Margaret Pole's fortunes were a roller coaster of being in and out of royal favour, and unfortunately the final die roll ended with her executed for treason she didn't actually do.
Juana of Castile unexpectedly became a Queen, was gaslit and mistreated by men who wanted her throne, and wound up trapped in a castle for 46 years.
Isabella of Castile was a canny monarch with the tenacity and skill to create a colonial empire. In so doing, she ruthlessly brutalized her enemies, and left an indelible mark on world history.
Marie de Guise was the mother of Mary Queen of Scots. She was also Tall, Glamorous, had her own bespoke armour, and lived an AMAZING LIFE.
Before she was Bloody Mary, she was Queen Mary. And before that, she was Lady Mary. Before that she was Princess Mary, a young girl who had yet to learn just how terrible her father was.
Kathryn Parr lived through the lives and deaths of Henry VIII's previous five wives, which is likely how she learned to survive him.
Catherine Howard was elevated from obscurity, burned fire bright, and died for it.
Taking a closer look at the brief marriage and reign of a kind woman who is oven overshadowed by the drama of her predecessors.
It took seven years for Anne to become Queen. It only took four months for her to lose everything, including her head.
In which we learn how Anne Boleyn forced her way into history through sheer force of amazingness.