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What are you reading June 2012?

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Post by princess garnet » Fri June 8th, 2012, 7:40 pm

Queen of the Conquerer by Tracy Borman (NF)
Biography of Queen Matilda.

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Post by Margaret » Fri June 8th, 2012, 8:35 pm

Spinrad talks about writing Druid King in this interview:
http://www.dragonpage.com/2007/02/19...orman-spinrad/
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Post by Brenna » Fri June 8th, 2012, 8:43 pm

[quote=""boswellbaxter""]I think the notion that Anne had a stepmother has been disproved by recent historians. It was still current when Lofts and Jean Plaidy were writing, though.[/quote]

I just read that in another book too. Was it Margaret George's Henry VIII book? I think so. I would be interested to know for sure.
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Post by boswellbaxter » Fri June 8th, 2012, 9:47 pm

[quote=""Brenna""]I just read that in another book too. Was it Margaret George's Henry VIII book? I think so. I would be interested to know for sure.[/quote]

I don't remember if the stepmother story was in Margaret George's novel. It was debunked a number of years ago, and I don't know of any reputable historian who accepts it now.
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Post by lauragill » Sat June 9th, 2012, 1:57 am

Plodding through The King's Man by Pauline Gedge. I just want to shake Huy and make him DO something!

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Post by fljustice » Sat June 9th, 2012, 4:43 pm

Starting an Early Reader book A Galaxy of Immortal Women: The Yin Side of Chinese Civilization by Brian Griffith. Looking forward to learning more about Chinese goddess traditions. :)
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Post by Brenna » Sat June 9th, 2012, 5:04 pm

[quote=""boswellbaxter""]I don't remember if the stepmother story was in Margaret George's novel. It was debunked a number of years ago, and I don't know of any reputable historian who accepts it now.[/quote]

Good to know. Too bad Loft's describes Anne's and Mary's mother as a whore.
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Post by SonjaMarie » Sat June 9th, 2012, 5:37 pm

[quote=""Brenna""]Good to know. Too bad Loft's describes Anne's and Mary's mother as a whore.[/quote]

I just read Weir's book on Mary Boleyn and from what she wrote it seems that Elizabeth Boleyn may have had a some what bad reputation.

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Post by rockygirl » Sun June 10th, 2012, 12:27 am

Currently reading Becoming Marie Antoinette. About a third of the way through. Thoroughly enjoying it.

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Post by princess garnet » Sun June 10th, 2012, 6:55 pm

[quote=""boswellbaxter""]I think the notion that Anne had a stepmother has been disproved by recent historians. It was still current when Lofts and Jean Plaidy were writing, though.[/quote]
If I remember correctly, Margaret Campbell Barnes mentions a stepmother in Brief Gaudy Hour too.

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