The King's Daughter
I hissed under my breath stabbing my needle through the silk.
The Plantagenets and Tudors made fascinating history and reading this fictionalization of Elizabeth of York's life made me want to learn more about Perkin Warbeck the so-called Pretender. The author's note which is nearly ten pages long was intriguing and I was happy that Sandra Worth included a family tree for reference.
I don't know if it is because I had such high expec ...more
The writing was clunky and awkward. Mostly modern language had strange, Shakespearean sentences sporadically sprinkled about for seemingly no reason. Though well researched, the insertion of history into Elizabeth's story usually consisted of the action grinding to a halt while Elizabeth (the book is written in 1st person) gives the reader the who's who ...more
The goodies were really really ...more
It is important to understand that author Sandra Worth was taking a chance here: many of the characters that appear in The King's Daughter (Elizabeth Woodville, Richard III, Henry VII, et al) have sharply divided both historians and histo ...more
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Um dos meus géneros literários favorito é o romance histórico e gosto sempre de ler um bom romance histórico, bem contextualizado, bem fundamentado, com personagens ricas e complexas, com uma linguagem apropriada e sem serem lamechas. Gosto de uma boa hist ...more
Goody-goody-2-shoes: Richard III, Edward IV, Elizabeth of York, Prince Arthur of Wales, anne Neville and kinda Henry VII
Baddy-Baddy-high-heels: elizabeth Woodville <3, Margaret Beaufort, Henry Duke of York, bishop Morton...
I m ...more
I was really hoping it would get better towards the end but not really. Always when I thought it got better, then it went down again. I did not like how young Henry VIII and Henry VII was portrayed or Rickhard III. Henrys were just too bad and Rickhard too good.
Dentro de todos os romances históricos que já tive o privilégio de ler, este não foi dos que mais gostei ou dos que retirei maior prazer em ler. Em termos de escrita esta não foi das melhores nem tão pouco das piores. A ação da narrativa foi rápid...more
Optei por ler este livro no início das minhas férias porque, como ia passar uns dias a Londres, lembrei-me de ler um livro com acção nessa cidade ou que tivesse relação com a história de Inglaterra. Uma vez que os senhores da Editora Planeta foram impecáveis comigo ao estabelecerem a parceria aqui com o blogue não hesitei e escolhi este livro!
Este livro retrata a vida de Isabel de York, filha de Eduard ...more
When Richard was killed in battle by the man who would become Henry VII, Elizabeth's heart was broken. She was forced to marry Henry because she embodied the end of the great Pl ...more
Initially I found this book hard to read. I didn't like how she used nick names for the characters so early on in the book. But as I read further I enjoyed it more than I thought I would. She put a lot of information i was familiar with in a new light.
This is my first book to read that was totally about Elizabeth. She was portrayed here as a very selfless individual who gave up her happiness for the good of her coun ...more
Elizabeth of York, daughter of King Edward IV, lived the life of a true princess of England. A beloved princess to her father, she finds that upon his death she is to be used as a political pawn by her ruthless mother. After her father’s death the world she was accustomed to no longer exists. Fleeing into the safety of the sanctuary with her mother and siblings after her fathers br ...more
This story is told in the first person throug ...more
This novel was about a family struggling through generation to gain power over all family members and including f ...more
Elizabeth, though the favorite daughter of the charismatic King Edward IV, her life is full of ...more
Richard III takes over as king after his brother and Elizabeth's father is killed. Richard ...more
The King's Daughter is told from the perspective of King Edward IV's daughter - Elizabeth. She starts her narration from her tender age of 5 and moves forward. There is a handy Family chart placed in the front of the book. I mus ...more