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Jem of a book!,
This review is from: The Stuart Princesses (Paperback)
This is a wonderful little book. Plowden concentrates on the surviving princesses of the House of Stuart - Elizabeth, the Winter Queen; Mary, Princess Royal; Princess Elizabeth; Princess Henrietta Anne 'Minette', Duchesse d'Orleans; Mary II; Queen Anne.
The writing in this book is vivid, colourful and it is easy to read. The Winter Queen emerges as a wonderful, colourful character, as indeed do all the other princesses. Certain other members of the House of Stuart stand out as the supporting cast - Charles I, Henrietta Maria, Charles II, James II - they are all studied well.
It is good to hear the rather unknown stories of Minette, Elizabeth and Mary, Princess Royal.
My one complaint is that Mary II and Queen Anne, especially Anne, are not covered in as much detail as the rest, but this is a minor point, since all the other princesses are highly interesting characters. A must have for anyone interested in the Stuarts!