The Lady of the Rivers - Philippa Gregory Reviews
Description:ISBN 184737459X / Author: Philippa Gregory / Hardcover / 512 Pages / Book is published 2011-09-15 by Simon & Schuster Ltd
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by - written on 10/08/13 (Very useful, 40 readings)
'We stand hand-clasped, our faces quite blank, as if this were not a nightmare that tells me, as clearly as if it was written in letters of fire, what ending a girl may expect if she defies the rules of men. I am not only here to witness what happens to a heretic. I am here to witness what happens to a woman who thinks she knows more than men.' PLOT It is the year 1435. Jaquetta of Luxembourg is left a young and wealthy widow when her husband, the Duke of Bedford dies. It is not long before Jaquetta and Richard Woodville, the former Duke's squire, give in to their true feelings and marry, despite the royal court's disapproval. Jaquetta becomes ... Read the complete review
by - written on 24/04/13 (Very useful, 52 readings)
I'm a big fan of Philippa Gregory and have been for years, I tend to devour her books as soon as they're released but found myself disappointed by The Red Queen so I didn't rush to purchase the third instalment of The Cousins War series - in The Lady of the Rivers, however, Gregory has completely redeemed herself and I'd definitely say it's one of her best. The novel is from the viewpoint of Jacquetta, Duchess of Bedford who is a major player in the circle around the throne of England and the court of the delicate King Henry VI. She married young and was widowed not long afterwards, the marriage was a sham as the Duke wanted Jacquetta only to keep her as a ... Read the complete review
by - written on 15/11/11 (Very useful, 57 readings)
The Lady of the Rivers is the third novel in Philippa Gregory's Cousins at War trilogy, covering the stories of three of the women involved in the Wars of the Roses. The first novel, The White Queen, was about Elizabeth Woodville, Edward IV's Queen Consort; the second, The Red Queen, covered Margaret Beaufort, mother of the first Tudor king, Henry VII. Now in The Lady of the Rivers we go back in time to the story of Elizabeth's mother Jacquetta, firstly Duchess of Bedford, and then following the death of her husband, she marries Richard Woodville who becomes the first Earl Rivers. The Wars of the Roses is a fascinating and complex time in English history. The ... Read the complete review
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