Collective Biographies of WomenAn Annotated Bibliography
Thornton-Cook, Elsie Prentys. Royal Marys, Princess Mary and Her Predecessors. London: Murray, 1929. New York: Dutton, 1930.
Each chapter begins by tracing the lineage of the woman featured. Illustrated throughout with portraits of the women.
TOC: I. Kings' Daughters: Mary of the Line of Atholl and Mary of Boulogne; II.Three Edwardian Marys; A Portia of the Thirteenth Century: Mary daughter of Edward I and Eleanora of Castile; Nursery Espousals: Mary Duchess of Brittany, daughter of Edward III and Philippa of Hainault; Elizabeth's Understudy: Mary daughter of Edward IV and Elizabeth Woodville; III. "Marye the Frenche Quene": Daughter of Henry VII and Elizabeth of York; IV. Princess of the Realm: (Mary I) Daughter of Henry VIII and Katharine of Aragon; V. "In Her Life She Was lovely and Pleasant": Mary daughter of James I (VI of Scotland) and Anne of Denmark; VI. "Discreet and Debonair": Mary daughter of Charles I and Henrietta Maria. Princess of Orange; VII. "A Ladie of Great Beautie and Eminent Virtue": Mary daughter of James II (Duke of York) and Anne Hyde. Mary II; VIII. "The Mildest and Meekest of Her Sex": Mary daughter of George II and Caroline of Anspach. Landgravine of Hesse-Cassel; IX. The "Sweet" Princess: Mary daughter of George III and Charlotte of Mecklenburgh-Strelitz. Duchess of Gloucester; X. "Our" Princess, "La Belle Rose Anglaise": Mary daughter of George V and Queen Mary.
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