ever read. I came away with an understanding of Mary's horrible predicament and a great sympathy for her. And the chapter about her phantom pregnancy was so emotional and heartrending I shall never forget it. But every part of the story was fascinating and made for a superb read: the unfortunate Prince Don Carlos; his third wife Isabel de Valois; his mistresses; the court intrigue - all of it fascinating and wonderfully told. May you long continue with your research and writing for the likes of myself and many others who would enjoy reading more about other areas of history written so brilliantly an interestingly. --J. Fairlamb

From the stunningly brilliant and fascinating early chapters about Philip s time in England with Mary Tudor to the closing suspense and terrify account of Philip s harrowing relationship with his lunatic son Prince Don Carlos I was completely swept along: I was barely conscious that I was reading and that time was flying by. Nearing the end I was regretting having to say farewell to the intriguing cast of characters, some of whom had become good friends. This is a wonderful read, just what historical fiction should be: beautifully written, historically accurate and, most important, an engrossing and thrilling read. Bravo! So I have now read the whole trilogy (THAT OTHER JUANA, A MATTER OF PRIDE, WIVES & OTHER WOMEN) a must read for all lovers of historical fiction. --Alain Tomas

This is an excellent book: I started it last night and finished it this morning. I just could not put it down. I was taken into an area of history I knew little about. And what a story! The history I did at school was all about H VIII and QE I with barely a mention of Mary Tudor. The nine chapters about Philip's time in England with Mary quite overwhelmed me. Without a doubt the best historical fiction I have ever read. I came away with an understanding of Mary's horrible predicament and a great sympathy for her. And the chapter about her phantom pregnancy was so emotional and heartrending I shall never forget it. But every part of the story was fascinating and made for a superb read: the unfortunate Prince Don Carlos; his third wife Isabel de Valois; his mistresses; the court intrigue - all of it fascinating and wonderfully told. May you long continue with your research and writing for the likes of myself and many others who would enjoy reading more about other areas of history written so brilliantly an interestingly. --J. Fairlamb

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At a time when men, especially kings, were expected to produce male heirs Philip embarked on several dynastic marriages but was always disappointed and frustrated. Wives & Other Women focuses on these loveless marriages — and his compulsive pursuit of other women. With a background of family turmoil and a court plagued by intrigue and treachery, the result is

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