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The King's Curse by Philippa Gregory - may contain spoilers

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YonicScrewdriver Mon 13-Apr-15 07:57:50

Just finished this after being persuaded into giving PG a try by Buffy. Much preferred it to the Red and White Queen ones...

YonicScrewdriver Mon 13-Apr-15 08:05:14

It was really interesting to learn more about the life of the Countess of Salisbury (daughter of George, Duke of Clarence) as she isn't someone who has come up before in other things I've read about the period.

Wannabestepfordwife Mon 13-Apr-15 09:35:31

Am about 3/4 of the way through and really enjoying it at the minute. Phillipa Gregory really has no love for Henry VII

Wannabestepfordwife Mon 13-Apr-15 09:41:21

Tbh I have come to the conclusion PG is a Yorkist

YonicScrewdriver Mon 13-Apr-15 11:04:16

Yup, definite Yorkist!

I thought The Red Queen pretty antagonistic!

Wannabestepfordwife Mon 13-Apr-15 14:08:59

I wonder if she'll ever write a book about Margaret of Anjou- her portrayal was pretty scathing in the White queen and the Kingmakers Daughter.

Back to the Kings Curse I'm finding Margaret rather haughty and hard to warm to

MrsWooster Sun 03-May-15 08:54:07

I quite liked it BECAUSE of the haughtiness.. really disliked her coldness then it started to make it a bit more real and emphasise the real horror of the whole situation.

YonicScrewdriver Sun 03-May-15 09:07:13

You mean as a way to survive her own lack of control? Control whatever she could like the curtseying hierarchies?

YonicScrewdriver Sun 03-May-15 09:09:56

Oops, got confused! The above was Margaret Beaufort!

With Margaret, Countess of Salisbury, she had the most unquestionably royal blood in the country after her brother was executed, right? Amazing she survived as long as she did,

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