The Red Queen - Philippa Gregory Reviews
Description:ISBN 1847374573 / Genre: Fiction / Author: Philippa Gregory / Hardcover / 400 Pages / Book is published 2010-08-19 by Simon & Schuster Ltd
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by - written on 07/09/11 (Very useful, 44 readings)
--Book Synopsis-- The second book in Philippa's stunning new trilogy, The Cousins War, brings to life the story of Margaret Beaufort, a shadowy and mysterious character in the first book of the series - The White Queen - but who now takes centre stage in the bitter struggle of The War of the Roses. The Red Queen tells the story of the child-bride of Edmund Tudor, who, although widowed in her early teens, uses her determination of character and wily plotting to infiltrate the house of York under the guise of loyal friend and servant, undermine the support for Richard III and ultimately ensure that her only son, Henry Tudor, triumphs as King of England. Through ... Read the complete review
by - written on 07/05/12 (Very useful, 52 readings)
This is a review of the 2010 book "The Red Queen" by Phillippa Gregory, an author whom I enjoy reading (but not back to back books by her). She writes fictional historical books based on true, usually Royalty based accounts. I didn't realise this was the second book in the trilogy and jumped straight in to book two but it didn't really spoil it as each book tells an account from a different person's view point. A bit about in the Red Queen, the book starts in Spring 1453, and this is during the War of the Roses between The Royal Houses of York and Lancashire. The main character is nine year old Margaret Beaufort who is pious and religious. She ... Read the complete review
by - written on 20/07/13 (Very useful, 40 readings)
'We may be of the same family but that is the very reason why we are not friends, for we are rivals for the throne. What quarrels are worse than family quarrels? We may all be cousins; but they are of the house of York and we are of the house of Lancaster. Never forget it.' PLOT It is the year 1453. Margaret Beaufort, at nine years of age, dreams of a celibate life in service to God. But as the heiress to the red rose of Lancaster, Margaret cannot choose a life for herself, and she's forced into a marriage at the age of 12 to Edmund Tudor,a man twice her age and half-brother to King Henry VI. Married for the purpose of conceiving a Tudor ... Read the complete review
by - written on 09/09/11 (Very useful, 29 readings)
Having read and recently reviewed 'The White Queen' by Philippa Gregory, I thought I should read the accompanying book, 'The Red Queen' which tells the same story but from a totally different viewpoint. As I mentioned in my previous review, I have been a fan of Philippa Gregory ever since reading 'The Other Boleyn Girl'. The Red Queen follows the story of the 'Cousins War', the time period in which the Plantagenets fought continually over the throne. Two opposing houses, the Lancasters and the Yorks though related as cousins, both sought to put their own heirs on the throne and England endured a tumultous period of fighting and betrayls. The book is set ... Read the complete review
by - written on 05/09/13 (Very useful, 9 readings)
I picked up 'The Red Queen' after reading its prequel, 'The White Queen', and following the BBC TV series, based on this series. While I enjoyed 'The White Queen', I thought there were some notable gaps in the story, and characters much neglected by the narrative, and so my hope was that 'The Red Queen' would fill in these gaps, and provide a fuller account of a fascinating period of British history. To some extent, this is what the book did, but there were other issues I had with it. The story covers a wider period of time than 'The White Queen' did. It begins during the reign of Henry VI, the king whose illness was the impetus for the Wars of the Roses. The ... Read the complete review
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