Elizabeth I E–book/E–pub

  • Hardcover
  • 671
  • Elizabeth I
  • Margaret George
  • English
  • 15 October 2020
  • 9780670022533

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Margaret George Ä 5 Free download Download à PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ä Margaret George Read & Download Elizabeth I R centuries But what was she really like In this novel her flame haired lookalike cousin Lettice Knollys thinks she knows all too well Elizabeth's rival for the love of Robert Dudley Earl of Leicester and mother to the Earl of Essex the mercurial nobleman who challenged Elizabeth's throne Lettice had been intertwined with Elizabeth since childhood This is a story of two women of fierce intellect and desire one trying to protect her country and throne the other trying to regain power and position for her family. I ve never really worshiped at the altar of Margaret GeorgeThe Memoirs of Cleopatra is fantastic that I will never deny It s probably the best fictional Cleopatra book out there Helen of Troy is frothy and fun and kind of a really long summer beach read I don t know Mary ueen of Scotland The Isles was basically a bodice ripper with really disturbing implications George apparently dismisses any idea that Mary was kidnapped or raped by her third husband and believe me that possibility is uite strong and at least deserves to be acknowledged when you re writing about Mary ueen of Scots Mary Called Magdalene is the red headed stepchild of George novels and with good reason It s interesting in my opinion but uite slow Still better than Elizabeth I but I ll get to that later Finally I will never understand the world s love affair with The Autobiography Henry VIII which is basically a sexist if occasionally intriguing adventure through a totally glorified Henry VIII But Caroline you say It was largely from Henry s perspective Of course he was glorified and sexist Yes reader Of course he was Yet I have read books from the perspective of sexist males and the female characters were still valid rounded characters textually Margaret George simply couldn t hack itSo obviously I have a lovehate relationship with Margaret George Still I cannot believe how boring this thing was Just pardon my French fucking boring It was this endless list of what Elizbaeth I did here what she did there what she did in the privy how much menopause sucked Not that menopause doesn t suck I know I m still a youngling but I do have a bitchy grandma out there Here s the thing there s a reason why so few authors choose to write in detail about Elizabeth s final years If they do they focus on the Essex plot which is what I though George would do Especially since a good portion of the book delves into Lettice Knollys s Essex s mother perspectiveNope Nope Essex does feature heavily in the novel but the plot doesn t really happen until the end Even then you re kind of stuck wondering why Elizabeth would be fooled by him since George portrays her as a god than a human being She s so magnanimous and so dull There are no believable frailties within George s Elizabeth She s like Glenda Jackson s Liz on crack with none of the humanity Or maybe Cate Blanchett s Elizabeth I don t know Either way she was hitting up the stereotypeLettice is a bit human but there are a lot of slut shaming ambition is evil implications going on here Also she serves largely as a revolving door for various famous historical figures Elizabeth I serves cameo after cameo Oh look It s Grace O Malley Oh look It s ambiguously gaybisexual William Shakespeare And he s a hunk o burning love sexing up LetticeHonestly what was this book Northaven you re writing about Mary ueen of Scots Mary Called Magdalene is the red headed stepchild of George novels and with good reason It s interesting in my opinion but uite slow Still better than Elizabeth I but I ll get to that later Finally I will never understand the world s love affair with The Autobiography Henry VIII which is basically a sexist if occasionally intriguing adventure through a totally glorified Henry VIII But Caroline The Angel and the Prince you say It was largely from Henry s perspective Of course he was glorified and sexist Yes reader Of course he was Yet I have read books from the perspective of sexist males and the female characters were still valid rounded characters textually Margaret George simply couldn t hack itSo obviously I have a lovehate relationship with Margaret George Still I cannot believe how boring this thing was Just pardon my French fucking boring It was this endless list of what Elizbaeth I did here what she did there what she did in the privy how much menopause sucked Not that menopause doesn t suck I know I m still a Cuckolded by the Futa Motorcycle Club youngling but I do have a bitchy grandma out there Here s the thing there s a reason why so few authors choose to write in detail about Elizabeth s final Princess More Tears to Cry years If they do they focus on the Essex plot which is what I though George would do Especially since a good portion of the book delves into Lettice Knollys s Essex s mother perspectiveNope Nope Essex does feature heavily in the novel but the plot doesn t really happen until the end Even then The Princess of 8th Street you re kind of stuck wondering why Elizabeth would be fooled by him since George portrays her as a god than a human being She s so magnanimous and so dull There are no believable frailties within George s Elizabeth She s like Glenda Jackson s Liz on crack with none of the humanity Or maybe Cate Blanchett s Elizabeth I don t know Either way she was hitting up the stereotypeLettice is a bit human but there are a lot of slut shaming ambition is evil implications going on here Also she serves largely as a revolving door for various famous historical figures Elizabeth I serves cameo after cameo Oh look It s Grace O Malley Oh look It s ambiguously gaybisexual William Shakespeare And he s a hunk o burning love sexing up LetticeHonestly what was this book

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Margaret George Ä 5 Free download Download à PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ä Margaret George Read & Download Elizabeth I New York Times bestselling author Margaret George captures history's most enthralling ueen as she confronts rivals to her throne and to her heart One of today's premier historical novelists Margaret George dazzles here as she tackles her most difficult subject yet the legendary Elizabeth Tudor ueen of enigma the Virgin ueen who had many suitors the victor of the Armada who hated war; the gorgeously attired jewel bedecked woman who pinched pennies England's greatest monarch has baffled and intrigued the world fo. Historical fiction novelist Margaret George has never shied away from retelling a well known story Her subjects have included Henry the VIII Cleopatra Mary ueen of Scots Helen of Troy and now Elizabeth I It takes a lot of nerve and a passionate love of the subject to tackle the life of a figure we could all know enough about to write a 200 word bio Add to that the explosion of novels about the Tudors in the last few years and George s audaciousness is multiplied by a thousandThere are two big nice surprises in Elizabeth I The first is that the book does not start with Henry s marriage to Anne Boleyn Elizabeth s birth or even her ascension to the throne The novel begins when Elizabeth is 55 and the Spanish Armada is about to attack She has already been ueen for almost thirty years and would remain ueen for only another fourteen years According to most historians by this time the great successes of her reign were past The second surprise is Lettice Knollys Lettice was a cousin of Elizabeth s and one of her romantic and political rivals In 1578 Lettice married for the second time after having been married to the Earl of Essex to Elizabeth s great favorite Robert Dudley In her anger and jealousy Elizabeth banished Lettice from courtGeorge alternates the novels chapters between Elizabeth and Lettice These two women were very much alike They were both ambitious brilliant gravely concerned about the future of their houses and powerful Despite that those traits shared blood Lettice was the grandniece of Anne Bolyenand agendas because of Lettice s marriage to Elizabeth s supposed lover and her son s efforts to power grab at court they were doomed to be enemies That s not to say that George has written just a historical frenemy novel The different narrators bring different perspectives to the detailed political and social events occurring during Elizabeth s reign that George covers Despite Margaret George s inspired decision to juxtapose Elizabeth and Lettice and to not tell Elizabeth s life story in a linear fashion the novel never comes alive It s uite disappointing In Elizabeth I George goes to g r e a t pains to write a relentlessly fact filled opus Unlike George s previous novels covering roughly the same period and family The Autobiography of Henry the VIII With Notes By His Fool Will Somers and Mary ueen of Scotland and the Isles Elizabeth I is essentially a humorless play by play imagining of the sovereign s daily planner over her lifetime George didn t leave a drop of her research out of this book and the reader pays the price The Hunt for the Golden Mole yet the legendary Elizabeth Tudor ueen of enigma the Virgin ueen who had many suitors the victor of the Armada who hated war; the gorgeously attired jewel bedecked woman who pinched pennies England's greatest monarch has baffled and intrigued the world fo. Historical fiction novelist Margaret George has never shied away from retelling a well known story Her subjects have included Henry the VIII Cleopatra Mary ueen of Scots Helen of Troy and now Elizabeth I It takes a lot of nerve and a passionate love of the subject to tackle the life of a figure we could all know enough about to write a 200 word bio Add to that the explosion of novels about the Tudors in the last few The Hunt for the Golden Mole years and George s audaciousness is multiplied by a thousandThere are two big nice surprises in Elizabeth I The first is that the book does not start with Henry s marriage to Anne Boleyn Elizabeth s birth or even her ascension to the throne The novel begins when Elizabeth is 55 and the Spanish Armada is about to attack She has already been ueen for almost thirty The Team years and would remain ueen for only another fourteen My Father's Daughter years According to most historians by this time the great successes of her reign were past The second surprise is Lettice Knollys Lettice was a cousin of Elizabeth s and one of her romantic and political rivals In 1578 Lettice married for the second time after having been married to the Earl of Essex to Elizabeth s great favorite Robert Dudley In her anger and jealousy Elizabeth banished Lettice from courtGeorge alternates the novels chapters between Elizabeth and Lettice These two women were very much alike They were both ambitious brilliant gravely concerned about the future of their houses and powerful Despite that those traits shared blood Lettice was the grandniece of Anne Bolyenand agendas because of Lettice s marriage to Elizabeth s supposed lover and her son s efforts to power grab at court they were doomed to be enemies That s not to say that George has written just a historical frenemy novel The different narrators bring different perspectives to the detailed political and social events occurring during Elizabeth s reign that George covers Despite Margaret George s inspired decision to juxtapose Elizabeth and Lettice and to not tell Elizabeth s life story in a linear fashion the novel never comes alive It s uite disappointing In Elizabeth I George goes to g r e a t pains to write a relentlessly fact filled opus Unlike George s previous novels covering roughly the same period and family The Autobiography of Henry the VIII With Notes By His Fool Will Somers and Mary ueen of Scotland and the Isles Elizabeth I is essentially a humorless play by play imagining of the sovereign s daily planner over her lifetime George didn t leave a drop of her research out of this book and the reader pays the price

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Margaret George Ä 5 Free download Download à PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ä Margaret George Read & Download Elizabeth I And each vying to convince the reader of her own private vision of the truth about Elizabeth's character Their gripping drama is acted out at the height of the flowering of the Elizabethan age Shakespeare Marlowe Dudley Raleigh Drake all of them swirl through these pages as they swirled through the court and on the high seas This is a magnificent stay up all night page turner that is George's finest and most compelling novel and one that is sure to please readers of Alison Weir Philippa Gregory and Hilary Mante. Enjoyed this book tremendously Am not one who likes ueen Elizabeth I messed with so when I received this book as an anniversary present from my husband I was a bit skeptical No need so thoroughly steeped in history as to be acceptable to even the most proficient in the Tudor era George does let you know at the end what is historiography and what is fiction which as a former history teacher I appreciate can be so hard to dispel the history students pick up in Disney cartoons or Hollywood moviesThis is not for the faint of heart coming in at 641 pages and surprisingly only deals with Elizabeth s life from 1588 Remarkably only saw one noticeable error in printing where an a was left out of a sentence Commendable considering some books I have read that are so distracting because of errors it is a challenge to complete them The narration flips between Elizabeth and Lettice Knollys which works fairly well except for a fictional meeting at Hever Great historical novel of Elizabeth I would highly recommend it