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Margaret Campbell Barnes

3.85 of 5 Votes: 5
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Books by Margaret Campbell Barnes
Within the Hollow Crown: A Reluctant King, a Desperate Nation, and the Most Misunderstood Reign in History (1947)
3.74 of 5 Votes: 5
review 1: Six months ago I tried to read this book and abandoned it, I'm really pleased I decided to pick it up again. The much maligned Richard II is given a new life. There are so many what if's to consider. What if his father had have died when Richard was older, what if his uncles w...
My Lady of Cleves: A Novel of Henry VIII and Anne of Cleves (1946)
3.95 of 5 Votes: 3
review 1: The wives of Henry VIII have fascinated me for a long time, and Anne of Cleves is certainly one of my favorites. Of Henry's wives, she was truly the only one to escape and have anything approaching a normal life with the exception of Katherine Parr, his last wife, who outlived hi...
The Tudor Rose (2009)
3.72 of 5 Votes: 1
review 1: Tudor Rose describes the life of Elizabeth of York, the daughter of Edward iv and Elizabeth Woodville and mother of Henry viii . She marries Henry Tudor for dynastic reasons and was never in love with him. Henry Tudor is described as a cold miser only interested in making more mo...
Brief Gaudy Hour: A Novel of Anne Boleyn (1971)
3.9 of 5 Votes: 3
review 1: To be honest I almost put the book down after having read no more than a few pages.First Anne has a sixth finger and a step mother named Jocunda, not to mention the mole on her neck and so on. I realized only afterwards how this book had been written prior to the new historical f...
King's Fool: A Notorious King, His Six Wives, and the One Man Who Knew All Their Secrets (2009)
3.94 of 5 Votes: 2
review 1: This is a good book that covers a span of 20 years of King Henry VIII's court jester, Will Somers. It gives Will's point of view of what happens in Henry's life. It also tells Will's own story about love and life. It shows the close personal relationship that King Henry VIII h...
Tudor Rose (2009)
3.72 of 5 Votes: 4
review 1: My biggest complaint with this book is the writing style. According to other reviews, it was originally published over 50 years ago, so that might have something to do with it. But the dialogue itself, and more than that, the dialogue tags? Clumsy and incredibly distracting at ti...
Een enkel uur van klatergoud: de tragedie van Anna Boleyn (1971)
3.9 of 5 Votes: 5
review 1: The book starts with young Anne who is called to court by her father, telling her that she is to attend the King’s sister to France. Anne is excited to go and while in France she grows into beautiful woman who gets the attention of men. She also witnessed the love between Mary an...
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