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Margaret Beaufort

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Brenna
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Margaret Beaufort

Post by Brenna » Thu March 22nd, 2012, 10:43 pm

Any good historical fiction novels regarding this lady? I downloaded a free sample of Elizabeth Norton's nonfiction book about her, but it seems a bit disjointed.
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Post by Susan » Thu March 22nd, 2012, 11:28 pm

[quote=""Brenna""]Any good historical fiction novels regarding this lady? I downloaded a free sample of Elizabeth Norton's nonfiction book about her, but it seems a bit disjointed.[/quote]

I hesitate to say that Philippa Gregory's The Red Queen is about her. I did like it better than The White Queen which was about Elizabeth Woodville.
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Post by boswellbaxter » Fri March 23rd, 2012, 1:04 am

Betty King wrote a series of novels about her, which I believe are out of print but are pretty easy to get used, or used to be in any case. I'd say they're better than The Red Queen, but they didn't make me jump up and down. There's one called Destiny's Child by Iris Gower which is pretty bad, I'm afraid, in terms of story-telling.

If you want nonfiction about her, the best book is Malcolm Underwood's and Michael Jones's biography.
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Post by annis » Fri March 23rd, 2012, 1:06 am

I found Betty King's novels The Lady Margaret and The King's Mother pretty pedestrian, and her one about Margaret of Anjou was positively boring - how she managed that given the subject I'm not sure!

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Post by TiciaRoma » Fri March 23rd, 2012, 1:30 am

Valerie Anand wrote a series called Bridges over Time. The Tudor period is chronicled in the third book, Women of Ashdon and Margaret Beaufort is one of the major players in the story. I have not read this, but have read and enjoyed several of her other HF books. You can find it used for under $4 on amazon.
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Post by sweetpotatoboy » Fri March 23rd, 2012, 7:54 am

She's a reasonably major character in "An Unknown Welshman" by Jean Stubbs (1972), which is about Henry VII. It's pretty good.

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Post by princess garnet » Fri March 23rd, 2012, 6:35 pm

She has some stage time in The Tudor Rose by Margaret Campbell Barnes. Two others: The Constant Princess by Philippa Gregory and To Hold the Crown (formerly titled Uneasy Lies the Head) by Jean Plaidy

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Post by SCW » Sun April 22nd, 2012, 10:57 am

I've always had a feeling that Margaret Beaufort would have been the mother-in-law from hell. (she seemed liked a difficult woman to please) I am sorry for being disrespectful but there you are.

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