Cecily Neville Mother of Kings

Auteur: Amy Licence
  • Engels
  • Druk: 1
  • 9781445644806
  • juni 2015
  • Paperback
  • 336 pagina's
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Known to be proud, regal and beautiful, Cecily Neville was born in the year of the great English victory at Agincourt and survived long enough to witness the arrival of the future Henry VIII, her great-grandson. Her life spanned most of the fifteenth century. Cecily's marriage to Richard, Duke of York, was successful, even happy, and she travelled with him wherever his career dictated, bearing his children in England, Ireland and France, including the future Edward IV and Richard III. What was the substance behind her claim to be queen by right'? Would she indeed have made a good queen during these turbulent times? One of a huge family herself, Cecily would see two of her sons become kings of England, but the struggles that tore apart the Houses of Lancaster and York also turned brother against brother. Cecily's life cannot have been easy. Images of her dripping in jewels and holding her own alternative court' might belie the terrible heartache of seeing her descendants destroy each other. In attempting to be the family peacemaker, she frequently had to make heart-wrenching choices, yet these did not destroy her. She battled on, outliving her husband, friends, rivals and most of her children, to become one of the era's great survivors.

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This insight is so rare and so valuable ... a considered and scholarly account of the matriarch of the House of York' -- Philippa Gregory A long overdue biography of one of the most dramatic medieval heroines - vivid, very readable, and wonderfully detailed.' -- Sarah Gristwood, author of Blood Sisters: The Women Behind the Wars of the Roses

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    Largely based on prmary sources, well-written and refreshing conclusions are drawn about the question of Edward IV's paternity. A must-have for anyone who wants to understand the Wars of the Roses more closely and the matriarch of the House of York, who experienced this turbulent period of English history at first hand from the early beginning to the very, bitter end. This biography of Cecily Neville is a statement of Licences quality of research and her ability to use the smallest details, to complete the bigger picture. This portrait doesn't just focuses on Cecily's assumed pride or her extreme piety, it goes far beyond that.

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    Het hoofdpersonage verdient meer aandacht in de Britse geschiedenis

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Engels
Bindwijze
Paperback
Druk
1
Verschijningsdatum
juni 2015
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19,8 x 12,4 x 2,3 cm
Aantal pagina's
336 pagina's
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Nee

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Auteur
Amy Licence
Uitgever
Amberley Publishing

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9781445644806

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Mother of Kings
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