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I ot what I wanted on this which is context for understanding the rise of Richard IIIAs far as I can tell Jean Plaidy sticks with historical record I had to look up Anne s kidnapping the cookshop caper to see if it actually occurred I presume much is rafted on to a scant record I don t know if Anne visited the imprisoned Margaret of Anjou but I was surprised her reuest was to visit Margaret and not her motherLike the other Plaidy books I ve read the story is linear The people are somewhat linear too but she fleshes out major roles and relationships such as Richard s loyalty to Edward IV the Duke of Warwick s wealth from his wife and power the tenacity of ueen Margaret and how the Woodville marriages inflamed those of higher birthThis is highly readable and if you are interested in understanding the War of the Roses Plaidy books provide a ood foundation This is a most unpleasant book It is badly written with no insight into the psyches of the persons with whom it deals I The House Girl gave up on it when the author referred to Richard of Gloucester as the Little Duke It is true he was noiant like his brother Edward nor so tall as his other brother George but I doubt anyone during his time had the temerity to refer to him as little This is the sort of book which appeals chiefly to the devotees of soppy illiterate romance fiction It is not a biography in the true sense of the
word but a sort of beach book loosely based on a mostly unknown life Bah Not worth the time Jean but a sort of beach book loosely based on a mostly unknown life Bah Not worth the time Jean s ueens of England series ive fascinating insight into the lives of their
*SUBJECTS AND COMBINE RICHLY HUMAN AND *and combine richly human and portrayals with attention to detail and a love of English historyThe story of Anne Neville the sensitive and intelligent daughter of Richard Neville Earl of Warwick who as a little irl falls in love with Richard Duke of Gloucester second son of the Duke of York later to be Richard IIIA balanced account of Richard III portraying him as neither the devil portrayed by Shakespeare and Thomas Moore or the saint that some believe him to have beenEssentially a man changed by powerThe real villains of the peace are George Duke of Clarence brother of Once again I really enjoyed this historical read by Jean Plaidy I know there are lots of options out there for books on the history of the monarchy and many say these aren t the best options but I really love it that they re clean and chock full of history When I read the back o the book blurb I thought it sounded very sympathetic to Richard III I ve never really liked him and must admit I think he s ood for the death
OF HIS NEPHEWS HOWEVER I WAShis nephews However I was to ive the story a chance to change my mind To be honest I still think he s Powerhouse: The Untold Story of Hollywood's Creative Artists Agency guiltyThe story runs the whole course of Anne s life and as per usual for Plaidy she s a young and inuisitive teen who turns into a very strong and influential wife over her husband I liked reading about Anne s friendship with Margaret d Anjou it reminded me of my own relationship with my step mother in law Once she became romantically involved with Richard the story took the usual Plaidy turn having him being mostlyood and making many decisions based on his love for her I think this is overly romanticized but I do like it that the author tends to see the best in everyone I m looking forward to ordering and reading the. In 1470 a reluctant Lady Anne Neville is betrothed by her father the politically ambitious Earl of Warwick to Edward Prince of Wales A Swing Sideways gentle yet fiercely intelligent woman Anne has alreadyiven her heart to the prince’s younger brother Richard Duke of Gloucester Unable to oppose her father’s will she finds herself in line for the throne of England an obligation that she does no. .
Eville recounts her life from childhood to ueen of EnglandShe was the youngest daughter of the Earl of Warwick the Kingmaker and along with her sister Isabel the richest heiress of England She spent her
Childhood In Middleham Castle One Of Herin Middleham Castle one of her s properties and where she met Richard of Gloucester the youngest son of the Duke of York and brother of the future Edward IV Plaidy follows the usual route of showing them as a sort of childhood sweethearts but Anne is soon as a political pawn by her father After Edward IV s marriage to Elizabeth Woodville the relationship between him and Warwick becomes strained the Earl wanted to be the power behind the throne and Edward wants to follow his own way Eventually Warwick changes his allegiance and supports Margaret of Anjou As Anne s sister had been married to Clarence Edward VI s brother to strengthen political ties so Anne is married to Margaret s son Henry in 1470 I found it a bit odd that Plaidy only mentions a betrothal and not a marriage as I was under the impression from other reads that Anne had indeed married Henry However when they arrive in England to fight for Henry s claim to the throne the Earl of Warwick is dead after the Battle of Tewksbury so is Henry and Anne becomes first a prisoner and afterwards went to live with her sister Isabel and the Duke of ClarenceApparently Clarence wanted to prevent Anne from marrying again and wanted her to stay as his ward so he could control the whole of the Warwick fortune However Anne and Richard wanted to marry and to prevent that Clarence has Anne kidnapped It s only after Richard finds her working as a maid in a common shop that she is taken to sanctuary and they finally marry in 1472After her marriage Anne and Richard settle in Middleham Castle Richard is Governor of the North and they have one child Edward While telling her story Anne notes that Middleham is where she feels at home and was most happy But after Edward IV s death when Richard is appointed Lord Protector for his nephews they have to travel to London Being this Anne s story we only see Richard of Gloucester through her loving eyes But after he becomes king and their son dies Anne is filled with doubts and insecurities She feels the end is near and is haunted by rumours that the king is poisoning her to marry his niece I found it interesting that Plaidy really makes us feel that the future will be bleak for both of themI thought the story was very well written in the sense that it is very clearly explained how the Wars of The Roses started and the complex political events of that time It was less so when it comes to explain why and how Richard III became king I had a bit of a problem with Anne as she at times seemed just too perfect While she may be the object of admiration I didn t feel much empathy with her and I missed having a strong character to identify with and feel passionate about For readers already familiarized with the Wars of The Rose
this book will probably not bring anything new but if you are just starting Interesting that the accusationbook will probably not bring anything new but if you are just starting Interesting that the accusation poison by Richard is not put to rest Anne even has her own doubts I like the Richard of this book Faithful lovingthe princes seem to still be alive And this book knocked Elizabeth Woodville a notch or two off the pedestal she has been placed on in my mind. Tic maneuvering leads to his children being declared illegitimate Richard inherits the throne as King Richard III and Anne is crowned ueen consort a destiny she thought she had successfully avoided Her husband’s reign lasts two years two months and two days and in that short time Anne witnesses the true toll that wearing the crown takes on Richard the last king from the House of Yo.
Jean Plaidy º 0 REVIEWNext in this series of the ueens of England I enjoyed this book One must keep in mind some details are The Secret of the Great Pyramid going to be left out orlossed over very uickly Having read The Sunne in Splendour beforehand I try to keep in my not all books concerning Richard III can be as wonderfully detailed as that masterpieceI liked hearing the story pared down as it is from Anne hearing the story pared down as it is from Anne point of view This is an enjoyable work of historical FICTION An easy uick read which I think was worth the time I wish I had known that Plaidy was oing to leave out
Huge Parts Of Anne Neville S Life In This Fictionalizationparts of Anne Neville s life in this fictionalization just couldn t bring myself to read this it seemed a little silly to me that Plaidy would omit Anne s first marriage And I didn t care for the style too much information communicated to the reader in dialogue I didn t care for her characterization of Richard I loved Sharon Kay Penman s version of the story and I couldn t reconcile the two versions I ll have to try again some day when Penman s story I had somewhat low expectations when I began listening to the audiobook production for this novel I have never been particularly interested in Anne Neville or her husband Richard III but I thought I d ive the novel a try I am Lesca glad I did because it was one of the enjoyable novels by Plaidy that I ve read Anne isentle and sweet and unassuming Her husband Richard III is less loveable but the love between then seemed so natural nonetheless I was very interested to see how Plaidy would handle the controversy over Richard III s seizure of the thrown and the fate of the young princes his nephews whom he displaced in favor of himself I figured it would be very difficult to portray this story from the point of view of someone who loved Richard but Plaidy did it racefully I ve been reading a lot of politically charged his fic lately and this novel was relatively less political than my recent reads so I found that refreshing Plaidy s novels all follow a certain format which at times I find comforting and at other times I find a little boring Nonetheless they are always worth reading I always love to see how the pioneering his fic writers handled their historical characters I recommend this novel to lovers of his fic It s not the best novel I ve ever read but it s comfortable and enjoyable and a his fic classic History is written by the victors which is why I have to ive the finger to Mr Shakespeare and his Richard III In reality Richard III and his beloved Anne were two of the most charming sweet and tragic lovers in history This is a beautiful version of their story if you aren t familiar with it start here
Anne of York was the only ueen of England to have also beenof York was the only ueen of England to have also been kitchen maid a Punished gentle intelligent lady who saw her happiness ripped away time and again and her story and Richard s is utterly fascinating I went searching for a blurb of the story at Random House s site and this what I found is what is written above I must say that I am a bit puzzled Anne was not bethrothed to the older brother of her childhood love and Plaidy certainly never made that mistake The Reluctant ueen is part of a series Plaidy wrote about the ueens of England and it s the story of Anne Neville Richard III s ueen The story is told in the first person and reads like a memoir as she lays sick and feeling death approach Anne T want Yet fate intervenes when Edward is killed at the Battle of Tewkesbury Anne suddenly finds herself free to marry the man she loves and who loves her in return The ceremony is held at Westminster Abbey and the duke and duchess make a happy home at Middleham Castle where both spent much of their childhood Their life is idyllic until the reigning king dies and a whirlwind of dynas.