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The Tragedy of Richard II by William Shakespeare

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The children of Anne of York, countess of Surrey, all predeceased her. Share Flipboard Email. Jone Johnson Lewis has a Master of Divinity, and is a humanist clergy member and certified transformational coach. She has been involved in the women's movement since the late s. Anne of York and Henry Holland had one child, a daughter:. Anne Holland about - between and But Anne Holland died without any children. Second husband: Thomas St. Leger about - Leger January 14, - April 21, Leger's heirs inherited, by an Act of Parliament in , the Exeter estates which had been seized on her mother's behalf from her mother's first husband.

That Act gave a part of the inheritance to Richard Grey, one of Elizabeth Woodville's sons by her first marriage. Leger was promised in marriage to Thomas Grey, a grandson of Elizabeth Woodville as well as the son of the widower of Anne St. Leger's half-sister, Anne Holland. Leger eventually married, instead, George Manners, twelfth baron de Ros. Among Anne St. In those times, when king Henry was unfit to rule, his cousin and one of the most powerful nobles Richard of York stepped in and temporarily governed in his place. The rivals of the House of York, namely the faction lead b For the full review and more, visit my blog The Son of York tells the story of the transition from king Henry VI, whose reign has been particular unsteady as he suffered from a mysterious illness leaving him bed-bound and unfit to rule in irregular intervals, to king Edward IV.

This wariness was further increased as Richard proved to be an able leader and seemingly was more capable than the King himself. In this uncertain and heated environment Richard of York and his allies particularly his cousin the Earl of Warwick feel unjustly treated for their loyal service. In the Son of York, Richard regularly finds himself in the position to take arms against the Lancasters and the Queen in order to defend his position at court and his family.

Especially his two eldest sons Edward and Edmund are eager to prove themselves worthy of their House. In the erupting conflict, Edward earns a great reputation as a military strategist and diplomat when dealing with other noblemen.

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After both his father and younger brother Edmund are killed by the Lancasters, Edward directs his rage against his enemies and reaches out to defend his right to the throne of England. I really enjoyed the good narration of the historical facts, however the scenes described are rather short especially in the beginning. So, I felt like being on fast-forward through the historical events instead of being gripped by a well-laid-out story.

In particular, the dialogs seem too stiff and repetitive.

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Mostly these feature the events that have been described only too briefly in the story which made them rather unrealistic considering the turbulent environment, especially when the young children talk among themselves and with their mother. In conclusion, I really liked the different perspective on the Wars of the Roses, which is an exciting time of British history.

The narration was really good, even though too brief in places, which prevented me to be drawn into the story. While especially the development of the characters and their relationships, as well as the dialogs were rather weak, I still liked the book and believe it to be a good addition to the historical fiction genre covering this part of history. May 30, Melanie Murray rated it liked it. I enjoyed this book. It was nice to read a story centred on Richard, Duke of York. May 28, Alexandra rated it really liked it Shelves: netgalley.

If you're a fan of Philippa Gregory's writing, then Son of York is definitely for you. Licence's prose is swift and cinematic - she paints clear pictures of scenes and characters that could very well lend themselves to the screen. Her writing is very present and has a good sense of flow, and I appreciated how Licence often imparts historical information via dialogue - having us learn the latest court intrigues and alliances that will My thanks to the author and NetGalley for an ARC of this book.

Her writing is very present and has a good sense of flow, and I appreciated how Licence often imparts historical information via dialogue - having us learn the latest court intrigues and alliances that will shape the Yorkists' fate alongside the characters. In this very present and absorbing narration, we see how political winds shift at the slightest provocations, sending the Duke of York's family headlong into war against combatants supporting the ailing Henry VI and his powerful French queen, Margaret of Anjou.

Eventually, the two families' battle over dynastic claims shifts from debate in council chambers to combat in the field, and the Duke's eldest son Edward finds himself growing into manhood against this hostile backdrop. We witness him go from a boy shunning his lessons, to a teenager entering into an affair with a young married woman no doubt a precursor to his philandering ways later in life , to an exile in France, all the way to the head of his household back on English soil, leading armies to support his family's claim to the throne.

All the while, Licence's exploration of the relationship between Edward and his brother Edmund - younger by a year and growing up in Edward's shadow - really piqued my interest. Looming large in our cultural conscience are Edward's relationships with his other brothers - the ill-fated George, Duke of Clarence, and the infamous Richard III.

Like father, like son: Richard Plantagenet and Richard III

Yet, Licence pays careful attention to another fraternal story, shading the contrasts between Edmund and Edward. She illustrates nicely how two young men of differing temperaments approach a politically precarious situation, and how varyingly they respond to questions of inheritance, leadership, and eventually armed conflict. Indeed, the novel very well could have been called Sons of York. However, this is ultimately Edward's story, and as a study of a young man stepping into adulthood, and the royal role he was destined to play, Son of York is an enjoyable read that is tough to put down.

May 16, Susan Johnston rated it really liked it. Princess Fuzzypants here: Perhaps it is because I am a princess that I am fascinated by the last vestiges of the Plantagenets as the War of the Roses winds to an end. So much lately has been written about Richard III that disputes the popular misconceptions that were first told and retold by the victors, the Tudors.

Knowing on which side his bread was buttered, Shakespeare did much to reinforce the defamations of character. But it never would have come to Richard had not his father and his brothe Princess Fuzzypants here: Perhaps it is because I am a princess that I am fascinated by the last vestiges of the Plantagenets as the War of the Roses winds to an end.

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But it never would have come to Richard had not his father and his brother risked so much to make sure that their claims to the Throne were not usurped. This historical novel is based on the youth of Edward IV and his family. Like so many historically based stories, it is left to the reader to decide how much is true and how much is pure fiction.

No doubt however, much of what is written is based on fact. King Henry, when he was not completely out of. It, was a joke of a monarch. He was completely manipulated by his queen and her minions. Whoever happened to have his body at the time was declared his successor. It was only when the queen decided to destroy the House of York that arms were raised against Henry and Edward ascended the Throne.