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“Here's another chapter in the Tudor Saga. This time we've experienced the story of The Red Queen, mother of Henry VII, Margaret Beaufort, Countess of Richmond.
In early childhood, Margaret was convinced that she was "Chosen by God" to do great things,like Joan of Arc.
When Margaret gave birth to her only child, Henry Tudor. She was once again convinced that its her God-granted "Destiny" to get her son on the throne.
Even though, she was a very difficult character. It was very interesting seeing court life and the power struggles during this time period through her eyes. I give it 3.5 stars ★★★”
“The War of the Roses through the eyes of Margaret Beaufort Tudor, mother Henry VII. Ambition, honor & love war with each other as Philippa Gregory continues the story began in The White Queen.”Celtic_Witch wrote this review Monday, November 4, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Good historical account of how Henry VII came to power and who his mother and father were”Patricia F wrote this review Sunday, September 22, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Sequel to The White Queen...The Red Queen is the tale of the same historical events but from the POV of Margaret Beaufort, Henry Tudor's mother. Much political plotting and treachery! A good read...fast paced and action packed!
“Another great book by Philippa Gregory. I hope she writes about King Henry VII and his wife Queen Elizabeth.”Gina A wrote this review Wednesday, August 28, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Odlična priča o pobožnoj ženi sa samo jednim ciljem.”Nehljudova wrote this review Wednesday, August 28, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Margaret is a perfect (anti)heroine. And Philippa Gregory is a QUEEN. Amazing.”Orlaya wrote this review Sunday, August 18, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“A quick read. I enjoyed it.”Fictionchick wrote this review Friday, August 2, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I buy Philippa Gregory books as they hit the book store and have a nice collection of hardback editions, but once purchased I tend to squirrel them away and only bring them out when I can't stand to wait any longer.
The Red Queen continues the story of the cousins war, and the women who were behind the men in this stunning Game of Thrones. Margaret Beaufort is the red queen, obsessively Lancastrian, she was determined to see her son ,Henry, crowned as King of England. She was prepared to do absolutely anything in her power to ease his path to the throne,and her steely determination is the trait which defines her.
But with great power comes responsibility and Philippa Gregory does an admirable job of explaining the political manoeuvring which went on during this volatile time in English history.Beautifully written and meticulously researched The Red Queen had me enthralled from beginning to end.”
“This is the second book in the Cousins War series, and I enjoyed it. Gregory is skilled in showing multi viewpoints of all her characters. The White Queen told the story of the war from Elizabeth Woodville's viewpoint, and the story of the princes in the tower. I ended up having a hard time warming up to Elizabeth, but I wasn't sure if that is just because of Gregory's writing style. This is Margaret Beauford's story, the mother of Henry Tudor, who she believes is the true king of England. Her feeling of entitlement is strengthened by her rabid faith, and visions of Joan of Arc to whom she compares herself. At the beginning of the story, I was very sympathetic to Margaret. Women had no say in how they live their life during this time, and they are simply seen as pawns on a chess board. She she married very young to a brute when all she wanted out of life was to be a nun and serve God. As she grows up, her struggles strengthen her belief that her son and herself are chosen by God to rule the thrown, and this makes her into a truly ruthless, unlikeable person. So, I understood how she became the way she was, but I didn't like her. She justified all her actions as guided by God. She made me like Elizabeth much more than when I read the White Queen! Anyway, her actions ended up being justified since she heralds the beginning of the Tudor dynasty. I will continue to read this series, although I might skip on to Elizabeth's daughter story.”Tamera wrote this review Monday, July 8, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No