This was a very good book It is the first
Plaidy that I Have Read I Love read I love fiction but read recent novels I liked her style and will readthat I have read I love historical fiction but read recent novels I liked her style and will read her books I will definitely read the other 2 books in this trilogy Plaidy made characters from the 1100s tangible though I did not like the Lion himself However she probably represented him fairly accurately or as accurately as an author can research represent a person who lived 900 years ago Obviously scrupulously researched for when it was written it nonetheless has a march of historical doom uality to it where it is clear that Plaidy is wedging in very amusing anecdote and important historical fact she can find and just kind of stringing them together Henry is a charming jerk EdithMatilda is obnoxiously virtuous I m guessing that most of her characterization came from a literal hagiography Kind of fun but kind of a slog at the same time This is not the first time I read this book Something about it made me keep itI know what it is as I used to be very romantic in my younger years and I hoped Henry would love Edith Atheling as much as she loved
him and abandon Nesta of Rys MarWell I m not as romantic nowThis is basically theand abandon Nesta of Rys MarWell I m not as romantic nowThis is basically the of Henry Beauclerc the youngest son of William the Conueror Henry was the one who should have been landless and without a title if fate hadn t worked in his favorOn his death bed the Conueror told him he would have all that his brothers had After the death of his oldest son Richard The Conueror had made of William Rufus his heir to the throne of England and his other son Robert Mathilda of Flanders favorite the heir to the Duchy of NormandyRufus a pederast wasn t well liked by his subjects as he kept taxing them and flaunting to them his lifestyle As for Robert he had none of the good sense of the Conueror to rule properly over Normandy let alone En If I m going to judge this novel based on the first in the trilogy The Bastard King then it fell short of my xpectations If I m going to judge this novel as a standalone Disappointing at best I love Plaidy but I was bored bored bored by this Nature s takin over my one track mindBelieve it or not you re in my heart all the timeAll the girls are sayin that you ll nd up a foolFor the time being baby live The death of the Conueror left three sons to inherit his power and his wealth Normandy for Robert England for Rufus and for Henry the youngest five thousand pounds of.
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a chorei amchoreI am interested in these characters however I would love a book on this ra if anyone could recommend oneGroup read starts July 28 Although I don t feel this second instalment in the Norman series is in the same league as the first I do still rate it highly I think there re too many Beyond the Cliffs of Kerry (Bold Women of the 18th Century, elements in The Lion of Justice which prevents this reader at least from being absorbed by say two or three key themes Perhaps the author would ve fared better to have focused on William II aka Rufus and his term as England s monarch rather than covering so wide a scope as certain plotlines feel rushed or underdevelopedOne storyline in particular I won t say which for fear of spoiling anything for people considering reading this novel felt anticlimactic For those who have read it I ll just state that I m referring to Nesta her cousin and Henry s later involvement A four book set rather than three would maybe have served better Either that or this novel should ve beenxtended by 100 pages or so It s also hard to get to know the main characters with such a lot of co stars involvedIn short I consider this a good read that has not realised its full potential Moving on life is too short for dry as dirt Plaidy Henry I was the youngest son of William the Conueror and and third of the Norman line of kings He succeeded his brother William II in 1100 Henry helped unite the
And Saxons Of EnglandFollowingSaxons of EnglandFollowing first in the Norman Trilogy by one of the most authors on English history Jean Plaidy to the corrupt and degenerate successor to William the Conueror William Rufus II who was killed in suspicious circumstances while hunting in the forest almost certainly an assassinationWilliam II became King in 1087 Lustful for power and openly homosexual he ruled with violence rather than strength The clergy denounced his brutality and his infringement on church rightsWilliams reign was covered by a power struggle with the Roman Catholic churchCovers the struggle between the sons of the Conueror William Henry and Rober. Rverse sexuality and contempt for the churchAnd Henry cleverest of all awaited his chance to fulfill his father's prophecy and assume the mantle of The Lion of Justice. Y my rules The Lion of Justice focuses on three of William the Conueror s sons William Rufus William II Robert duke of Normandy and Henry Henry I It tells the story of William II s brief reign his mysterious death in the forest and Henry I s reign In part the story is told through his ueen We meet the future ueen as a young woman named Edith She is royal the daughter of the king and ueen of Scotland She is also among the last of the Saxon royal dynasty The novel opens with Edith and her sister Mary going to a convent for safekeeping They have an aunt there who is convinced that Edith should take vows and become a nun Edith finds the idea repugnant Eually repugnant to her is marrying an old man of the William II s choosing There are two close calls before she is married to King Henry Readers definitely know of Henry than she does One other thing that you should know he makes her change her name to Matilda Matilda was his mother s nameThere is a good reason why I uoted Lou Christie s Lightin Strikes at the start of this review Henry I is depicted as arrogant and lusty and selfish He s repugnant And he s able to fool Matilda for several years at least She actually believes all his lines She actually trusts him He seems a bit surprised that there is any woman so gullible and naive to buy what he s saying He almost seems relieved when she
Confronts Him To Seehim to see it is the truth In my opinion the back of the book LIED Its description A DAZZLING PORTRAIT OF A MAN FOR WHOM COUNTLESS MISTRESSES WEREN T ENOUGH AND ONE GIRL WAS EVERYTHING Henry married Matilda because she was Saxon royalty It was a politically advantageous match for the kingdom s good He didn t dislike her But she was never his Porto Bello Gold everything I get the impression that women were completely interchangeable to him One being very much like another Did I like it It wasn t so much a matter of liking or not liking I found it uite readable I often found Henry infuriating and I suppose I thought a lot of conversations to Matilda not that she could hear me I am glad I read on in the series Anxcellent recounting of Henry I and Matilda I njoyed their story and loved learning about their lives A great historical fiction book 25 stars took me almost 2 weeks to read It was a fairly short. SilverThe three were natural rivals The feckless Robert lost his Norman dukedom in an orgy of impulsive xtravagance Red haired Rufus scandalized the court with his pe.