Books from the Backlog, hosted by Carole's Random Life in Books, is a fun way to feature some of those neglected books sitting on your shelf unread.
I am featuring books in the order that they were added to my Goodreads To-Read shelf, so sometimes there will be a couple weeks in a row of books on the same topic.
Neglected Book of the Week
Why did I add Mary Tudor: The Tragical History of the First Queen of England to my TBR?
Because I have great empathy for Mary I. Given the trauma she endured, I am not surprised that she ruled as she did. She has this moniker labeling her a mass murderer in the name of religion, when her father and sister were both guilty of the same crimes - and Henry for sure had more people executed. It doesn't make ANY of their crimes right, but people would do well to at least look at the history fairly and objectively. History is written by the victors after all, so in that regard as well, Mary never stood a chance.
Have you read this book, or is it somewhere on your TBR? If you've read it, would you recommend it to others?