The history books have cast Katherine of Aragon, the first queen of King Henry VIII of England, as the ultimate symbol of the Betrayed Woman, tossed aside in favor of her Husband’s seductive mistress, Anne Boleyn. Katherine’s sister, Juana of Castile, wife of Philip of Burgandy and mother of Holy Roman Emperor, Charles V, is portrayed as “Juana the Mad,” but in truth she was a strong brilliant woman compromised by her obsessive love for her husband,with her authority continually usurped, by her husband, her father, and finally by her son. The author reveals these queens as flesh-and-blood women-equipped with character, intelligence, and conviction-who are worthy historical figures in their own right. New York, N.Y. Ballantine Books, 2011 1st U.S. Edition, 454 Pgs. 6 x 9, HB. Published at $ 30.00.