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  1. says:

    Superior historical fiction and another talented new author I'm pleased to have discoveredKing Henry VI has suffered a mental collapse leaving his French ueen Margaret of Anjou to rule in his stead The young impetuous and not very wise Margaret is served by self seeking untalented men who lead the country from one disaste

  2. says:

    There was some self dispute in this rating It's 35 star rounded up Primarily rounded up because this is a fiction book that in large parts reads as non fiction and has large uantity of insert It's difficult and complex in the telling and includes pages of uotes and research of italicized sections before and after the fictional continuances of conversation or event description Yet there are sections narrated completely within th

  3. says:

    This is a furious gallop through the earlier years of the Wars of the Roses Henry VI is a weak leader nothing l

  4. says:

    I LOVE novels about the Wars of the Roses So I was delighted when the publisher Penguin sent me a copy of this book in retu

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    The Wars of the Roses the dynastic and political struggle for the throne of England in the 15th century between the rival houses of York and Lancaster has been retold re imagined and re shown a thousand and one times and beyond The success of the infamous Game of Thrones series and the books A Song of Ice and Fir

  6. says:

    I felt this text was very interesting and loved the way the author cleverly wove primary sources pertaining to the War Of The Roses into the story in skillful and inventive ways It was without doubt well written and fascinatingHowever I know the bulk of the text is essentially historical fiction and the author isn't claim

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    I really wanted to love this Eually want chance to explain my rating Parts were great Loved how Margaret of Anjou was presented in a sympathetic way Loved the chronicles reminded me of Karen Maitland However didn’t like some sections By far for me the most controversial part is Margaret Beaufort’s long chapter in Wales I am very interested in Margaret and the Beauforts and have read many non fiction books

  8. says:

    375pts rounded up to 4 starsFirst of all Thank you to Penguin Ireland for an advanced free copy in return for a review appreciatedA lot of detailed succinct reviews have been written already which i would fully endorse as i

  9. says:

    At first I wasn't uite sure what to make of this novel Why would a writer choose to uote extensively from the p

  10. says:

    Didn't really enjoy this I dislike books that change character perspective as often as this one did Made it impossible for me to form any sort of rapport with the characters

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Succession tells the extraordinary tale of Margaret Beaufort mother of Henry VII and how she became one of the most formidable women of her age 1444 Henry VI is married by proxy to Margaret of Anjou an unpopular choice that causes national uproar At the same time th. There was some self dispute in this rating It s 35 star rounded up Primarily rounded up because this is a fiction book that in large parts reads as non fiction and has large uantity of insert It s difficult and complex in the telling and includes pages of uotes and research of italicized sections before and after the fictional continuances of conversation or event description Yet there are sections narrated completely within the eyes and voices of the two Margarets Margaret of Anjou and Margaret Beaufort our two characters of biography and linkage to the changing English dynasty and influences of their lifetimes The War of the Roses and eventual kingship of Edward IV ends the book This is not the end of either Margaret s lifeThere is a complex and difficult LancasterYork chart in the first pages of the book graphing the lines of succession from Edward III s death in 1377 It s beyond the farthest reaches of possibility that Margaret Beaufort s only child who she delivered at 13 years of age would begin a Tudor dynasty IMHO There were branches less removed from kingship and numerous in both strength in wealth and in numbers And bloodline was everything But Henry VI s mental illness like the former Charles insanity in France decimated the English government during this entire middle 50 year period of the 15th century Unhappiness with power uses of dictatorial religion and of a whimsical government which did not work seeped down throughout the entire society and within nearly every aspect of class and occupation instilled groups for desired dissolution This in the noble classes too no less a desire for change repeatedly arose from such decades of incompetence and ineptitude Margaret of Anjou s story is such to raise the hair on your hairs But little Margaret Beaufort s Hers is in some ways abomination and in others a tribute to the strength of her mind and emotional core For me she is the ultimate survivor So often married so often pawned so often sacrificed So little choice So often left in damp towers or hidden stone cellars at Pembroke Yet a triumphant Grandmother at her end Two marriages by 12 years of age four by 28She lived to see her only son buried but not before he was a King But then she was only 13 years older than he Her life and fortitude are uite worth the read Small person with a steel spine Geschichten aus Latexia voices of the two Margarets Margaret of Anjou and Margaret Beaufort our two characters of biography and linkage to the changing English dynasty and influences of their lifetimes The War of the Roses and eventual kingship of Edward IV ends the book This is not the end of either Margaret s lifeThere is a complex and difficult LancasterYork chart in the first pages of the book graphing the lines of succession from Edward III s death in 1377 It s beyond the farthest reaches of possibility that Margaret Beaufort s only child who she delivered at 13 years of age would begin a Tudor dynasty IMHO There were branches less removed from kingship and numerous in both strength in wealth and in numbers And bloodline was everything But Henry VI s mental illness like the former Charles insanity in France decimated the English government during this entire middle 50 year period of the 15th century Unhappiness with power uses of dictatorial religion and of a whimsical government which did not work seeped down throughout the entire society and within nearly every aspect of class and occupation instilled groups for desired dissolution This in the noble classes too no less a desire for change repeatedly arose from such decades of incompetence and ineptitude Margaret of Anjou s story is such to raise the hair on your hairs But little Margaret Beaufort s Hers is in some ways abomination and in others a tribute to the strength of her mind and emotional core For me she is the ultimate survivor So often married so often pawned so often sacrificed So little choice So often left in damp towers or hidden stone cellars at Pembroke Yet a triumphant Grandmother at her end Two marriages by 12 years of age four by 28She lived to see her only son buried but not before he was a King But then she was only 13 years older than he Her life and fortitude are uite worth the read Small person with a steel spine

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Succession

E infant Margaret Beaufort is made a great heiress after her father the Earl of Somerset's death Everyone at court is competing to be her guardian she brings with her the Beaufort fortune and an advantageous alliance with her uncle In the years that follow English r. I felt this text was very interesting and loved the way the author cleverly wove primary sources pertaining to the War Of The Roses into the story in skillful and inventive ways It was without doubt well written and fascinatingHowever I know the bulk of the text is essentially historical fiction and the author isn t claiming her interpretation to be true and it is totally fair enough for her to put her own spin on events but certain aspects were not to my taste I have always been very interested in Margaret Beaufort and have read her two most recent biographies and was looking forward to Margaret s Travels to Wales I completely accept that elements of Margaret s history such as concieving at the dangerously early age of twelve are going to be an uncomfortable read but was surprised by parts of Michael s interpretation A very unlikely and coincidental scenario is alluded to and bearing in mind some personal and intimate details will never be definitively known I felt Michael could have been circumspect in her conjectures I was also surprised by the way Michael chose to portray Jasper Tudor as unpleasant and lecherous jealous of his brother and as Betsey asserts wanting Margaret for himself He is even openly violent towards Margaret and refuses to reply to her anxious letters about her son during her marriage to Henry Stafford Of course it is entirely Michael s perogative to depict her characters as she wants but was bewildered by this as it completely deviates from everything I have read about Jasper who is usually considered displayed as a man of great integrity devoted to Henry and indeed intrinsic to his safety and later succession to the throne Two biographies of Jasper just published both using a range of highly reputable sources refute Livi Michael s very unflattering portrayal Alison Weir in her book on The Wars of The Roses comments on the close relationship between Margaret and Jasper stating that he was a tower of strength for her for many years I can t understand why Michael chose to malign him so completely Plus in her seuel how on earth will she approach the fact that Margaret Beaufort herself begged Jasper to take Henry into exile after the Battle of Tewkesbury in 1471 In contrast Edmund is portrayed in a heroic manner a tragic and handsome young hero who unexpectedly dies in his prime Bearing in mind Jones and Underwood consider him to be brutal and exploitative in his interaction with Margaret again this was an unusual interpretation In his recent book on the Wars of the Roses Dan Jones considers Edmund to have greatly traumatised Margaret by his actions Elizabeth Norton states similar asserting that Edmund wanted an heir as soon as feasibly possible so exploited Margaret to this end getting her pregnant at a very young age and disregarding the dangers to her health Through Edmund s reluctance Michael has certainly put forward a very different interpretation to these events However the brutality of the actual encounter is also difficult to readFinally Michael chooses to give Margaret an eating disorder Not saying this didn t happen but it didn t ring true that she would have been able to become the mother of a healthy baby at such a young age if this were the case Livi Michael s Margaret is a girl who would regularly eat nothing for five days and at one time fasts so excessively her lips had a bluish tinge Surely it is highly unlikely that a young woman who went to such extremes would have been fertile at twelve let alone capable of sustaining a full term pregnancy Plus Margaret for the time had a long life out living all her husbands contemporaries and even her son surely unlikely if she had suffered from such a debilitating condition from childhoodI don t want to sound too negative and of course it is Michael s choice and perogative to give her own spin on events but for me I was unsettled by this text and her interpretation A very good book but for me personally there were issues Jadę sobie. 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Przewodnik dla podróżujących kobiet very interesting and loved the way the author cleverly wove primary sources pertaining to the War Of The Roses into the story in skillful and inventive ways It was without doubt well written and fascinatingHowever I know the bulk of the text is essentially historical fiction and the author isn t claiming her interpretation to be true and it is totally fair enough for her to put her own spin on events but certain aspects were not to my taste I have always been Sweet Alien (Reestrian Mates, very interested in Margaret Beaufort and have read her two most recent biographies and was looking forward to Margaret s Travels to Wales I completely accept that elements of Margaret s history such as concieving at the dangerously early age of twelve are going to be an uncomfortable read but was surprised by parts of Michael s interpretation A Detective Wanda Wolfe very unlikely and coincidental scenario is alluded to and bearing in mind some personal and intimate details will never be definitively known I felt Michael could have been circumspect in her conjectures I was also surprised by the way Michael chose to portray Jasper Tudor as unpleasant and lecherous jealous of his brother and as Betsey asserts wanting Margaret for himself He is even openly Riverside. Sen w wysokiej rozdzielczości violent towards Margaret and refuses to reply to her anxious letters about her son during her marriage to Henry Stafford Of course it is entirely Michael s perogative to depict her characters as she wants but was bewildered by this as it completely deviates from everything I have read about Jasper who is usually considered displayed as a man of great integrity devoted to Henry and indeed intrinsic to his safety and later succession to the throne Two biographies of Jasper just published both using a range of highly reputable sources refute Livi Michael s Zawieszenie niewiary very young age and disregarding the dangers to her health Through Edmund s reluctance Michael has certainly put forward a Healing Sex very different interpretation to these events However the brutality of the actual encounter is also difficult to readFinally Michael chooses to give Margaret an eating disorder Not saying this didn t happen but it didn t ring true that she would have been able to become the mother of a healthy baby at such a young age if this were the case Livi Michael s Margaret is a girl who would regularly eat nothing for five days and at one time fasts so excessively her lips had a bluish tinge Surely it is highly unlikely that a young woman who went to such extremes would have been fertile at twelve let alone capable of sustaining a full term pregnancy Plus Margaret for the time had a long life out living all her husbands contemporaries and even her son surely unlikely if she had suffered from such a debilitating condition from childhoodI don t want to sound too negative and of course it is Michael s choice and perogative to give her own spin on events but for me I was unsettled by this text and her interpretation A Spark (Stronger, very good book but for me personally there were issues

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Ule in France collapses Henry VI goes insane civil war erupts and families are pitted against each other And though Margaret Beaufort is still little than a child by the age of thirteen she has married twice and given birth to her only son the future King of England. 375pts rounded up to 4 starsFirst of all Thank you to Penguin Ireland for an advanced free copy in return for a review appreciatedA lot of detailed succinct reviews have been written already which i would fully endorse as it s a very good read I have to say it wasn t uite what i expected thought it would be too much about the women only was very pleasantry surprised won over by the styleA tale of Two Margaret s One a ueen the other a mother to the heir apparent The story starts with a young Margaret Little peg Beaufort who is for the most part the centre of attention due to her inherited estates her story unfolds at a fast pace A story well written simplistic enough to follow for anybody in what was a complex part of our history all interspliced with extracts from chronicles of the time which are woven excellently within the evolving fast moving story The short chapters work well pull the reader forward into the intricies politics of the eraThe author has written children s books in the past this comes across in the chapters where little peg is involved to great effect very endearing it isThe only part I found a little heavy was the Margaret Beaufort in Wales part which although very well done wasn t really for me but no doubt will appeal to many wanting to read about womanly things that sounds sexist no doubtbut there yer goI really enjoyed it look forward to writing from Livi Michael especially if there is a follow on book for this period