Elizabeth of York The First Tudor ueen (PDF)

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Elizabeth of York The First Tudor ueen Download ´ 6 Many are familiar with the story of the much married King Henry VIII of England and the celebrated reign of his daughter Elizabeth I But it is often forgotten that the life of the first Tudor ueen Elizabeth of York Henry’s mother and Elizabeth’s grandmother spanned one of England’s most dramatic and perilous periods Now New York Times bestselling author and acclaimed historian Alison Weir presents the first modern biography of this extraordinary woman whose very existence united the realm and ensured the survival of the Plantagenet bloodline   Her birth was greeted with as much pomp and ceremony as that of a male heir The first child of King Edward IV Elizabeth enjoyed all the glittering. Elizabeth of York 1466 1503 is a woman who gets a little lost in history overshadowed by her 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 notorious usurper Richard III immortalized by Shakespeare as one of history s great villains He probably had Elizabeth s young brothers murdered in the Tower of London but mystery surrounds those events to this day Her mother and grandmother were accused of witchcraft Next to these striking characters Elizabeth fades into the background Yet Elizabeth s role in English history was pivotal even if she lacked a personality forceful enough to upstage her colorful family members The Wars of the Roses had been raging on and off for thirty years between the houses of Lancaster red rose and York white rose when Henry Tudor took the throne in 1485 and became Henry VII Henry had defeated the forces of Richard III who died in the Battle of Bosworth Field but his claim was relatively weak Many thought Elizabeth as the eldest surviving child of Edward IV was the rightful heir By marrying her Henry conveniently took care of that objection and prevented anyone else from marrying Elizabeth and claiming the throne through her The houses of Lancaster and York were united at last Elizabeth of York may have been the inspiration for the ueen of Hearts in the deck of playing cardsAlison Weir faces a challenge in writing Elizabeth s biography Like most women of the time even high ranking ones Elizabeth had no political voice She may have influenced events behind the scenes but if so she did it uietly and discreetly Her importance to the era s events was largely limited to her ancestry and her ability to extend the Tudor dynasty through her children There are few surviving letters written by Elizabeth though Weir does analyze one bombshell of a letter in detail that implies that Elizabeth gave serious consideration to marrying her despicable uncle Richard III For the most part her thoughts and feelings have to be inferred So much of what Weir writes is conditional Elizabeth might have would have could have since the facts aren t known with certainty I respect Weir s scholarship She does not fill in historical blanks with speculation passed off as fact Still it can be frustrating to read especially when there is the sense that we are on the edges of a nuanced personal story Weir s style is exhaustive and at times exhausting She describes the clothing down to the ueenly undergarments or lack thereof food housing account ledgers the names of the ladies in waiting and every work of art ever done of her subject In the midst of all this detail though a human picture emerges Elizabeth lost her father while young throwing her life into uncertainty as murderous struggles for the crown raged around her After her marriage even with a stable political situation various pretenders claimed to be her lost brothers motivating armed uprisings Elizabeth lost several of her own young children We can only guess how she felt during all this turmoil but Weir s picture is the most complete we are likely to have A copy of this book for review was provided by NetGalleyRandom House

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Elizabeth of York The First Tudor ueen Download ´ 6 Trappings of royalty But after the death of her father; the disappearance and probable murder of her brothers the Princes in the Tower; and the usurpation of the throne by her calculating uncle Richard III Elizabeth found her world turned upside down She and her siblings were declared bastards   As Richard’s wife Anne Neville was dying there were murmurs that the king sought to marry his niece Elizabeth knowing that most people believed her to be England’s rightful ueen Weir addresses Elizabeth’s possible role in this and her covert support for Henry Tudor the exiled pretender who defeated Richard at the Battle of Bosworth and was crowned Henry VII first sovereign of the House of Tudor El. There are times when I want to scream at an author Stop Stop writing Unfortunately Alison Weir keeps churning out these Tudor biographies and novels and this time she went too far even for me this was a biography that took its subject and sucked all the life and interest out of it leaving behind bare trivia about account books endless repetition of details and than six hundred pages of heavily padded material I actually fell asleep during this one and given my passion for Tudor history that s a serious thing Only thing worthwhile in this one is the insert of colour plates of all sorts of things associated with Henry VII and Elizabeth of York Just barely three stars here and not recommended at all For the longer review please go here Claiming Her usurpation of the throne by her calculating Dragon ActuallyA Tale of Two Dragons uncle Richard III Elizabeth found her world turned Darkness Before Dawn upside down She and her siblings were declared bastards   As Richard’s wife Anne Neville was dying there were murmurs that the king sought to marry his niece Elizabeth knowing that most people believed her to be England’s rightful Enlightenment Now The Case for Reason Science Humanism and Progress ueen Weir addresses Elizabeth’s possible role in this and her covert support for Henry Tudor the exiled pretender who defeated Richard at the Battle of Bosworth and was crowned Henry VII first sovereign of the House of Tudor El. There are times when I want to scream at an author Stop Stop writing Unfortunately Alison Weir keeps churning out these Tudor biographies and novels and this time she went too far even for me this was a biography that took its subject and sucked all the life and interest out of it leaving behind bare trivia about account books endless repetition of details and than six hundred pages of heavily padded material I actually fell asleep during this one and given my passion for Tudor history that s a serious thing Only thing worthwhile in this one is the insert of colour plates of all sorts of things associated with Henry VII and Elizabeth of York Just barely three stars here and not recommended at all For the longer review please go here

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Elizabeth of York The First Tudor ueen Download ´ 6 Izabeth’s subseuent marriage to Henry united the houses of York and Lancaster and signaled the end of the Wars of the Roses For centuries historians have asserted that as ueen she was kept under Henry’s firm grasp but Weir shows that Elizabeth proved to be a model consort pious and generous who enjoyed the confidence of her husband exerted a tangible and beneficial influence and was revered by her son the future King Henry VIII   Drawing from a rich trove of historical records Weir gives a long overdue and much deserved look at this unforgettable princess whose line descends to today’s British monarch a woman who overcame tragedy and danger to become one of England’s most beloved consor. I didn t rate this one because it s one of those books that will thrill some and bore others Tudor junkies or those writing HF in this period will find lots of great information about expenses dress architecture who was where when etc For the casual reader who wants some insight into Elizabeth of York the woman it s a long slog to get the occasional nuggetinsight hidden by all the detail I found it tedious and basically skimmed the chapters of accounts and guest lists attending the constant pageants and ceremonies I reviewed an ARC provided by the publisher which means the parts that would put this one on my research shelf illustrations maps index etc were missing so this one will be passed on


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    Characters ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ✓ Alison Weir Elizabeth of York The First Tudor ueen (PDF) Alison Weir ✓ 6 Review The most overused words to be found in an Alison Weir non fiction bookPossibly might have been maybe and could have beenBah The main problem with any non fiction work on Elizabeth of York is that there is so little known about Elizabeth Yes she lived through and survived a very tumultuous period in England's history but she was first a king's daughter a lot of those years living in sanctuary then as wife and ueen consort

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    Review Elizabeth of York The First Tudor ueen Elizabeth of York The First Tudor ueen (PDF) Alison Weir ✓ 6 Review Elizabeth of York 1466 1503 is a woman who gets a little lost in history overshadowed by her flamboyant relatives Her son H

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    Review Elizabeth of York The First Tudor ueen Elizabeth of York The First Tudor ueen (PDF) Alison Weir ✓ 6 Review 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 have read a number of her books most I have disliked one however I did like This I think I can add to the did not like pileF

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    Review Elizabeth of York The First Tudor ueen Elizabeth of York The First Tudor ueen (PDF) Characters ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ✓ Alison Weir May or may not that is the uestionAt what stage does biography become pointless? I would suggest that the answer

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    Elizabeth of York The First Tudor ueen (PDF) Alison Weir ✓ 6 Review It appears that as of late there is a boost of interest in the reigns of Edward IV Richard III and Henry VII which is certainly not a bad thing This brings with it a curiosity in the lesser discussed female figures of these times One of these is Elizabeth of York Alison Weir attempts to reveal some Henry VII’s ueen in

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    Elizabeth of York The First Tudor ueen (PDF) Characters ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ✓ Alison Weir Alison Weir ✓ 6 Review There are times when I want to scream at an author Stop Stop writing Unfortunately Alison Weir keeps churning out these Tudor biographies and novels and this time she went too far even for me this was a biography that took its subject and sucked all the life and interest out of it leaving behind bare trivia about account books endless repetition of details and than six hundred pages of heavily padded material I actually fell asl

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    Elizabeth of York The First Tudor ueen (PDF) If you like conjecture assumptions and unfounded generalizations this is the book for you When I heard that Alison Weir was writing a biography of Elizabeth of York I was excited At the same time I wondered How cou

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    Elizabeth of York The First Tudor ueen (PDF) Elizabeth of York was the first Tudor ueen and the dullest But she had been a very different princess As Alison Weir reminds us her young life was filled with scandal and violence When Elizabeth was born England w

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    Elizabeth of York The First Tudor ueen (PDF) I didn't rate this one because it's one of those books that will thrill some and bore others Tudor junkies or those writing HF in this period will find lots of great information about expenses dress architecture who was where when

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    Elizabeth of York The First Tudor ueen (PDF) Characters ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ✓ Alison Weir Review Elizabeth of York The First Tudor ueen The Most Boring Tudor ueen“Elizabeth isovershadowed by her successors the wives of Henry VIII” writes Alison Weir And you know what? After reading this book you understand that it happened for a reason While it is tempting to assume that Elizabeth of York was somehow unjustly pushed to the background of history in fav

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  • Hardcover
  • 572
  • Elizabeth of York The First Tudor ueen
  • Alison Weir
  • English
  • 07 November 2019
  • 9780345521361