Részletes és érdekes történelmi leírás volt Erzsébet trónra kerüléséig, de hiányzott belőle az a plusz, amit más irónőknél már tapasztaltam és szerettem. The prose is a bit flat, and perspectives jump around within a scene. Ova je knjiga jedan veoma opširan i vrlo zanimljiv povijesni roman o Elizabeti I, koji započinje u njenom djetinjstvu, a završava njenim usponom na tron. Catherine Parr shed her mourning attire indecently soon, according to many, and re-married Admiral Thomas Seymour, her first love. As in the biography, Weir has written engagingly she has abandoned the multiple-first-person device of Innocent Traitor , often drawing on period sources like letters or reports for the dialogue, and weaving in the perspectives of many characters, including Elizabeth, Henry, Kat Astley, Katherine Parr, Philip, and especially Mary who comes across as a bit flat, and in the end, unsympathetic.
I expected it to be a novel, but it turned out to be a non-fiction historical book which I thoroughly enjoyed. Very good book and well researched, but what else would you expect of Alison Weir. Maybe thats why,for me,her foray into another genre fell so flat. The story was internally consistent, if you can get past the historical errors which Weir of all people should not have made. Make a me want to read more,about the Tutors and EliZabeth in particular.
Weir documented the fictional liberties she took in the story but for the most part it was historically accurate and written in a very readable manner. There was even a part in the book that read just like a scene from the show almost verbatim. Aki nem olvasta még, ki ne hagyja! Do not get me wrong, I loved Gregory's The Other Boleyn Girl, but it had very little based on fact, it was made into an entirely different drama. Elizabeth, the Queen: This book begins as the young Elizabeth ascends the throne in the wake of her sister Mary's disastrous reign. Although so far my favourite Alison Weir is her book on Lancaster and York, this is still a captivating listen. From her youth among Hollywood's elite and her early film career to the challenges and triumphs of her life today, Jane Fonda reveals intimate details and universal truths.
An interesting read without that part of the book. Anyone familiar with Elizabeth will know how these events eventually turn out yet Ms. I almost gave up on it several times and now that I've finished it, I really wish I had. I can't recommend it highly enough. Compared to Philippa Gregory come on, these are two of the top writers in this genre , Weir An easy and enjoyable read, though at times the narration does get tedious. Elizabeth was with little doubt a pivotal figure in the history of Europe and defining leader in the development of what was to become Great Britain.
Once again as I am not a historian I can not vouch for this, but as a reader and lover of history I would like to think that this is true. Even though I've read many books on the subject and know the story, it showed it to me from a different angle, and added a lot to my understanding of the frame of mind of the main character, Elizabeth I, and others around her. Since I'm an avid Anglophile, I couldn't resist this book. La Parr è quella che conosciamo di più, visto che ad Enrico sopravvisse e per un po' si occupò della giovane Elisabetta: una donna amabile, ma così. This woman knew as a child that she wanted to rule. A scandal ensued, and Elizabeth faced an outraged council to defend her purity.
In the edition of the book I have there is an interview with Weir where at the end she does shows the reader what parts of the story she has added in. Che ha molto, moltissimo senso, ma alla terza volta che la tremenda minaccia si affronta facendo buon viso a cattivo gioco e stando chiusi in casa, inizio a chiedermi se - in effetti - non ci sia un motivo se questa parte della vita di Elisabetta non è mai al centro dell'attenzione. All that I guess is supposed to be scandalous, I already knew. The author describes a child attuned to the dangers of court life, frequently chastened by her changing fortunes, sometimes nearly undone by an uncertain fate and no one to trust, save a few loyal souls. It also talks about how he sexually harassed her until he finally bedded her. It is an amazing story, filled not only with some very interesting and unique characters with fascinating personalities, but al Since I'm an avid Anglophile, I couldn't resist this book. Davina Porter could read the phone book and I'd listen to her.
While Gregory tends to get rather tedious with her stories and focuses on sex, Weir is more interested in building a plot that moves along with every sentence. Weir also has the tendency to tell us what we already know - a character reacts negatively to a rival, for example, and then we are told that she doesn't like her. The novel starts off slowly - I found the first third of the book rather heavy going - and there are occasional, and distracting, changes in character point of view mid-page, sometimes mid-paragraph. Tudván azt, h az író ugyan élt a lehetőséggel, és néhol mese került a valóság elemei közé, mégis, mint történész, tárja elénk eme remek asszony viszontagságos útját az angol trónig. The teller jumps from character to character, providing us with information about motives and interests, but failing in its most important task - Elizabeth stays impenetrable like a very official version of herself.
She currently lives in Surrey, England, with her two children. Why must something bad happen for her to feel that way? Durante l'infanzia Maria è l'adorata sorella maggiore, mentre noi vediamo il suo turbamento e la lotta per staccare l'identità della sorellina da quella dell'odiata Anna Bolena, e come, una volta adulte, una volta scomparsa l'innocenza infantile, per Maria sia sempre più difficile conciliare l'affetto per la sorella con le sue scelte religiose, e il suo cercare di servire due padroni marito e Inghilterra una volta salita sul trono spesso si riflette in scarsa pazienza verso una sorella indomabile. I've read several of Alison Weir's history books and, although I often disagree with her portrayal of events and people, I have generally found them to be well written and quite enjoyable. Author Alison Weir is first and foremost a nonfiction writer, who is an expert on Tudor England. I feel that, in very different times, she would have found a card to play, equally clever and appropriate as the ones she played in sixteenth century England.
Or if you're a total Elizabeth freak. A great many novels have been written about Elizabeth I, and still the market is not yet satiated. I enjoyed the history of the book, but I felt that several events kept repeating themselves, which got a little tedious to hear. However, excellent writing and research more than make up for any minor qualms I had. Did she string along her suitors for diplomatic reasons? I haven't done extensive research into the subject, but I'm sure that as a historian whose expertise is in the Tudor dynasty, Weir has written a book that is historically accurate yet also enjoyable for a wider audience who does not necessarily have a deep understanding on Elizabeth I's life or the time period in which she lived.
Mary lay in bed, watching the summer moonlight streaming through the open casement. No, it's much too long! Joining in like cause when they are illegitimized after Edward's birth, the emotional ties between the sisters are as profound as they are disturbing, veering from deep affection to threat, depending on the circumstances in the court. The problem with academics writing fiction is they lack imagination. And apropos of the latter: if you're the kind of reader who objects to an author playing fast and loose with biography, then pass over this book. Weir published The Marriage Game, a historical novel featuring Elizabeth I and , in June 2014. This was an age that witnessed a growth in diplomacy and the spread of the printed word.