Elizabeth of York: The First Tudor Queen
Random House, 7 нояб. 2013 г. - Всего страниц: 576
‘Weir perfectly combines the dramatic colour and timing of an historical novelist with the truth to fact of a scrupulous historian’ The Times
Elizabeth of York would have ruled England, but for the fact that she was a woman. Heiress to the royal House of York, she schemed to marry Richard III, the man who had deposed and probably killed her brothers, and it is possible that she then conspired to put Henry Tudor on the throne.
Yet after marriage to Henry VII, which united the royal houses of Lancaster and York, a picture emerges of a model consort - mild, pious, generous and fruitful. It has been said that Elizabeth was distrusted by Henry VII and her formidable mother-in-law, Margaret Beaufort, but contemporary evidence shows that Elizabeth was, in fact, influential.
Alison Weir builds an intriguing portrait of this beloved queen, placing her in the context of the magnificent, ceremonious, often brutal, world she inhabited, and revealing the woman behind the myth.
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LibraryThing ReviewПользовательский отзыв - Melisende - LibraryThing
What did I think - not much I am sorry to say. Although Weir is not my favourite author, I am prepared to put aside my dislike to read - and objectively - what she has written - and for the record I ... Читать весь отзыв
LibraryThing ReviewПользовательский отзыв - briandrewz - LibraryThing
An amazing biography of the mother of Henry VIII, Elizabeth of York. This lady had an even better claim to the throne than her husband, Henry VII. Following the death of her uncle, Richard III, Henry ... Читать весь отзыв