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What Are You Reading? July 2013

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Post by annis » Sun July 28th, 2013, 3:10 am

Posted by Misfit
--but why would Clarence's two kids be the "Warwick" children (to Elizabeth Woodville)?

Makes sense if it is Elizabeth Woodville speaking. She detested Warwick "the Kingmaker" and would see Clarence's sons as Warwick's grandsons - the result of Warwick's decison to support Clarence as a contender for the throne of England, rather than Edward of York (later IV), her husband. It was the irreparable rift caused by Edward's secret marriage to EW that led Warwick to take that step, and to marry his daughter Isabella to Clarence.

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Post by Misfit » Sun July 28th, 2013, 1:49 pm

[quote=""annis""]Posted by Misfit
--but why would Clarence's two kids be the "Warwick" children (to Elizabeth Woodville)?

Makes sense if it is Elizabeth Woodville speaking. She detested Warwick "the Kingmaker" and would see Clarence's sons as Warwick's grandsons - the result of Warwick's decison to support Clarence as a contender for the throne of England, rather than Edward of York (later IV), her husband. It was the irreparable rift caused by Edward's secret marriage to EW that led Warwick to take that step, and to marry his daughter Isabella to Clarence.[/quote]

Yeah, but in this book they are like loved relatives and from as far as I read, E is trying to protect them from Henry and Margareet B. *shrugs*

No way am I picking it back up to find out.

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Post by annis » Sun July 28th, 2013, 6:58 pm

Under Another Sky: Travels in Roman Britain by Charlotte Higgins (NF)- I've always been obssessed by Roman Britain - blame Rosemary Sutcliff! - and The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss (fantasy). Been meaning to read Rothfuss for ages and it ws worth the wait.

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Post by Lisa » Sun July 28th, 2013, 8:33 pm

About to start Brief Gaudy Hour by Margaret Campbell Barnes.

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Post by Nefret » Sun July 28th, 2013, 8:42 pm

[quote=""LadyB""]About to start Brief Gaudy Hour by Margaret Campbell Barnes.[/quote] Nice! I need to re-read that soon. (I'm still hoping that Isabella the Fair is re-issued.)
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Post by princess garnet » Sun July 28th, 2013, 8:50 pm

[quote=""LadyB""]About to start Brief Gaudy Hour by Margaret Campbell Barnes.[/quote]
Read that one last year. It's good.

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Post by boswellbaxter » Sun July 28th, 2013, 8:54 pm

I'm reading The White Princess, but I think I may bail soon and get Sarah Dunant's latest about the Borgia family.
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Post by Nefret » Sun July 28th, 2013, 9:06 pm

Who is the White Princess about again? If that is a white rose... somebody from York?
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Post by boswellbaxter » Sun July 28th, 2013, 9:09 pm

[quote=""Nefret""]Who is the White Princess about again? If that is a white rose... somebody from York?[/quote]

Elizabeth of York.
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Post by Nefret » Sun July 28th, 2013, 9:21 pm

[quote=""boswellbaxter""]Elizabeth of York.[/quote]


Oh. I have a Margaret Campbell Barnes novel about her. And a Jean Plaidy novel (which ended up being more about young Henry VIII.) Though I don't remember either of those novels being haunted by French water spirits.
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We have an urge to kill and our lust for blood has to be fulfilled
WE´LL FIGHT TILL THE END! And send our enemies straight to Hell!
- "Into Battle"
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