Kristen Kristen's Comments (member since Nov 24, 2008)

Kristen's comments from the Tudor History Lovers group.

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9749 Tiffany wrote: "I just got back from Scotland last week, and got some books in Edinburgh. I saw eye to eye the portrait of Mary in the room she gave birth to James VI in Edinburgh Castle..."

I saw that room as well! It's been about 8 years since I was there, but I remember that it was a hell of a lot smaller than I would have expected. So cool, though, to see the place. :)

Alison Weir (335 new)
Dec 31, 2008 05:20AM

9749 I read I, Elizabeth by Rosalind Miles, which was all right. Weir has written a bio on Elizabeth but I haven't read it yet. A friend of mine read it, though, whose word I trust, and she told me it was informative and thorough, but written like a really boring history book. She didn't seem to think there was much flair in the telling, but I think I will reserve judgment for myself on that one. :)
Favorite Tudor? (459 new)
Nov 24, 2008 09:17AM

9749 My favorite Tudor is Elizabeth. I've always admired her for being such an independent woman in a time that was so male-dominated. She was diabolically clever. I always appreciate intelligence and wit in anyone, and to me she just had it in spades.

If we're referring to favorite wife, though, I'd have to say it's a tie between Anne Boleyn and Katherine of Aragon. I think Katherine was graceful, gracious, strong-basically everything a queen ought to be. Anne was dynamic and brought about a lot of changes. I think she was probably greatly misunderstood.

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