Aug 24, 12
Read from August 22 to 24, 2012
I was probably spoiled by The Sunne in Splendor by Sharon Kay Penman and have a fondness for Anne, probably one of the lesser known Queens in English history. I didn't recognize these characters at all. George of Clarence as a poor, put-upon victim? Um, NO! Richard had no personality at all in this book and, love him or hate him, he is a very fascinating person in his own right historically. Princess Elizabeth as a spoiled brat? Doesn't fit with her historical portrayal as a kind, gentle woman who managed to charm even the eternally suspicious Henry VII. I usually like Philippa Gregory, but this is the worst book of hers I've read. Even the very historically inaccurate The Other Boleyn Girl was more entertaining.