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Henry led a dull life indeed,
This review is from: The Gothic King - a Biography of Henry III (Paperback)
While reading books on history (around 5 per week) I note personages who might be of interest so that I can feed my reading habit. By the time I receive the lives of these people, I've often forgotten why I ordered them, although I know that I certainly had a good reason. So when John Paul Davis' THE GOTHIC KING: A BIOGRAPHY OF HENRY III arrived, I settled in for a good time. I'd recently finished a number of books of the other Henrys, especially Henry II, my favorite, and his wife Eleanor and son Richard Coeur de Lion. I also loved the life of Henry VII, the part that involved the boy who claimed to be Richard III's son (and therefore a threat to Henry VII), a story told in the fabulous book by Wroe, PERKIN, and Weir's wonderful THE PRINCES IN THE TOWER. But for the life of me I can't understand why I ordered the book on Henry III. Davis certainly deserves credit for writing it, but Henry's reign was devoid of interest. Although I reread many books several times (Maupassant, for example, I reread every year), this will not be one of them. I'm nonetheless awarding 5 stars because the book is well written and well researched. You can find my own books on Amazon under Michael Hone.
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Initial post: 22 May 2013 19:45:18 BDT
Last edited by the author on 22 May 2013 21:21:27 BDT
Hank Norville Carter says:
Pointless review from a person who constantly tries to plug his own stuff.
...and if you're talking about Perkin Warbeck (in Wroes book) he was pretending to be Richard Duke of York - Son of Edward IV.
What five history books do you read every week?
The Ladybird Book of Naughty Knights for under 8's....?
Posted on 5 Aug 2013 12:21:31 BDT
You might well be the most boring self-publicist on the internet. And really, as you can well imagine (actually, you probably can't, as that might require an iota of wit), that's up against some pretty stiff competition.
If you're going to use Amazon reviews for shameless self-publicity (though I doubt a single person's looked up your own 'books' off the back of your reviews; they don't exactly give a good impression of your skills, now, do they), at least try to say something relevant about the work that you are using as a platform for that. Hell, at least *try* to give some sort of impression that you may have actually read the damn things.
Posted on 19 May 2014 09:40:40 BDT
H. A. Weedon says:
A well Honed review signifying nothing.
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