The Kingmaker's Daughter

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Vikasmehta says:
Working my way through the Cousin's War series by Philippa Gregory and although I was very impressed with the Lady of the Rivers, the White Queen and the Red Queen, the Kingmaker's Daughter is my favorite so far. I really felt connected to the story and felt for Anne Neville and the unfortunate circumstances she found herself in throughout her life. Girl could not catch a break. And of course I'm a sucker for any novel that paints Richard III in a positive light. Now on the White Princess.
Bronzesugar says:
This is an interesting and well thought out portrayal of two of my favorite historical people, Richard III and his wife, Anne Neville, mainly about Anne. Ms. Gregory has definitely earned my respect for not being taken in by the Shakespearean approach trashing Richard, and she has also fleshed out Anne and given her more spirit, so to speak. She has managed to "get inside" Anne's head and has her take control of her situation, also raising some very interesting possibi
...lities about some of the mysteries surrounding this era, such as the death of George, Duke of Clarence, drowning in a vat of malmsey, King Edward IV's wife, Elizabeth Woodville's involvement in witchcraft, and of course, the presumed death of the two princes in the Tower. All things considered, it is an excellent book, definitely her best yet!MoreLess
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Guest a year ago

I completed this just yesterday .after I completed this novel all l could do was just to thank god that I was born in 21st centuary where men and women have there own rights and freedom .its really a beautiful story ,loved it for sure..

Guest 2 months ago

Richard sees for the SECOND time that a dish of food intende for his wife , is eaten by a dog which died, positively from poison and cares nothing about it, not even to investigate to find the poisoner and track down from where the poison and the instructions came from.

Guest 2 months ago

From the time that Richard has gone to the former Queen to ask if she knew where the 2 boys were, the writer's depiction of Richard has shown very uneven, contrary , and uncertain manner. Shrugging off issues positively dangerous to himself, trusting Thomas Stanley with to be a jailer to his wife, which is the utmost folly even for a half-wit, Allowing the former Queen to be in the custody of his trusted friend whom he can see is being speedily beguiled by her and over complaisant.

He seems to care nothing for these looming dangers.
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Guest 5 years ago

very good. I think I preferred this to the White Princess which was my first book. The characterisation is more varied and Anne is stronger than Elizabeth. Richard really is scummy.

Guest 2 months ago

It was Anne Beauchamp, wife of the Duke of Warwick who had the 2 daughters. Cecily Neville was the mother of, amongst others, Kings Edward 4th and Richard 2rd.as well as Anne of Burgundy.

Edgar G. a year ago

I don't know where this writer got he information from, about the number of children that Cecily Neville had. Isabel has just said that she only had two children Isabel and Anne. This is absolutely untrue. She had TWELVE children, one of whom was killed with her husband the Duke of York. There were about 4 who dies either at birth or shortly after. This was very common then women were conceiving like brood mares every year, so many children died at birth as did many wives.
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Guest 7 years ago

A good story that flows easily. Told from the viewpoint of two sisters who have both been pawns in their father's ambition. Beautiful attention to historical detail.

Guest 7 years ago

Though at times it felt a little rushed, overall turned out to be a good and enjoyable read.

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