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The Red Queen (Cousins' War, Book 2) (utgåvan 2011)

av Philippa Gregory (Författare)

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Married to a man twice her age, quickly widowed, and a mother at only fourteen, Margaret Beaufort is determined to turn her lonely life into a triumph. She sets her heart on putting her son on the throne of England regardless of the cost to herself, England, and even her son. Disregarding rival heirs and the overwhelming power of the York dynasty, she names him Henry, like the king; sends him into exile; and pledges him in marriage to her enemy Elizabeth of York's daughter. As the political tides constantly move and shift, Margaret charts her own way through another loveless marriage, treacherous alliances and secret plots, always with her ultimate goal before her.… (mer)
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Titel:The Red Queen (Cousins' War, Book 2)
Författare:Philippa Gregory (Författare)
Info:Washington Square Press (2011), Edition: Illustrated, 432 pages
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Taggar:50 Book Challenge 2020, Tudor/Elizabethan Fiction, Historical Fiction, England Fiction, England, Fiction, British Fiction, Novel

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I will preface this by saying that Margaret was a more interesting protagonist the girls in the other two books. She didn't just sit around and wait for Stockholms syndrome or for things to happen, it really felt like the actually had a goal and was working towards it, making this the best book by this author I've read so far.

However, I still find her writing bland. It worked well when Margaret was a child but I felt like it should have evolved as she grew up and became more learned. It did not and retained the same blow by blow teenage diary feel with a few interesting events sprinkled in here and there.

I had no connection to her, as I haven't with any previous protagonist in this series and as I've read them out of order I found the ending to be a bit tedious as I already knew what was going to happen.

However, if I had to recommend a Phillippa Gregory book it would be this one as it has the most interesting character so far, even if she is a bit pious. ( )
  afrozenbookparadise | Apr 22, 2021 |
I tried to reread this but it's way worse than I remember. I just do not like My Lady the Queen's Mother Margaret. ( )
  LoisSusan | Dec 10, 2020 |
I thoroughly enjoyed this next book in the Cousins' War series, although I do believe it would have been better if I had read it as book 3 instead of book 2. Once again, Gregory makes these historical figures come alive in a way that is enjoyable and informative at the same time. I am getting a clearer understanding of this historical era through these books. ( )
  hobbitprincess | Nov 12, 2020 |
'We may be of the same family but that is the very reason why we are not friends, for we are rivals for the throne. What quarrels are worse than family quarrels? We may all be cousins; but they are of the house of York and we are of the house of Lancaster. Never forget it.'

PLOT

It is the year 1453. Margaret Beaufort, at nine years of age, dreams of a celibate life in service to God. But as the heiress to the red rose of Lancaster, Margaret cannot choose a life for herself, and she's forced into a marriage at the age of 12 to Edmund Tudor,a man twice her age and half-brother to King Henry VI.

Married for the purpose of conceiving a Tudor heir, Margaret gives birth to a son, at thirteen, who she names Henry. Margaret is determined to put her son on the throne, despite the strength of York, and concocts one of the greatest schemes of all time.


MY THOUGHTS

I devoured this book. I really enjoyed The White Queen, but for some reason, this book grabbed me even more. The White Queen intrigued me and gave me a real interest in this time period, so perhaps seeing the story from the side of Lancaster is what entrapped me in this book. Since the book is set over the same time frame as The White Queen, I knew most of the events that were going to take place. But seeing them from the other point of view, having an insight into the mystery of the disappearance of the princes in the tower, and an insight into the mysterious character that is Margaret Beaufort, really made this book difficult to put down.

At the end of The White Queen, we know that there is going to be a battle between Henry Tudor and King Richard III, but what we don't know is the outcome of the battle, as the book ends before the battle begins. The mystery is cleared up in this book, I won't say anymore or it will ruin the story, but this was the main reason why I loved this book and why it kept me gripped at all hours of the day.

I can't say that I really liked Margaret's character. She's certainly a strong woman, and she's definitely determined to fight for what she believes in. But at times, she was so conceited that she frustrated me. The cover model on the edition of the book that I read, has a very smug and superior look to her, so this was an accurate representation in my opinion.

That being said, I don't believe that Margaret would have been so insufferable had she not been forced into two marriages at a young age. As a young girl, she felt that she was special and that everyone should be able to see that she is special, since she believed that she was chosen by God and he sent her visions, but she wasn't a cruel person. Her mother drills into her from a young age, that although York are their cousins, they are also their enemies and Margaret should never forget that. Therefore, Margaret grows up with a strong belief that the house of Lancaster is superior, and she will stop at nothing to put her son on the throne, and become 'My Lady, the King's Mother.'

THE AUTHOR

Philippa Gregory continues to amaze me with this book, and has made me intrigued by the history behind her novels. I'm about to read the third book of the series 'The Lady of The Rivers', which focuses on Jacquetta, the mother of The White Queen. I'll be reading all of the books in the 'Cousins' War' series, and looking out for more fascinating books by Philippa Gregory. ( )
  Rebecca_Ross | Nov 2, 2020 |
Better than The White Queen (imho) but still difficult to digest, less so for Gregory's writing and research capabilities and more because the characters are just so horribly ambitious at the expense of everyone around them. A good way to learn more about the time period leading up to the popular Tudor years in English royal history. ( )
  jjpseattle | Aug 2, 2020 |
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The light of the open sky is brilliant after the darkness of the inner rooms. I blink and hear the roar of many voices. But this is not my army calling for me, this whisper growing to a rumble is not their roar of attack, the drumming of their swords on shields. The rippling noise of linen in the wind is not my embroidered angels and lilies against the sky, but cursed English standards in the triumphant May breeze. This is a different sort of roar from our beloved hymns, this is a howl of people hungry for death: my death.
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Married to a man twice her age, quickly widowed, and a mother at only fourteen, Margaret Beaufort is determined to turn her lonely life into a triumph. She sets her heart on putting her son on the throne of England regardless of the cost to herself, England, and even her son. Disregarding rival heirs and the overwhelming power of the York dynasty, she names him Henry, like the king; sends him into exile; and pledges him in marriage to her enemy Elizabeth of York's daughter. As the political tides constantly move and shift, Margaret charts her own way through another loveless marriage, treacherous alliances and secret plots, always with her ultimate goal before her.

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"Konspirationer och kallhamrade ambitioner. Margaret Beaufort är övertygad om att hon och hennes ätt, släkten Lancaster med en röd ros i vapenskölden, är satta att härska över England. Men Margarets ambitioner ignoreras, till och med av hennes egen mor. Sviken av alla och bortskickad till Wales för ett kärlekslöst äktenskap smider Margaret planer. Hennes son ska i alla fall inte glömmas bort. Hon bestämmer sig för att han en dag ska bli Englands kung, oavsett vad det kommer att kosta henne, England eller den lille pojken. I inbördeskriget som kallas rosornas krig stred två släkter mot varandra. I varje släkt fanns en mäktig kvinna, beredd att offra allt för Englands tron. Här får vi följa Margaret Beaufort - den röda drottningen."
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