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    Parts of the beginning of this were very detailed history which I really enjoyed but very early on there was too much emphasis on sexual scenes It soon became overwhelming and I read uickly hunting for the historical details but they were few and far between I have read this author many times and have not been disappointed but this book sadly was a big let down for me It was an Advanced Reading copy In

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    After I finished reading this book I was left with much the same feelings that I'd had with Purdy's previous novel The Boleyn Wife there were so

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    The Tudor Throne by Brandy Purdy is another take on the history of England after the death of Henry VIII and his s

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    We all know the struggle between the ueen Mary and her half sister who would later become Elizabeth I We've see

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    I've been a Tudor fan since I was 12 during a visit to Hampton Court Palace I recently turned 31 and the infatuation remains strong as ever I'm halfway through my second reading of The Tudor Throne it's that damn good Purdy has a knack for details though its overdone in places especially when describing clothing I think

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    I enjoyed this book a lot It reminded me a bit of the movie Elizabeth with Cate Blanchett I liked that it was told through the eyes of Mary and Elizabeth It starts with the death of King Henry VIII and ends with Elizabeth finding out she will be ueen I would have liked it to go into Elizabeth's rule but there w

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    Utter trash Loaded with graphic but poorly written sex with nothing new to offer in terms of history Don't bother with this piece of garbage Don't bother

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    I received this novel from the author as a review copy for my blog Historical Fiction ObsessionOver the past several years I have r

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    My regular readers know I have strict standards where first person narrative is concerned I believe it should only be used if the voic

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    A Father shapes the destiny of his children a King shapes the destiny of his kingdom Henry VIII shaped bothAs Henry VIII laid on his deathbed attended by his wife Katherine Parr and his three children the world waited Henry speaking i

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Ers was palpable from the start Now reinstated Mary eventually assumes her place as ueen But as Mary's religious zeal evolves into a reign of terror young Elizabeth gains the people's favor Gripped by a tormenting paranoia Mary is soon convinced that her beloved Elizabeth is in fact her worst enemy And the virgin. I ve been a Tudor fan since I was 12 during a visit to Hampton Court Palace I recently turned 31 and the infatuation remains strong as ever I m halfway through my second reading of The Tudor Throne it s that damn good Purdy has a knack for details though its overdone in places especially when describing clothing I think her interpretation of Mary and Elizabeth is uite accurate theirs was a relationship that alternated between being loving and tumultuous and the reason for the discord actually had to do with circumstances past and present beyond their control The tribulations of Mary s life make her cling to her religion with unshakable devotion she s uick to demonize those on the other side Protestants for their fanaticism while failing to notice her own She was very much a woman of her day and I m sure if she d been born after The Church of England was established she would have been just as passionately Protestant Unfortunately her inflexibility mitigates against her she never uite masters the idea of tolerance as Elizabeth doesThe fact that Elizabeth even makes it to the throne at all is something of a miracle as she had three I m counting Lady Jane Grey in line ahead of her She learns as Purdy beautifully lays out that there is a game to be played at the Tudor court and that one must learn to play it uickly and well Elizabeth observes how the prominent women in her life to include her sister are treated by the men around them and wisely decides never to fully trust any man Of the two sisters she is endowed with the most temperance and common sense I think that since Elizabeth had the successful reign authors are inclined to depict her in a positive light So far I haven t seen many works of fiction extend the same to Mary as her good ualities were overshadowed by the burnings she ordered during her reign Purdy s is the most balanced portrayal of Mary I have seen in fiction outside of The ueen s Fool by Phillipa Gregory There s probably a degree of sexism at play here she was hardly the first monarch to order heretics to be burned at the stake yet that seems to be the aspect of her life that is most magnified by Tudor fans and historians alike In truth I think she was a complex and deeply misunderstood woman and I can t really fault her for her jealousy resentment and fury in light of what she enduredPurdy does justice to the other characters as well She portrays Thomas Seymour exactly as I believe he was handsome and charming on the one hand but also sickeningly ambitious and a predator His scenes with Elizabeth were well written but cringe worthy and that s kind of the point Five stars for sure I look forward to reading books by this author

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Al Elizabeth whose true love is her country must defy her tyrannical sister to make way for a new eraA brilliant portrait of the rule of Bloody Mary and her intricate relationship with Elizabeth I the adored Virgin ueen here is a riveting tale of one family's sordid and extraordinary chapter in the pages of histo. I received this novel from the author as a review copy for my blog Historical Fiction ObsessionOver the past several years I have read many books dealing with the Tudors Most of them have dealt with Anne Boleyn or Elizabeth Tudor and a few have been about Henry VIII s other five wives his sisters and his daughter Mary THE TUDOR THRONE however is the first Tudor novel that I have read that gives both Mary and Elizabeth Tudor s point of view together following their father s death All of the books that I have read about Elizabeth have mentioned Mary or even had Mary play a large part in the book or included Elizabeth in a book about Mary but never have I read a book that placed eual importance on both Mary and Elizabeth s point of views The novel was written as a first person account of their lives so the chapters alternated between Mary s point of view and Elizabeth s Although I have read their stories a hundred times from a hundred different books it was still a terrific novel that held my interest until the end Switching back and forth between the sister s perspectives enables the reader to really get to know both Mary and Elizabeth Their fears and insecurities come to light in a way that only a first person narrative can provide Both women were deeply affected by their father s treatment of their mothers and of women in general Any future relationships with the opposite sex are indirectly tainted by their father s treatment of women Both Mary and Elizabeth are frightened of and desperate for love Mary is desperate to find the love she lost from her father for so many years when she was young She easily succumbs to Philip of Spain s half hearted courtship of her and although she is the ueen of England she allows him to rule her as well as her country After taking care of herself guarding her emotions and having no one to lean on for so long she is than willing to put her life and love into Philip s hands though he is no way worth it Elizabeth turns out much differently when it comes to love and trust Rather than throw everything away for love and companionship as her sister did she puts up a wall around her that is impossible to penetrate She refuses to end up like her mother or any of the other women that her father loved passionately only to discard when bored angry or seeking an heir Elizabeth unlike Mary refuses to rely on anyone especially a man She wants to be her own woman and to make decisions for herself and for her country Years of sadness and loneliness had weakened Mary s resolve but it had strengthened Elizabeth s While both women were talented and extremely intelligent it will forever be Elizabeth who stands out in people s minds because of the idea of womanly strength and power that she stood forI would recommend this book to any reader who enjoys Tudor history While Ms Purdy did take creative license when it came to several parts of the book it was still a well researched Tudor novel I was impressed by what a uick and easy read it was There was never a dull moment and I was able to transport myself to Mary and Elizabeth s Tudor England every time I opened the book The fact that it was written in first person from both women s perspectives both before and after becoming ueen of England added to the enjoyment and excitement of this fascinating novel of historical fictionI without a doubt give this book five out of five stars

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In the wake of King Henry VIII's death England's throne is left in a precarious stateĀ—as is the peculiar relationship between his two daughters Mary the elder once treasured had been declared a bastard in favor of her flame haired half sister Elizabeth born of the doomed Anne Boleyn Yet the bond between the sist. The Tudor Throne by Brandy Purdy is another take on the history of England after the death of Henry VIII and his son Edward VI The story is basically about ueen Mary and Princess Elizabeth told in alternating chapters ueen Mary is the daughter of King Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon while Princess Elizabeth is the daughter of Henry VIII and ueen Anne Boleyn There always was animosity between the two sisters Mary s reign was successful at first as she pardoned those who were loyal to her and the Catholic religion She always managed to find a way to keep Elizabeth out of the limelight as Mary knew that the people of England did favor Elizabeth Mary decides that she needs to marry and she sets her sights on Phillip Prince of Spain especially after she sees a full portrait of him She finds herself in love but the English population were not happy with the thought of Spain being in a position of power in the Tudor court But Phillip does agree to marry Mary and after the marriage Mary becomes so obsessed with having a baby that there comes a time that she really believes that she is pregnant but as months go by and she goes way past the due date it becomes apparent to those around her that this was not so Mary became bitter after many failed pregnancys She was determined to restore England to the Catholic faith and to secure her throne from Protestant threats and as a result she had many Protestants burnt at the stake thus earning her the name Bloody Mary There were many plots to have Mary removed from the throne and to make Elizabeth ueen Elizabeth had spent time in various prisons including the Tower of London because Mary was afraid to have her at cour out of sight out of mind so to speakElizabeth s assension to the throne was not an easy one when young she was involved in a scandal with Thomas Seymour the husband of her father s last wife Catherine Parr There was a trial but nothing was proven but she was sent away by Catherine than likely to protect her from her husband Then there was the plot of Thomas Wyatt to overthrow Mary and put Elizabeth on the throne She was then imprisoned in the Tower of London but was released due to lack of proof and was sent to the country where she stayed until Mary s death At the age of 25 Elizabeth became ueen This book was one I hated to put down and I did enjoy it Just a bit different than other fictional accounts of these two great women of English history If you are a Tudor fan you may just want to add this book to your bookshelf