Tudor Queens of England

Tudor Queens of England An Intimate And Revealing Look At The Daily Lives And Responsibilities Of The Tudor Queens Of England From Elizabeth Of York, Wife Of Henry VII, The First Tudor Monarch, To Elizabeth I, Her Grand Daughter And The Last, The Tudor Queens Of England Delves Into The Secret Lives Of Some Of The Most Colorful And Dramatic Women In British History The Majority Of The Fourteen Queens Considered Here, From Catherine De Valois And Elizabeth Woodville To Elizabeth Of York, Jane Seymour And Catherine Parr, Were Consorts, The Wives Of Kings Although Less Frequently Examined Than Ruling Queens, Queen Consorts Played A Crucial And Central Role Within The Royal Court Their First Duty Was To Bear Children And Their Chastity Within Marriage Had To Be Above Reproach Any Suspicion Of Sexual Misconduct Would Cast Doubt On The Legitimacy Of Their Offspring Three Of These Women Margaret Of Anjou, Anne Boleyn And Catherine Howard Were Accused Of Such Conduct, And Two Were Tried And Executed A Queen Also Had To Contribute To Her Husband S Royal Image This Could Be Through Works Of Piety Or Through Humble Intercession It Could Also Be Through Her Fecundity Because The Fathering Of Many Children Was A Sign Of Virility And Of Divine Blessing A Queen Might Also Make A Tangible Contribution To Her Husband S Power With Her Marriage As The Symbol Of An International Diplomatic Agreement A Ruling Queen Was Very Different, Especially If She Was Married, Insofar As She Had To Fill The Roles Of Both King And Queen No Woman Could Be Both Martial And Virile, And At The Same Time Submissive And Supportive Mary I Solved This Problem In A Constitutional Sense But Never At The Personal Level Elizabeth I Sacrificed Motherhood By Not Marrying She Chose To Be Mysterious And Unattainable La Belle Dame Sans Merci In Later Life She Used Her Virginity To Symbolize The Integrity Of Her Realm And Her Subjects Remained Fascinated By Her Unorthodoxy How Did They Behave In And Out Of The Bedchamber How Powerful Were They As Patrons Of Learning And The Arts What Religious Views Did They Espouse And Why How Successful And Influential Were They From Convenient Accessory To Sovereign Lady The Role Of Queen Was Critical, Colorful, And Often Dramatic The Tudor Queens Of England Is The First Book Of Its Kind To Intimately Examine These Questions And. This was just a let down from beginning to end First thing that bothered me was the title that didn t really fit in with the content Tudor queens, yet he starts with the Lancaster queen Catherine of Valois Sure, she gave birth to the tudors, but still When you say Tudor queens I think of Elizabeth of York till Queen Elizabeth I And if you re going to start with Catherine of Valois and go all the way through, why skip Anne Neville Sure, she was largely an unknown and forgotten queen, but to This was just a let down from beginning to end First thing that bothered me was the title that didn t
From what I see, the book is targeted at people with a beginner to intermediate level of history From time to time it skips over important events that didn t directly involve the book s characters if I can call them such but influenced their lives one way or the other by saying it s well known how a particular event played out That s all good and well but then the author does some errors that jump out of the page in a book that should require at least minimal knowledge to read Example From what I see, the book is targeted at people with a beginner to intermediate level of history From time to time it skips over important events
David Loades book is a fascinating look at fourteen women from the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries who one way or another played a role in the British Monarchy The book looks at famous women of the period such as Catherine de Valois, Margaret of Anjou, Catherine of Aragon, Anne Boleyn, Mary I and Elizabeth I as well as many others I was quite fascinated with Loades book as although I have read quite a lot about the wives of Henry VIII I have read very little about the wom
This slim volume is not not quite what it proclaims to be Much of the book, especially the beginning, devotes text to the men in the lives of the queens being profiled Too much of the argument is sexist, good grief While Henry VIII s dynastic needs are discussed respectfully, Catherine Howard is called a slut and Mary Queen of Scots is described as frustrated by a woman s weakness This kind of inequitable handling of presumed sexual matters is biased, absurd, and deplorably inappropriate and This slim volume is not not quite what it proclaims to be Much of the book, especially the beginning, devotes text to the men in the lives of the queens being profiled Too much of the argument is sexist, good grief While Henry VIII s dynastic needs are discussed respectfully, Catherine Howard is called a slut and
Very disappointing This just doesn t work at all The choice of queens is strange, gusting bizarre Catharine de Valois OK maybe, at a pinch Margaret of Anjou and Elizabeth Woodville Why How do they fit by any stretch of the imagination into a treatise on Tudor queens If Loades is going to cover them, then where is Anne Neville I do not understand.The headings don t seem to work either If Anne Boleyn, Jane Seymour and Catherine Parr are to be under the umbrell
Let me copy the email I sent to the professor who assigned this text This book by Loades keeps getting worse and worse On page 168, he says that Henry Darnley s mother, Margaret Douglas, was the daughter of Eleanor, the younger sister of Frances Brandon, Duchess of Suffolk WHAT How the redacted does a mistake that massive get into print How does someone writing a book about Tudor Queens and as you said, stretching that to the frozen limit to start with NOT know that Margar Let me copy the email I sent to the professor who assigned this text This book by Loades keeps getting worse and worse On page 168, he says that Henry Darnley s mother, Margaret Douglas, was the daughter of Eleanor, the younger sister of Frances Brandon, Duchess of Suffolk WHAT How the redacted does a mistake that massive get into print How does s
ISBN 9780826434388General Subject s History Women Tudors Wars of the RosesTitle Not just Tudor Queens, goes back as far as Katherine of Valois, Margaret of Anjou and Elizabeth Woodville, so Wars of the Roses, really.General Analysis This book is a very quick read, and not very detailed It s good for a starter who doesn t know much about the period, but not much use for those who are looking for somethingdetailed He condenses three of Henry VIII s wives Anne Boleyn, Jan ISBN 9780826434388General Subject s History Women Tudors Wars of the RosesTitle Not just Tudor Queens, goes back as far as Katherine of Valois, Margaret of Anjou and Elizabeth Woodville, so Wars of the Roses, really.General Analysis This book is a very quick read, and not very detaile
Not a bad book, exactly, but a disappointing one Very basic, very general when it coudl have been a very interesting analysis of queenship in Early Modern England and especially in the Tudor dinasty But what confused me about the book is the queens it covers I was expecting the three queen regnant Jane Grey, Mary I and Elizabeth I and the seven queen consorts Elizabeth of York, Catherine of Aragon, Anne Boleyn, Jane Seymour, Anne of Cleves, Catherine Howard and Catherine Parr , so I was su Not a bad book, exactly, but a disappointing one Very basic, very general when it coudl have been a very interesting analysis of queenship in Early M
Oh, David Loades Sadly, you did not impress me with this piece of work.The concept of the Tudor Queens of England grabbed my attention instantly and I proceeded to prder the book from another library branch I have read tons of history books on female members of the royalty, mistresses, wives, etc Thus, even though I know most of the information, this book seemed perf
I would like to give this one 3.5 stars.I just finished this book, which is a quick but I would not say easy read It reads much like a text book and the print is teeny tiny The layout of the information is nice in that each chapter focuses on a Queen or two for aclear understanding of their roles and reputations This book offers a nice way to get a fairly good grasp of a large chunk of British Royal history in less than 250 pages, which is impressive in my mind But if someone is lookin I would like to give this one 3.5 stars.I just finish

[Epub] Tudor Queens of England  By David Loades – Rarefishingbooks.co.uk
  • Hardcover
  • 264 pages
  • Tudor Queens of England
  • David Loades
  • English
  • 04 April 2017
  • 184725019X