(E–pub) The Virgin's Lover by Philippa Gregory

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READ & DOWNLOAD ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ß Philippa Gregory CHARACTERS Õ The Virgin's Lover Of England is shaved and clipped to nothing as Elizabeth uncertainly leads her bankrupt country into a war that no one thinks can be wonThen someone acts in secret and for Elizabeth Dudley and the emerging kingdom nothing will be as plannedBlending historical fact with contemporary rumor Philippa Gregory has created a dark and tense novel of Tudor times which casts Elizabeth I in a light no one has suggested before Passionate fearful emotionally needy this is a ueen who will stop at nothi. Again my love for this author grows I have watched the movie Elizabeth a long time ago and really remembered none of itbut following the history from each book and building on all the events in these stories I have gained such a wealth of knowledge and appreciation for this period of historySince my knowledge of Elizabeth and her reign of power is very limited pretty much nonexistant I found her love affair with Dudley very intriguing especially after following The ueen s Fool and learning a bit of background of his early relations to the monarch and Elizabeth herself I felt this story developed futher into the details of his character In The ueen s Fool he is almost a likeable character and although he still has parts of him that draw you in throughout The Virgin s Lover Phillipa Gregory develops the story and the characters in such a way that you understand the reasoning and logic behind most all of their actions including the actions he ambitiously takes as well as those painful actions taken against him Although Dudley s motives are usually self serving the author does a brilliant job of humanizing each and every character so you can see the whole story as well as how each indiviual character may see it through their eyes You are made to feel such an expanse of emotion from utimate heartbreaking pity for the character Amy Dudley to such an appreciation for the cunning strength and intellect that William Cecil uses in order to keep the balance of the kingdom in check and ultimately sustained Again I would like to continue to develop my knowledge and research this amazing woman that reigned for so many years ueen Elizabeth This book gives such an insight into this woman that held and reigned in an empire solidly for so many years One fact I have dicovered clear than anything in my expolartion of these 5 novels is that the position of King or ueen is not one of comfort or joy for long in fact I may go as far to say it is not an enviable position at all I was sad to close that book although I hear she has another coming out this fall about Mary ueen of Scotsand a few other books that are definitely on my list of MUST READSuntil the next book ends happy reading

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The Virgin's Lover

READ & DOWNLOAD ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ß Philippa Gregory CHARACTERS Õ The Virgin's Lover From the author of The Other Boleyn Girl and The ueen's Fool comes a stunning portrait of the first perilous years of Elizabeth I's reignAs a new ueen Elizabeth faces two great dangers the French invasion of Scotland which threatens to put Mary ueen of Scots on her throne and her passion for the convicted traitor Robert DudleyBut Dudley is already married and his devoted wife Amy will never give him up least of all to an upstart Protestant Princess She refuses to set her beloved husband f. This book taught me something about myself I have to have someone to root for in fiction I was disgusted by the three main characters Elizabeth for her selfish destructive weakness Robert Dudley for his selfish destructive ambition and Lady Amy Dudley for her stupid pathetic devotion Even William Cecil who clearly fought every day for what he thought was best for his country was ultimately a smarmy man Why would I want to read about people who revolt me Especially when it s a fiction albeit well researched I kept going because I wanted to know the story the tidbits of history and culture and Gregory is a good writer And I kept hoping that someone would learn something that something edifying would emerge But all I learned is that I never want to rule a country which I was fairly certain of before reading this

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READ & DOWNLOAD ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ß Philippa Gregory CHARACTERS Õ The Virgin's Lover Ree to marry the ueen; but she cannot prevent him from becoming the favorite and the focus of the feverishly plotting pleasure seeking courtOthers too oppose the marriage but for very different reasons William Cecil the ueen's wisest counselor knows she must marry for policy; her uncle hates Dudley and swears he will be murder him first Behind the triangle of lovers the factions take up their places the Protestants the priests the assassins the diplomats and the moneymakers The very coin. AMY ROBSART WAS NOT ILLITERATE The historical record shows that she was well educated and there are letters that were preserved written in her own hand She also was the financial manager of the Robsart estate It bothers me that rather than relying on the historical record Gregory chose to portray Robsart as poorly educated flaky and with no money of her own in order to make her seem dependent on those that surrounded her Gregory also omits Robsart s visit to court in 1559 when she spent a month living in London I understand this is fiction but Gregory is playing wildly fast and loose hereIt also bothered me that none of the female protagonists in this book seem remotely capable of standing on their own two feet Robsart is dependent on everyone who comes along and is an absolute ninny and Elizabeth is always wailing to either Cecil or DudleyI kept reading to find out what would happen next so in that way it was engaging However there s not a character in here that you can root for save perhaps Cecil


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    (E–pub) The Virgin's Lover by Philippa Gregory This book taught me something about myself I have to have someone to root for in fiction I was disgusted by the three main

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    (E–pub) The Virgin's Lover by Philippa Gregory READ & DOWNLOAD ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ß Philippa Gregory Philippa Gregory ß 0 CHARACTERS The Virgin's Lover The Plantagenet and Tudor Novels #13 Philippa GregoryAs a new ueen Elizabeth I faces two great dangers The French threaten to invade Scotland But perilous still is her passion for the convicted traitor Robert Dudley Dudley is already married Amy his wife refuses to set her beloved husband free to marry the ueen but she cannot prevent him from becoming the favourite of the plotting pleasure seeking court Yet t

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    (E–pub) The Virgin's Lover by Philippa Gregory READ & DOWNLOAD ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ß Philippa Gregory CHARACTERS The Virgin's Lover First Instinct ReviewElizabeth Waaaaa I can't rule England without you Robert Come my Sweet I shall pet you and stroke you and rule you and call you GeorgeElizabeth Ooo Lord RobertMe Shut the hell upWith A Little More ThoughtThe verdict after reading The Other Boleyn Girl The Boleyn Inheritance The ueen's Fool a

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    Philippa Gregory ß 0 CHARACTERS READ & DOWNLOAD ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ß Philippa Gregory CHARACTERS The Virgin's Lover AMY ROBSART WAS NOT ILLITERATE The historical record shows that she was well educated and there are letters that were preserved written in her own hand She also was the financial manager of the Robsart estate It bothers me that rather than relying on the historical record Gregory chose to portray Robsart as poorly educated

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    (E–pub) The Virgin's Lover by Philippa Gregory This book absolutely enraged me I normally like Phillippa Gregory for a trashy historical read but what she did in this novel made m

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    READ & DOWNLOAD ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ß Philippa Gregory Philippa Gregory ß 0 CHARACTERS (E–pub) The Virgin's Lover by Philippa Gregory I love Gregory's books and was looking forward to this one because I love to read about Elizabeth I but I was a bit disappointed in the way she is portrayed in this version She comes across as a weak woman who i

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    (E–pub) The Virgin's Lover by Philippa Gregory Again my love for this author grows I have watched the movie Elizabeth a long time ago and really remembered none of itbut following the history from each book and building on all the events in these stories I ha

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    READ & DOWNLOAD ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ß Philippa Gregory Philippa Gregory ß 0 CHARACTERS (E–pub) The Virgin's Lover by Philippa Gregory This is one of the worst books I've ever read from one of my favorite authorsNow that that is out of my system let me begin I am a big Gregory fan The Other Boleyn Girl is one of my favorite novels However when a writer abandons filling in wh

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    (E–pub) The Virgin's Lover by Philippa Gregory This was on my summer reading list I read many of the other reviews I don't understand why this was one of the books for us to read I

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  • Paperback
  • 441
  • The Virgin's Lover
  • Philippa Gregory
  • English
  • 17 August 2019
  • 9780743269261