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A successful and interesting mix of facts, figures, and Tudor times, but more so, - an insight into the woman as well
on 29 April 2013
I enjoyed this book - and it will enjoy a position on my book shelves for ever.
It contains many facts, figures, and insights into the turbulent times of the Wars of the Roses, as well as Henry Tudor's victory over Richard III and her subsequent marriage to her uncle's nemesis, paving the way for a more peaceful time for the country, and the start of the Tudor dynasty, and through Elizabeth's daughters, future monarchs too.
The book also, however, looks at the roller coaster of her early years, partly as a princess, partly living in sanctuary, in fear of her life - after seeing her two brothers taken to The Tower, and never being seen again.
Highly recommended for those interested in Mediaeval history, but also those interested in a woman who lived an extraordinary life.