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The Thistle and the Rose Summary
Eleanor Hibbert and Jean Plaidy

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The Thistle and the Rose Summary

Plot Summary

Margaret Tudor is twelve when her betrothal to the King of Scotland, James IV, comes to fruition. She tells her brother, Henry VIII who is the future king of England, that she is excited about her upcoming position on the throne of Scotland but secretly admits that she is frightened about the move. Margaret's mother dies giving birth and Margaret will later remember that her mother died doing what women of her class are expected to do - produce an heir. Margaret arrives in Scotland to find that her husband is sensuous and apparently devoted to her. Then she finds out that he'd had a mistress named Margaret Drummond and another named Janet Kennedy, and that he has fathered children by both women. Upon this discovery, Margaret is angry but James is unrepentant.

As time passes, Margaret gives birth to several children who die before having two that...

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