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Elizabeth of York: A Tudor Queen and Her World - Community Reviews back

by Alison Weir
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Denise
Denise rated it 3 years ago
“The children of King Edward,” had been “avenged” at last “in this battle: the boar’s tusks quailed, and, to avenge the white, the red rose bloomed." It felt like it took me months to read this book. This book could be a bit dry at times and that is what really stopped me from reading this at my nor...
100 Pages A Day...Stephanie's Book Reviews
I took on this non-fiction account of the life of Elizabeth of York in order to be more knowledgeable about the real-life people I am reading about when I read Tudor fiction. However, Elizabeth of York is one of the many women of the era that we simply do not have much information about. Obviously...
Carpe Librum
Carpe Librum rated it 4 years ago
Confession time. I enjoyed this book more than I thought I would.Alright, maybe that's not saying much since it did spend some time on my "never-gonna-happen" shelf. I received this book for Christmas and it popped up as a group read, so happen it did.The opening chapters of this book were almost as...
Telynor's Library, and then some
Telynor's Library, and then some rated it 5 years ago
Given that the founders of the Tudor dynasty -- Henry VII and Elizabeth of York -- tend to get very little written about them, I was really looking forward to this new release by long-time Tudor biographer, Alison Weir. There have been several fictional books about this queen of England, and most of...
The Book-Addled Brain
The Book-Addled Brain rated it 5 years ago
Yet another masterful piece of historical research by Alison Weir. As the first Tudor queen and mother of Henry VIII, Elizabeth of York is a pivotal figure in British history, and it's nice to see her receive the attention she deserves. Disclaimer: This book has been provided by the publisher i...
SusannaG - Confessions of a Crazy Cat Lady
Elizabeth of York is well placed to be important and interesting in English history - first child of Edward IV and Elizabeth "was her mother really a witch?" Wydeville*, elder sister of the Princes in the Tower, niece (and courting partner?) of Richard III, wife of Henry VII, mother of Henry VIII, a...
Aren's Library
Aren's Library rated it 5 years ago
I must say at first this started out slow for me, but that ended quickly. The detail and depth presented to us about her life from a babe to young adulthood and finally adulthood was absolutely astounding. Far more extensive than what I had expected. At times, the details and depth of the researc...
That's What She Read
That's What She Read rated it 5 years ago
Elizabeth of York deserves more attention than she typically receives; her infamous offspring continue to outshine this gentle and humble matriarch. However, Ms. Weir rectifies this situation with her stellar biography of this daughter and wife and mother to three very powerful and influential Engli...
sarahsar
sarahsar rated it 5 years ago
Elizabeth of York (1466-1503) is a woman who gets a little lost in history, overshadowed by her more flamboyant relatives. Her son, Henry VIII, surrounded himself with larger-than-life drama, while her father, Edward IV, was enmeshed in the conflict of the Wars of the Roses. Her uncle was the notori...
Kerry
Kerry rated it 5 years ago
Last week was the Storm Of The Decade here in England and Wales, and lucky me it was my day off so I got to sit around reading historical books! Elizabeth of York: A Tudor Queen and Her World I mean, it's Alison Weir so you know it's going to be pretty good. I enjoyed reading about young Elizabe...
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