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May 24, 2023 – Margaret of Austria tops Google’s list of 16th century Europe’s most undersung female players. Find out why in Margaret of Austria, closing in on Prince Harry and Alexander the Great on Amazon’s Best Sellers in Biographies of Royalty list.
“A must-read for anyone interested in the history of early modern Europe, women’s history, or political biography.” —Lee Leho
“In Margaret of Austria, Rozsa Gaston offers an engaging account of the life and achievements of one of the foremost prominent figures of her time. The book is a well-researched and meticulously crafted narrative, blending historical facts and fiction in a way that renders the story both informative and entertaining. Gaston’s ability to balance intricate details of diplomatic events and relationships with the broader historical context makes the book a valuable resource for scholars of early modern Europe. The book offers a nuanced portrayal of a powerful woman in a period when female leadership was often overlooked, and I think it will be embraced by readers interested in the history of women in power.”–Asher Syed for Readers’ Favorite
“This captivating novel brings to life the story of Margaret of Austria, an extraordinary woman who wielded great political power as Governor of the Netherlands during the early 16th century. The author masterfully weaves historical detail with engaging storytelling to depict Margaret’s strength, intelligence, and resilience in navigating the complexities of European politics. Readers will enjoy the rich tapestry of Margaret’s experiences, from her personal struggles to her triumphs in diplomacy. A perfect gift for history enthusiasts or those interested in inspiring women, this book is sure to leave a lasting impression.”—Gene McKenzie