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Good focus on area,
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This review is from: Queens Consort: England's Medieval Queens (Paperback)
Positives - This book is very thorough and gives an in depth narrative of the lives and behaviours of all the queens covered. It also shows the development of the queen consort role from 1066 - 1485
I found the book absorbing and it gave a good picture of the life of women - and of society - in medieveal times
Negatives - I read it in 2 halves as I got bored with the similar style.
I didn't like the author viewpoint 'understandably they...' - I prefer to make my own conclusions of behaviour rather than it being suggested what I should think
I also disagree with the comment about the fact that the 16th century had 2 reigning queens and that this indicates that the queen consort role was more powerful than the actions of later queen consorts suggested - these were queens reigning and were a totally different 'breed' to queen consorts.