EBOOK or KINDLE (The King's Pleasure) BY Jean Plaidy


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    EBOOK or KINDLE (The King's Pleasure) BY Jean Plaidy Jean Plaidy ¹ 8 review Summary The King's Pleasure I realize that Plaidy takes creative license with most of her books but this one was really not correct histori

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    EBOOK or KINDLE (The King's Pleasure) BY Jean Plaidy Jean Plaidy ¹ 8 review Summary ´ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ¹ Jean Plaidy Nobody writes British historical fiction better than Jean Plaidy and this is one of her classicsFirst published in 1949 it is NOT AT ALL dated The style is engaging witty moving and brings the period and characters to life in such a brilliant

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    Jean Plaidy ¹ 8 review Summary ´ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ¹ Jean Plaidy EBOOK or KINDLE (The King's Pleasure) BY Jean Plaidy It’s hard to believe that this is a piece of history We get personal yet fictionalized looks into the lives of two of England’s most infamous ueens The first chapter begins around the year 1510 with Anne as a seven year old girl and ends

  4. says: Summary The King's Pleasure Jean Plaidy ¹ 8 review Summary ´ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ¹ Jean Plaidy

    EBOOK or KINDLE (The King's Pleasure) BY Jean Plaidy Jean Plaidy ¹ 8 review Summary ´ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ¹ Jean Plaidy This was the book that got me interested in the Tudors was back in the early 90s Who knows what Twilight esue literary phenoms were raging through my high school at the time but I was gobbling up Plaidy by the armfulI have no idea if I would like this book now as I've found Plaidy to be a bit dry in recent years but this book had me

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    EBOOK or KINDLE (The King's Pleasure) BY Jean Plaidy Summary The King's Pleasure More books about the Tudors Although to be fair this one was written in 1949 so I wouldn’t say it’s a part of the current Tudor craze As usual with such historical novels though it says it is a part of a series you can most certainly read them in any order you likeMurder Most Royal takes place during the reign of Henry VIII and it focuses on two of his wives Anne Boleyn and Catherine Howard who were cousi

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    EBOOK or KINDLE (The King's Pleasure) BY Jean Plaidy Jean Plaidy ¹ 8 review Summary ´ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ¹ Jean Plaidy Borrowed from Open LibraryThis is the second book by Jean Plaidy I read and I enjoyed it just as much as I did with the first The Lady in the TowerThe main characters are Anne Boleyn and Catherine Howard who were possibly the most tr

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    Summary The King's Pleasure EBOOK or KINDLE (The King's Pleasure) BY Jean Plaidy Summary ´ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ¹ Jean Plaidy Henry VIII managed to behead 2 of his 6 wives – Anne Boleyn and Catherine Howard cousins We’ve heard the story of Anne Boleyn in several of Plaidy’s novels already details remain fairly stable and this shows Plaidy’s firm grasp on the historical events of that time periodI was really looking forward to this novel and found myself greatly disappointed The story lingered in some places and rushed in others and the change in pace was d

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    Summary ´ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ¹ Jean Plaidy Jean Plaidy ¹ 8 review Summary The King's Pleasure His great weakness had its roots in his conscience He was what men called a religious man which in his case meant he was a superstitious man There was never a man less Christian; there was never one who made a greater show of piety He was cruel; he was brutal; he was pitiless This was his creed He was an egoist a megalomaniac; he saw himself not only as the centre of England but of the world In his own opinion everything he did

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    EBOOK or KINDLE (The King's Pleasure) BY Jean Plaidy Review I didn't like this one as much as The King's Great Matter because I felt that the story was far too abbreviated and there wasn't enough detail in either story It would have been better to look at Anne Boleyn's story in one book and Katherine Howard's in another so that their stories could be fully explored and explained I felt this was a major flaw but that what was written was well written and interesting if ab

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    EBOOK or KINDLE (The King's Pleasure) BY Jean Plaidy Summary ´ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ¹ Jean Plaidy I read this book years and years ago probably when I was in my teens so I'd forgotten almost everything about it and forgotten how good it isThe style is a bit oldfashioned but nevertheless it's a real page turner Although we can't know for certain how the characters really thought and felt Jean Plaidy does a

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The King's Pleasure review » 108 Oung beauty Before long Henry is lured away from his stale marriage to Katharine of Aragon But the new ueen Anne is not loved by the people and it is only a matter of time before Henry's patience runs o. His great weakness had its roots in his conscience He was what men called a religious man which in his case meant he was a superstitious man There was never a man less Christian there was never one who made a greater show of piety He was cruel he was brutal he was pitiless This was his creed He was an egoist a megalomaniac he saw himself not only as the centre of England but of the world In his own opinion everything he did was right he only needed time to see it in its right perspective and he would prove it to be right He took his strength from this belief in himself and as his belief was strong so was HenryOooh what a nasty piece of work that Henry VIII was The already unlikable character who we saw emerging in the previous book The King s Secret Matter becomes even detestable in Murder Most Royal as do some of his henchmen Having read about poor Katharine of Aragon s treatment by Henry and indirectly by Anne Boleyn I started off reading this book not being a huge Anne fan However on reading a bit about Anne I can t help feeling a little sorry for her especially when it seems that Henry allowed himself little dalliances with the women of the court but when Anne did the same not that they were of the same intensity as those of Henry VIII she is condemned to death It also seems that failure to produce a boy child was a cardinal sin to Henry and following her miscarriage Anne knew her time was up It s a shame that Henry didn t realise that the sex of a baby is determined by the father not the motherit was his fault all along However baby Elizabeth the future Good ueen Bess was the legacy of this unfortunate union and anyone familiar with English history will know how mighty a leader she turned out to be Look Nan This figure represents meand here is the King And here is Katharine This must be so since our initials are on them Nan tell me I do not look like that Look Nan do not turn away Here I am with my head cut offAs well as charting the rise and fall of Anne Boleyn Murder Most Royal follows the risue life of Henry s fifth wife Catherine Howard cousin of Anne Boleyn Not having been brought up in such privileged circumstances as Anne Catherine is sent to the Dowager Duchess of Norfolk s house where she grows up extremely fast amidst the wild and bawdy company of the other women and a couple of beaus The book describes Catherine s rise to Court as one of Anne of Cleves maids to being the new bride of the King and her downfall shortly afterwards eerily echoing that of her cousin Anne Boleyn He looked at her with smouldering eyes there were occasions when he could forget he was a king and put his hands about that little neck and press and press until there was no breath left in her But a king does not do murder others do it for him It was a uick thought that passed through his mind and was gone before he had time to realise it had been thereJane Seymour whom Henry married days after Anne Boleyn was beheaded and was the only wife who successfully provided Henry with a son and Anne of Cleves Henry s fourth wife are mentioned fleetingly in this book I admit to having laughed at the thought of the actual meeting of Henry and Anne of Cleves and the disgust that each felt at the sight of the other Needless to say a marriage annulment ensued which was a far from sombre occasion this was miraculous This was happiness That corpulent perspiring sullen angry spiteful wicked monster of a man was no longer her husband She need not live close to himShe was freeNever had Henry succeeded in making one of his wives so happy There are grim sections in this book where the different methods of torture are described and the agonies of Anne Boleyn and Catherine Howard s allies are described in detail as well as those of the monks and other traitors namely those people who disagreed with anything Henry said On finishing this book I can say that the characters with the boo factor were Henry VIII himself Jane Rochford Mary Lassels and Wriothesley the cruellest torturer Cranmer was a bit too simpering and sly The Dowager Duchess of Norfolk with her many snoozes and free use of the whip seemed to me a bit of a comic character although the punishment she wreaked on her victims was far from funny Some of the historical facts are a little on the inaccurate side for example Plaidy stated that Anne Boleyn was twenty nine when she was beheaded but other historical sources believe she was in her mid thirties but these niggles aside it is a fantastic read very engaging in fact I think this is the most dramatic Plaidy book I have read so far Oh those terrible Tudors

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The King's Pleasure review » 108 At the decadent French court of King François the young Anne Boleyn grows into an enigmatic and striking woman a temptation to many courtiers But whilst Anne's ambitions are high she has learned from h. Nobody writes British historical fiction better than Jean Plaidy and this is one of her classicsFirst published in 1949 it is NOT AT ALL dated The style is engaging witty moving and brings the period and characters to life in such a brilliant way A page turner which kept me reading late into toe nightPlaidy creates much multifaceted character much so than the books about Henry s wives by Phillipa Gregory and Susanna Dunn This is a far superior work to The Other Boleyn Girl in which Gregory demonizes Anne Boleyn and The Confession of Katherine Howard in which Dunn does a horrible hatchet job on Katherine HowardPlaidy presents Anne Boleyn as an intelligent passionate women capable of great love and loyalty she is heartbroken when her one true love Henry Percy 6th Earl of NorthumberlandShe can be ruthless and acts against Katherine of Aragon and against Princess Mary but we see Mary has is so filled with hate to ueen Anne a particularly gruesome passage where Princss Mary describes how she would like to torture Anne to a slow death a foretaste of her career as Bloody Mary when she took the throneHenry VIII is exposed as the cruel egotistical monster he clearly was though we begin by observing his passionate ardour for the dark haired beauty whose vivacity and polished manners have been auired during a spell with the French royal family When she returns to England she uickly attracts Henry s attentionOf course this love turns to venomous hate when Anne commits the fatal crime of bearing him a daughterThe most evil villain of the piece is no doubt Thomas Cromwell who in his malicious and dastardly conspiracy to destroy ueen Anne has court musician Thomas Smeaton hideously tortured until he is falsely forced to claim he had sex with her and to name a slew of loversAnd it is wonderful to read a sympathetic portrayal of Catherine Howard whose life is traced from her childhood her mothers death when she is a little girl and her move to stay at the mansion of her step grandmother the Dowager Duchess of NorfolkCatherine is revealed her as having a forgiving nature and always redy to belive the best of peopleI personally believe that Katherine Howard while indeed was a sexually promiscuous girl and perhaps simple had a loving heart which was why she loved than one manUltimately her past of having had several lovers before she married Henry was sued to depose and murder the unfortunate girlWhen we see the media and courts today in Britain excuse rape and even murder of young girls by Muslim rape gangs claiming that the girls are not innocent in cases when they were not previously virgins we have wonder how far England has really come since Henry s time or indeed that it came forward particularly since the 1960s in attitudes to women and their value as humans but has gone backwards in an effort to appease Islamization

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The King's Pleasure review » 108 Er sister's unfortunate reputation Unlike Mary Anne refuses to become even a King's mistressSo when Anne returns to the English court of Henry VIII it is the King who is led a dance by this mysterious y. More books about the Tudors Although to be fair this one was written in 1949 so I wouldn t say it s a part of the current Tudor craze As usual with such historical novels though it says it is a part of a series you can most certainly read them in any order you likeMurder Most Royal takes place during the reign of Henry VIII and it focuses on two of his wives Anne Boleyn and Catherine Howard who were cousins of one another As per usual if you have an understanding of history than the plot of the story is going to be predictable and familiar for you The story begins with Henry being dissatisfied with his current wife Katherine of Aragon who is by the way my favourite of Henry s six ueens Anne Boleyn catches the eye of the king but Anne is steadfast in her initial decision to not have anything to do with the king She has seen how her sister Mary Boleyn is treated by others after Henry has enjoyed her and then discarded her Henry is absolutely smitten though Eventually with her own love gone and lost Anne decides to embrace her ambitious side and be with the kingAs this is happening we also have young Catherine Howard beautiful and passionate She flits from lover to lover believing herself to be truly in love each time until someone better comes along She is proud that her cousin Anne is the soon to be ueen and never would have dreamed that one day she will be filling in Anne s shoesI think this is probably the most historically accurate Tudor novel I ve read yet That s not to say it s 100% historically accurate just that it s the most accurate I ve read so far I really enjoyed it especially being exposed to some historical figures and learning about them There s a whole slew of minor ones but also the characters of Catherine Howard and Anne of Cleves There s so few current novels that feature those two ueens Usually they are kind of glossed over or just mentioned in passing Although Anne of Cleves part in this novel is brief I finally got to be acuainted with her and Catherine Howard Of course their characters are the author Jean Plaidy s interpretation of them and it was a very likeable and enjoyable perspective of these two ladiesAs for Anne Boleyn I was pleasantly surprised that she was portrayed rather positively in this book It s so easy to portray Anne Boleyn in a negative light and a lot of current Tudor novels do indeed do that In this book Anne is not shown to be ambitious right from the start Anne is shown to be a clever witty and beautiful young lady She sees the way her sister ruined her reputation and she has no interest in following in her footsteps Anne is shown to be passionate and loving when she was with Henry Percy and devastated when they could not be together Believing that she will never have the happy love life she wanted she decides to answer the king s flirtations and begin scheming for power so she may hurt those who have ruined her chances for happinessThe funny thing with this novel is that although the book is supposed to be about Anne and Catherine I feel like it is disproportionately about Anne Boleyn Fair enough she is the exciting ueen and all It just felt a bit uneual while reading 80% of the book focused on Anne interspersed with bits and pieces about Catherine s childhood and lovers Then the last 20% when Anne dies focuses on Catherine but she freuently thinks about her tragic cousin Henry too also continuously thinks about Anne even as he takes new wives This book shows how deeply involved Henry was with Anne Boleyn and he could do nothing to remove her from his life even having her killedWith all that said I did not find this book to be a page turner as sometimes the passages can feel uite dry I wouldn t label this book as exciting but it definitely is emotional and full of drama Maybe it s just because I am so accustomed to reading about Henry and his wives now However for the most part it was a pleasant read and I truly enjoyed the different take on Anne Boleyn and Catherine Howard I definitely want to try out books by Jean Plaidy

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  • The King's Pleasure
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  • 13 May 2020
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