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Lisa Hilton
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Reflections
Reflections rated it 3 years ago
If you wanted to create a character for your novel or play, you’d be hard-pressed to come up with someone as interesting and story-worthy as England’s Elizabeth I. After her mother, Anne Boleyn, was beheaded Elizabeth was declared a bastard, but she continued with her rigorous education and the hard...
A Tale of Two Pages
A Tale of Two Pages rated it 5 years ago
This was an interesting look into some of the queens of England. I was not impressed with all of her theories about some of these women, but her overall writing was great. I loved looking through time at the lives of these women and what they were faced with. She weaves a great thread of historical ...
spinsterfun
spinsterfun rated it 6 years ago
Really nice portrait of Nancy--I've always thought she was mistreated by some of her biographers and can't stand it when people try to tear her apart for denouncing Diana, who deserved everything she got (if not worse). I wish the book had been entirely Mitford-centric since the parts about Gaston a...
Reflections
Reflections rated it 7 years ago
Horror of Love is a unique, fascinating addition to the Mitford cannon of books. It covers, in depth, some of the most interesting times and aspects of Nancy’s life, like her early love relationships, her involvement in helping victims of the Spanish civil war, her experiences in London during WWII ...
Telynor's Library, and then some
Telynor's Library, and then some rated it 8 years ago
I didn't care for this one at all. While I did like that Hilton touched on a few of the more unknown queens, this is a scandal sheet, with a particular emphasis on greed, witchcraft and adultery, all seen as signs of rebellion. To be fair, it's hard to cram five hundred years of history into a singl...
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