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Elizabeth the Beloved

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Published October 12th 1972 by Ballantine Books
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May 17, 2016 Heather rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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As an avid historical fiction reader, I've read a lot of books about various members of the Tudor dynasty. Surprisingly, though, there don't seem to be many books about Elizabeth of York. So I was pleasantly surprised to start reading this and realize it was not about Elizabeth I (yes, I didn't read what it was actually about before picking it up...cause it's about the I'm gonna read it). This book is actually about the life of Elizabeth of York, mother of Henry VIII, from practical ...more
Apr 10, 2016 Erin rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I hate to admit it, but the cover caught my eye and then the description reeled me in. Having read a ton of Tudor fiction, I don't think there can be a more tragic story than that of Elizabeth, Princess of York. Maureen Peters captures this very well as she unfolds the events of Elizabeth's life from her childhood to her death. I especially liked the interactions between Elizabeth and her siblings as they tended to reveal just how precarious her position as Queen really was.

On the other hand
I love a good historical novel so was happy to receive a free copy of this book to review and give my honest opinion. We are all familiar with the story of Edward, Richard and the Tudors but this novel takes the view from the Yorkist Princess, Elizabeth. The reader is transported back to the days of Edward's reign and untimely death. The imprisionment of the princes in the Tower and Richard's alleged involvement in their deaths, and the snatching of the Crown by the Tudors. There is much debate ...more
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review through NetGalley.

I've read a lot of historical fiction and this was my first novel about Henry VIII's mother, Elizabeth. The title of this book is Elizabeth the Beloved, which would lead one to believe that she would be the focus of the story, but I felt that there were significant parts of the book that really had nothing to do with her directly. The political struggles of the time were appropriately incorporated, but I had a real
This was a good book, but it just didn't keep my attention well. Elizabeth is such an interesting historical figure to me. She was a daughter of York turned Tudor queen. I think the book was nice in trying to tell her story but I felt sometimes it got off into politics or other areas that kind of dragged the story down.

**I received a copy from Netgalley and the publisher in exchange for a review**
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Aug 06, 2015 Paola Emilia rated it liked it
Altough I love historical fiction I didnt enjoy this like I expected. This book is about the first Tudor queen Elizabeth of York who married Henry VII after he killed in the battlefield the last plantagenet king.
Jul 10, 2010 DeAnn rated it liked it
Always love a great historical novel...based on some historical facts but the author really adds a lot of her own beliefs. Good story to learn about that time period...kept me entertained!
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also wrote as Veronica Black, Catherine Darby, Levanah Lloyd, Belinda Grey, Elizabeth Law, Judith Rothman, and Sharon Whitby.

Per Twentieth-Century Romance and Historical Writers, she was born in Caernarvon, Wales, on March 3, 1935, and was married and divorced twice; she has two sons and two daughters. In addition to the novels written under her own name, which were historical fiction, she also wr
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