The Royal Women

April 2017 Book News

Arbella Stuart: England’s Almost Queen Hardcover – 15 April 2017 (UK) & 2 February 2017 (US) In 1562, Elizabeth I, the last of Henry VIII’s children, lay dying of smallpox, and the curse of the Tudor succession again reared its head. The queen was to recover, but the issue remained: if the queen did not produce [read more]

Luisa de Guzmán

Queens Regent – Luisa de Guzmán

A regent is “a person appointed to administer a state because the monarch is a minor, is absent or is incapacitated.” Luisa de Guzmán was born on 31 October 1613 as the daughter of Juan Manuel Pérez de Guzmán, 8th Duke of Medina Sidonia and Juana Lorenza Gomez de Sandoval y la Cerda. On 12 January [read more]