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- Publication Date: December 10, 2017
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- Language: English
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The King's Mother: Book Three of The Beaufort Chronicle (The Beaufort Chronicles 3) Kindle Edition
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I highly recommend the entire series, as well as Judith Arnopp's other books. Riveting read, all of them!
I was pleased to get some sense of the years between when Elizabeth Plantagenet dies and Margaret's own demise. That was definitely worth the read. Henry VIII is not a favorite of mine and apparently his father as well as his Grandmother, Margaret had misgivings about his reign. Premonitions perhaps?
The Beaufort Chronicle, all three books is well worth reading. The first two can be bought as one for $7.95 and then purchase this one. Enjoy!
This volume picks up the story of her life once son Henry becomes king. A powerful figure behind the throne, Margaret continues to be someone Henry relies on for strategy and political advice. Good thing too because the Tudors have their hands full in the early days of Henry’s reign. It was Margaret who negotiated Henry’s marriage to Elizabeth of York, thereby uniting the warring Lancaster and York factions of the Plantagenet dynasty, that had formed the basis for the War of the Roses. But despite this shrewd move, Henry continues to face challenges to his legitimacy as a monarch for years to come. And Margaret remains by his side throughout, supporting his claim with a resolute iron will and a deep understanding of the needs of the English people.
Arnopp’s portrait of Margaret is of a woman who has come into her own. She has finally become the most powerful woman in the land. And she performs her role well, demonstrating both considerable intelligence and piety. Her influence on the lives of her son, daughter-in-law, and grandchildren is unmatched. She also provided money for a significant expansion at Cambridge University.
One criticism I have of the book is that it has a somewhat abrupt ending. There is so much detail about her role while her son’s health declined, but much less about the influence that continued once he died. Still, this entire series is strongly recommended for Tudor fans since it provides such a rich portrait of an important woman in British royal history.
Judith ties up the series quite beautifully. I found myself in tears several times at the misfortune that shaped Margaret Beaufort. My heart broke against itself as Margaret watches the demise of her son. I could feel the heartbreak and the resolve of Margaret Beaufort.
Judith has the ability to place the reader right at the heart of the Tudor court and come away having seen Margaret Beaufort as a loving mother who was a rock for her son and England.
In a modern context I almost see Lady Margaret Beaufort as a "stage mother". She fought all her life for the dreams she had for her son,
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I like the way she presented the history