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Post by Madeleine » Sun May 3rd, 2009, 5:12 pm

[quote=""Lauryn""]I always found that this story made me think of John Marshal, who (while not necessarily showing his equipment) told King Stephen he had the hammer and anvils to beget more and better sons than the young boy Stephen held hostage.
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yes I thought the same thing when I read that post! :D

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Post by LoveHistory » Sun May 3rd, 2009, 6:25 pm

Has anything been written from the perspective of Mary I of England?

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Post by chuck » Sun May 3rd, 2009, 7:05 pm

Wat Tyler's Rebellion...Walter "Wat Tyler has always intrigued me....I have not come across him and his Rebellion in a work of historical fiction....NF yes and A mention of him in the hilarious "Black Adder"....ie....somebody asks the Adder for the afternoon off,...Adder replies" Who do you think you are Wat Tyler?" "You can have the afternoon off when you die" .....Anyway I wish somebody would tell the story behind Wat's Tyler's Rebellion.....

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Post by annis » Sun May 3rd, 2009, 8:55 pm

Posted by LoveHistory
Has anything been written from the perspective of Mary I of England?
Suzannah Dunn has a recent novel out about Mary 1 called "The Queen's Sorrow"
I haven't read it myself, so don't know what it's like-- I think it's had a bit of a mixed reception.

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Post by boswellbaxter » Sun May 3rd, 2009, 11:06 pm

[quote=""LoveHistory""]Has anything been written from the perspective of Mary I of England?[/quote]

Jean Plaidy has written about her, and there's also a novel by Hilda Lewis called I Am Mary Tudor. I've read the Plaidy but not the Lewis.
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Post by Ariadne » Mon May 4th, 2009, 3:49 am

Julianne Lee's Her Mother's Daughter: A Novel of Queen Mary Tudor will be out at the end of this year.

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Post by Amanda » Mon May 4th, 2009, 6:18 am

[quote=""annis""]Posted by LoveHistory


Suzannah Dunn has a recent novel out about Mary 1 called "The Queen's Sorrow"
I haven't read it myself, so don't know what it's like-- I think it's had a bit of a mixed reception.[/quote]

As much as the back cover blurb makes it sound like this book is about Mary I, it really isn't. It is just set in London during her reign. She does make a few appearances. It is written from the POV of a member of Philip's Spanish entourage.

There are three books in the Hilda Lewis series about her. All of which I have on my shelves...unread though.

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Post by annis » Mon May 4th, 2009, 7:39 am

That's a bit annoying. The advertising for the book is quite deceptive- anything I've seen about it seems to indicate that it's about Mary herself.

What are the titles of the Hilda Lewis books, Amanda? It can be really hard to get synopses of older books, though I guessing that the one called "I Am Mary Tudor" might be one of them.

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Post by Amanda » Mon May 4th, 2009, 8:49 am

Hilda Lewis's Mary Tudor books:

I am Mary Tudor
Mary the Queen
Bloody Mary

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Post by diamondlil » Mon May 4th, 2009, 9:27 am

[quote=""chuck""]Wat Tyler's Rebellion...Walter "Wat Tyler has always intrigued me....I have not come across him and his Rebellion in a work of historical fiction....NF yes and A mention of him in the hilarious "Black Adder"....ie....somebody asks the Adder for the afternoon off,...Adder replies" Who do you think you are Wat Tyler?" "You can have the afternoon off when you die" .....Anyway I wish somebody would tell the story behind Wat's Tyler's Rebellion.....[/quote]

I've seen him mentioned before in HF, but I certainly don't recall any books where he was the main character.
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