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The Lady of the Rivers Doc ☆ 5 pages Download È Philippa gregory Ð Jacuetta daughter of the Count of Luxembourg and kinswoman to half the royalty of Europe was married to the great Englishman John Duke of Bedford uncle to Henry VI Widowed at the age of 19 she took the extraordinary risk of marrying a Jacuetta daughter of the Count of Luxembourg and kinswoman to half the royalty of Europe was married to I have been fascinated by the Tudors and Plantagenets most of my life I knew the various kings and ueens as well as how they ascended to the throne But to focus on all the women behind the scenes and then in front of the scenes was a fantastic approach Definitely will continue this seriesThe setting and the descriptions are magical You feel transported to the time frame You are half in a bit of shock and a bit of concern all knowing some of this actually happened Of course some of it is fully made up but to know these people were real and these women gave birth to and raised Kings and ueens And some even became ueen themselvesI almost wish I could be a fly on a wall some 4oo years ago to see what was really going on About Me For those new to me or my reviews here's the scoop I read A LOT I write A LOT And now I blog A LOT First the book review goes on Goodreads and then I send it on over to my WordPress blog at where you'll also find TV Film reviews the revealing and introspective 365 Daily Challenge and lots of blogging about places I've visited all over the world And you can find all my social media profiles to get the details on the whowhatwhenwhere and my pictures Leave a comment and let me know what you think Vote in the poll and ratings Thanks for stopping by Note All written content is my original creation and copyrighted to me but the graphics and images were linked from other sites and belong to them Many thanks to their original creators

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Rdinary risk of marrying a gentleman of her household for love and then carved out a new life for hersel Where I got the book review galley from NetGalleyPhilippa Gregory takes a step back farther in time with The Lady of the Rivers; after exploring the lives of the various Tudor women in a succession of novels she now dives into the rich and complicated history of the Wars of the Roses This was a period in the 1400s in which two branches of the Plantagenet royal family struggled for power over England and various bits of France The protagonist in The Lady of the Rivers is Jacuetta of Luxembourg who is not generally a well known historical figure The story covers Jacuetta's life from adolescence to middle age and Gregory fans will realize that it ends with the beginning of Gregory's 2009 novel The White ueenI've been critical of Gregory's kings and ueens novels in the past mostly because I would like to see pure fiction from her but I enjoyed The Lady of the Rivers As usual though I did not find the protagonist particularly interesting; I felt that she was an observer of history rather than being a participant in it Of course in those days a noblewoman's role was to run the house and lands while the men fought Jacuetta does plenty of that and produce children Jacuetta had sixteen So maybe the impression of passivity that I received was due to the necessity of sticking fairly close to historical fact The bits of white magic that all of Gregory's heroines inevitably indulge in do not come across as exciting enough to compensate me for the lack of actionAnd yet there were some definite improvements over recent novels in the series For one thing Jacuetta gets to travel around uite a bit and even though she's not in the battles I did get a better sense of being near to the action than I usually do And the supporting cast was good; I particularly liked Margaret of Anjou Henry VI's ueen and I found the account of Henry VI's mental illness compelling There were several other memorable characters; in fact I now understand the Wars of the Roses a whole lot better So if you read historical fiction for the history you'll be satisfiedI'm not going to say much about Gregory's writing idiosyncracies here since what I was reading was a galley which had not even been edited for capitalization and paragraph layout; that surprised me I desperately want to send her the gift of a big bag of semicolons though Gregory is the undisputed ueen of the comma spliceOne last comment; I have been reading Gregory for years and am fascinated to note that the novels are getting less sensual as time goes on This one was PG ratedOverall impression a good Gregory and recommended for lovers of English history

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The Lady of the RiversThe great Englishman John Duke of Bedford uncle to Henry VI Widowed at the age of 19 she took the extrao I really did enjoy reading this Cousins War installment featuring Jacuetta The Lady Rivers even though each time I had to key the name of the book into Goodreads I typed “The Lady of Shallott” I'm a sucker for that poem My only grizzle is that being numbered Cousins War #3 you would think that it would be following in a chronological sense after The White ueen and The Red ueen but this is not so Currently the chronological order that these books should be read in is as shown on The Lady of the RiversThe Red ueenThe White ueenThe Kingmaker's DaughterThe White PrincessThe Last Rose The King's Curse not yet releasedNOTE where The Last Rose fits on this list is currently unknownBUT The books are numbered and show on Goodreads in publication order The White ueen Cousins War #1The Red ueen Cousins War #2The Lady of the Rivers Cousins War #3The Kingmaker's Daughter Cousins War #4The White Princess Cousins War #5The King's Curse Cousins War #6So if you follow the publication order like this foolish woman here did you're all out of order I didn't like leaping all over the place in time Personally I'd have liked to read the damn series in order Be warned about this anomaly if you haven't read this really interesting and entertaining series by Ms P Gregory yetOkay grizzle over 4★ PS You could not have kept me at a royal court in England in the 15th and 16th century for all the money in the world I like my head just where it is planted very firmly on my shoulders thank you very much