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Riassunto: A KINGDOM FOR THE TAKING 1483: England has a new king - a mere boy - but who is to rule the kingdom until he comes of age? His ambitious mother, Queen Elizabeth Woodville, widow of King Edward IV, or his uncle, Richard, Duke of Gloucester?
Into this impasse steps the eloquent and charming Harry, Duke of Buckingham, Richard's cousin, but what are his true intentions? Here is Buckingham's personal account of that fateful summer when Gloucester became King Richard III. But of the two cousins, who is the statesman and who the villain?
In this novel, rich in intrigue, Isolde Martyn, author of Mistress to the Crown, draws Richard III and Buckingham, two of history's most enigmatic men, out from the shadows.
I set out originally some years ago to write a novel about Margaret Beaufort but a hand kept going up: 'What about me, miss? Write a novel about me.' The voice was Harry Stafford, Duke of Buckingham's.
I hope you will enjoy his story and it has been good to write a Wars of the Roses novel from a male viewpoint for a change. When I first began this book, I set out to create an absolute anti-hero. Trouble is authors have to keep the reader's empathy for the main character so he had to have a lot of likeable qualities, too, and the more I researched him, the more I could see why he made the decisions he did. Not always the right ones, I'm afraid.
If you think about it, all great men have flaws that can bring about their downfall. Consider Shakespeare's tragedies, and we only have to look at a lot of world leaders today. So many are corrupted by power that they haven't the greatness to step aside when they start failing to fulfill their people's hopes.
So here is political intrigue in abundance and I hope this novel may lift a candle to the events of 1483 and how Richard III became king. We may only conjecture what really happened back then and the jury is still out on who were the villains. Enjoy!
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Descrizione libro Isolde Martyn. Paperback. Condizione libro: Brand New. 1st edition. 286 pages. 9.06x5.98x1.02 inches. In Stock. Codice libro della libreria zk0987384600
Descrizione libro Isolde Martyn, 2013. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 987384600