The Tudor Rose



The Tudor Rose Two Princes Battle To Determine England S Destiny Whoever Wins Will Take Britain S Most Rightful Heir As His Bride And Her Kingdom For His Own On One Side Is Her Uncle Richard, The Last Plantagenet King, Whom She Fears To Be The Murderer Of Her Two Brothers, The Would Be Kings On The Other Is Henry Tudor, The Exiled Knight Can He Save Her From A Horrifying Marriage To A Cutthroat Soldier Thrust Into The Intrigue And Drama Of The War Of The Roses, Elizabeth Has A Country Within Her Grasp If She Can Find The Strength To Unite A Kingdom Torn Apart By A Thirst For Power A Richly Drawn Tale Of The Woman Who Launched One Of The Most Dramatic Dynasties England Has Ever Seen, The Tudor Rose Is A Vibrant, Imaginative Look At The Power Of A Queen.

10 thoughts on “The Tudor Rose

  1. says:

    Frankly, I went into this book not expecting to like it When I got interested in the Tudor books, the owner of our second hand bookstore told me that I should read Margaret Campbell Barnes who she regarded as the best Tudor author Being a book published in 1953, I expected it to be old fashioned with a lot of over descriptive waffle and wasn t really keen to look for it However recently a copy came my way and I read it last month.I really enjoyed it It was not old fashioned or over descripti Frankly, I went into this book not expecting to like it When I got interested in the Tudor books, the owner of our second hand bookstore told me that I should read Margaret Campbell Barnes who she regarded as the best Tudor author Being a book published in 1953, I expected it to be old fashioned with a lot of over descriptive waffle and wasn t really keen to look for it However recently a copy came my way and I read it last month.I really enjoyed it It was not old fashioned or over descriptive In fact it had a muchmodern feel to it like Philippa Gregory, with less description of every piece of clothing or building, which I found quite refreshing Our heroine here is Elizabeth of York, oldest daughter of King Edward IV, w...

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    There are few books about Elizabeth of York, so I was excited to find this one I thought this might be fluffy, like so many new Tudor books so imagine my surprise when I got to the end and realized it was originally published in 1953 That explains a lot The author covered lots of details and historical moments, but she didn t go into great detail, so knowing the history helps The only part she made sure to cover completely was The Battle of Bosworth which was a conversation between Elizab There are few books about Elizabeth of York, so I was excited to find this one I thought this might be fluffy, like so many new Tudor books so imagine my surprise when I got to the end and realized it was originally published in 1953 That explains a lot The author covered lots of details and historical moments, but she didn t go into great detail, so knowing the history helps The only part she made sure to cover completely was The Battle of Bosworth which was a conversation between Elizabeth and her court after the fact The story starts with Elizabeth s marriage preparations to the French Prince, followed by her father s death, her time in sanctuary, Richard s court and her life with Henry It s all here Lambert Simnel, Perkin Warbeck and Catherine of Aragon My only issues were name changes which the author mentioned in the beginning to help with confusion but since I know the cha...

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    It takes two to start a dynasty In regards to the Tudors, it took Henry VII and Elizabeth of York Sadly, not much is known about or at least not as discussed of Elizabeth of York A young, enigmatic woman with Plantagenet blood in her veins Elizabeth is a woman of courage and strength Margaret Campbell Barnes attempts to bring Elizabeth alive in The Tudor Rose Although it is certainly an attempt it isn t a bad one.The Tudor Rose has somewhat of a slow start Not the pace of the story per It takes two to start a dynasty In regards to the Tudors, it took Henry VII and Elizabeth of York Sadly, not much is known about or at least not as discussed of Elizabeth of York A young, enigmatic woman with Plantagenet blood in her veins Elizabeth is a woman of courage and strength Margaret Campbell Barnes attempts to bring Elizabeth alive in The Tudor Rose Although it is certainly an attempt it isn t a bad one.The Tudor Rose has somewhat of a slow start Not the pace of the story per se but the actual plot itself This did pick up as the novel progressed but the kick start didn t begin until approximately page 40 Although the novel s claim main character is Elizabeth of York, she hardly appears to have a voice in the beginning events and is weak in her presentation Margaret Campbell Barnes fails to enclose the reader with Elizabeth s rapport or insight into her deepest thoughts Simply, th...

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    I know I need to try to read books without getting my hackles up about the general hatred of Richard, but REALLY Where is there any historic evidence he was trying to hook up with his niece Nowhere, that s where.

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    Campbell Barnes begins the story of Elizabeth of York from 1483, when the French King breaks the betrothal contract between Elizabeth and his son Charles Through Elizabeth s eyes, we see history develop as she takes us through her father, Edward IV s death and its dire consequences The imprisonment of the two princes in the Tower Elizabeth s brothers by Richard of Gloucester s and later when he ceases the crown and becomes Richard III, the attempts on his life and eventual death at the hands Campbell Barnes begins the story of Elizabeth of York from 1483, when the French King breaks the betrothal contract between Elizabeth and his son Charles Through Elizabeth s eyes, we see history develop as she takes us through her father, Edward IV s death and its dire consequences The imprisonment of the two princes in the Tower Elizabeth s brothers by Richard of Gloucester s and later when he ceases the crown and becomes Richard III, the attempts on his life and eventual death at the hands of Henry of Richmond Through it all Elizabeth is a pawn between these two men Henry VII, the firs...

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    Elizabeth Plantagenet, daughter of Edward IV was also the sister of the two murdered princes in theTower Although she grieved for them all her life and was very curious about the impostors that turned up to disturb the peace of the first Tudor reign, she gave birth to four children who lived Arthur, who died soon after marrying Katherine Of Aragon, Margaret who was married the the King Of Scots, the future Henry VIII and Mary, who after marrying the aged French King then married for love.In thi Elizabeth Plantagenet, daughter of Edward IV was also the sister of the two murdered princes in theTower Although she grieved for them all her life and was very curious about the impostors that turned up to disturb the peace of the first Tudor reign, she gave birth to four children who lived Arthur, who died soon after marrying Katherine Of Aragon, Margaret who was married the the King Of Scots, the future Henry VIII and Mary, who after marrying the aged French King then married for love.In this book as in all the other books I have read about her, Henry Tudor pays little attention to her.In others, I read she didn t love him I keep wondering how do they know Is it because the couple left no love letters or we persist in seeing her state marriage as a loveless one I do not see how any writer knows what actually went on in privacy between a married couple They didn t even have the press pursuing them in those days The first Tudor Queen Elizabeth died in chil...

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    Elizabeth of York seems like such a sad, lonely person to me yet we can t forget how important she was to the future of England After all, Henry VIII who was not thought to be destined for the crown must have been influenced by her This book is a thoughtful exploration of her hopes and mostly disappointments, both through events and the deeds of people around her I was surprised at the beginning that she did not have a young girl s crush on Richard III, which I had seen referenced in many o Elizabeth of York seems like such a sad, lonely person to me yet we can t forget how important she was to the future of England After all, Henry VIII who was not thought to be destined for the crown must have been influenced by her This book is a thoughtful exploration of her hopes and mostly disappointments, both through events and the deeds of people around her I was surprised at the beginning that she did not have a young girl s crush on Richard III, which I had seen referenced in many other works No, the apparent scandal and not much of one, at that was generated by his interest in her rather than the other way around It kind of makessense, actually The rumor of the murders in the tower was pretty forcibly put forward in this book, and Elizabeth took it so seriously that s...

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    I didn t get too excited while I was reading this Tho based on an interesting woman in Tudor history, Elizabeth of York, the one that literally started a dynasty and gave birth to the scandalous Henry the Eighth, it fell flat Tho the premise, story, and historical accuracy is all well and good, the writing style is what ruined it for me Everything is told thru people s convsersations There is very little actual action Battles, happenings, scandals, rumors, and major historical details are r I didn t get too excited while I was reading this Tho based...

  9. says:

    A Tudor Rose, what a delightful book Ms Campbell jogs one s memory of history and in a delightful style, she tells the reader of the story of The Tudor Rose Of how the War of the Roses, one white and one red tore the English country apart It is the story of an arranged marriage which joined the two houses together to become the house of Tudor Very sad story, as English history is bloody and the story is of the life of Elizabeth, Queen of England, mother of Henry VIII The story starts o A Tudor Rose, what a delightful book Ms Campbell jogs one s memory of history and in a delightful sty...

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    So this is my interpretation of Elizabeth s obvious character change after reading this bookThat marriage to an unloving and business minded man like Henry squashed her Plantagenent spirit slowly and simply over the years Eventually she accepted the kind of woman and queen she needed to be for Henry, and became that person, as her personal sacrifice for the peace and prosperity of her country But I think she always held a glimmer of hope that things might change between her and Henry, and o So this is my interpretation of Elizabeth s obvious character change after reading this bookThat marriage to an unloving and business minded man like Henry squashed her Plantagenent spirit slowly and simply over the years Eventually she accepted the kind of woman and queen she needed to be for Henry, and became that person, as her personal sacrifice for the peace and prosperity of her country But I think she always held a glimmer of hope that things might ...

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