Anthony told Inside History a little more about his debut historical book.
“The Tudor Dynasty of England, spanning from the late fifteenth century into the early seventeenth century, was filled with colourful monarchs that impacted the country politically, economically, and socially. One of those monarchs was Mary Tudor, the daughter of King Henry VIII and his first wife, Catherine of Aragon. Mary ruled over England from July 1553 to her death in November 1558. Despite its initial promise and success, Mary Tudor’s reign was unsuccessful due to the increased influence of foreign power. Mary’s early life and struggle to the throne reflected her determination to rule, her strong religious conviction to Catholicism, and her reliance on Spain.”
Ruggiero’s new book is an excellent introduction to those wishing to explore the life of Mary Tudor further. The daughter of Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon’s turbulent reign is a long and often complicated story but Anthony has managed to create a concise narrative ideal for those discovering the fourth Tudor Monarch.
Mary Tudor: A Story of Triumph, Sorrow and Fire is available on Amazon now on both Paperback and Kindle.