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- Publication Date: July 17, 2018
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- Language: English
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Prince of York: A Story of Reginald Pole (Plantagenet Embers Novellas Book 3) Kindle Edition
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What a match he would have made for Queen Mary.
After enduring his mother's martyrdom and several attempts on his on life, Reginald finally returns to England as soon as Mary becomes Queen. Hoping to help his cousin reconcile with the Catholic Pope, Reginald believes this is what God has been planning for him.
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The author quite believably fleshes out a man of conscience and faith against a background of political and religious turmoil. As usual in a Samantha Wilcoxson novel, you suffer and feel with the character and every blow, every loss, every conflict is deeply experienced. Characters, however separated from the present by the vastness of history, are this author's strength. And what characters of history we meet here; some, like Michelangelo, I was familiar with while others, like Vittoria, were new and interesting to me.
Religious conflict has been touched on before in the author's past novels, but this novella gives readers an "on the ground" look at the dispute between Catholics and Protestants at the Council of Trent. Here we hear characters giving voice to reason, those who don't want to reason but merely argue and at least one character who takes his religious zeal to such an extreme that he would prefer to argue with fire rather than words. This polarized age of political and religious debate holds a mirror up to the political and religious dogma wars of our own times and that adds to the relevance and immediacy of the story.
Knowing that the author researches her stories deeply, I felt like I learned a lot about this historical figure and his connection to both the Vatican and the English throne, and how close he came to occupying either the position of pope or king of England.
This is a good, short read, well worth the time and the space in your physical or electronic bookshelf.