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I didn't like the ending though, it ended unhappily and although this was real life, I would have liked to see Elizabeth more at peace and happy at the end. I went from happily enjoying the book to quite depressed. I also didn't like the author's interpretation of a famous historical mystery but of course that is historical fiction-the author can invent answers to what we do not know. Poor Margaret Beaufort gets the "evil mother in law treatment" once again and while historically the two woman may not have been BFFs, there did seem to be a friendship between them.
Another thing that bothered me is Elizabeth's blind willingness to trust Richard Iii, whom she has every reason to distrust but then when she suspects her loving husband of almost two decades of something, she immediately closes herself off to him. I also thought Elizabeth of York's "love" for her uncle, Richard III was way overdone. A small crush? Maybe. Willingness to marry whichever man, Richard or Henry, who would make her king? Possibly. But she's so in love with him and I wish all authors on this Queen didn't have to go there. There isn't any good evidence for it. I mean, how many times do I need to hear about Richard's arm muscles or green eyes? He WAS her uncle after all.Plus, let's face it, she had a lot of good reason to resent him.
The scenes with Henry and Elizabeth and their children were sweet.
So other than the end, which I didn't like, and the overdoing of the blind love for "Uncle Richard" the book was enjoyable and I really liked the love story between the royal couple. Just wish it had ended with Elizabeth more at peace, and happy with the life she had made as the first Tudor queen, as it made me sad that she did not in this interpretation.
Another I enjoyed was the frequent references to the deep faith of Elizabeth and her husband. Too often historical fictions seem to gloss over how devout the Medieval mind was, to appeal to a more modern audience but Henry and Elizabeth were sustained by their faith throughout their lives and this should be mentioned more. One has to wonder how Henry VIII's parents would take his later religious reforms...
But I must say, out of all of the novels on Elizabeth of York I have read, this was certainly the best one and I will recommend that my other history loving friends read it if they want a nice portrayal of this royal marriage.
Wilcoxson restored my historical bearings in this excellent work to reveal subtleties that might otherwise escape the readers of the 15th – 16th century romp of empires, kings, wars and contenders to the Crown.
The royal nexus surrounding Elizabeth Woodville, her daughter and the books topic Elizabeth of York, the murdered heir Princes in the Tower and her many children is a lightning rod for history readers. The fortitude of the Woodville women is mythically real.
Can there possibly be a more fascinatingly powerful and tragic story? Decide for yourself.
I could not put the book down.
Ms. Wilcoxson tells the story of Elizabeth of York from November 2, 1470, until her death February 11, 1503.
During this time, Elizabeth’s life bounces from despondency to joy. Her motto, Humble and Reverent, guides her through broken contract of marriage, death of her father, disappearance of her two brothers, her uncle Richard assuming the throne, death of her uncle, and marriage to Henry Tudor, and watching family and friends die.
This could be a very sad story, but it is not; rather this is a compelling story of a strong woman.