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4.3 out of 5 stars
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4.3 out of 5 stars
The Red Queen (COUSINS' WAR)
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on 9 August 2015
A Magnificent book as is only ever expected from the wonderful writer historian, Philippa Gregory. This book shows just how hideous
some of those people were, who took it upon themselves to live on the invented term "Royalty" a fallacy made on greed and other peoples blood, sweat, tears, torture and murder. I purchased this book on Kindle and listened to it in one go as I have to rest before going into hospital for a major operation so have lots of time. I had just finished reading a book about Margarets rival the Plantagenet Margaret Pole who took ten hits of the Sword to chop off her head at Tower Hill, plus the first book, 'The White Queen'. All quite gripping reading learning about what selfish people will go through and subject others in order to fufil their fanatical fantasies of being 'Royal'. They all needed a course of intense therapy with a team of psychiatrists. My collection of Philippa Gregory books grows and Amazon is the perfect place to find her work. I enjoy the option of audiobooks listening to a full cast or a good narrator bringing the work alive as well as actually reading the book myself. It takes a few days for the books to arrive but with Kindle, you choose your book and download within seconds. My days of resting are being filled with some fascinating historic reading.
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TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICEon 29 March 2016
I enjoyed this book very much, reading it at the same time as watching The White Queen series on my tablet, for the second time! It is the story of Margaret Beaufort, mother of Henry VII, and what an amazing, eventful life she led, marrying four times and giving birth to Henry at the age of thirteen. She was never to bear another child afterwards. Margaret was grimly determined that her son, a Tudor, would one day be king, and one by one those who stood in his way were eliminated, in one way or another - often in a gruesome way. Strong characters, an almost unbelievably bloody and twisting plot, nobody could say history was boring after reading this. I did get a little tired of hearing aboutt Margaret's "holy knees" and her adoration of Joan of Arc.
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on 28 August 2017
I love all these historical novels. Whilst I realise they are fact with a bit of padding out and authors opinions, I find these a great way to learn history. I've learnt more from these than when at school.
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on 18 May 2017
Dominated by the need to be recognised and powerful the character of Margaret Beaufort can only be regarded as a pitiful character.
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on 27 May 2017
Very much enjoyed this book. Nice to have the perspective & views of the women. Entertaining and informative.
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on 27 July 2017
A really detailed read. Historically detailed and so it brings the characters to light beautifully. Can't wait for the next book.
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on 6 March 2017
Brilliant. Cant get enough of Philippa Gregory.
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on 11 December 2016
I know some is fiction but still realistically written. Reading the series now and enjoying them all very much . Great author
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on 9 June 2017
good value and materials
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on 30 April 2017
good
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