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ueens of the Conuest review ì 103 read & download ueens of the Conuest Ogy and prejudice to reveal the lives of England’s ueens in the century after the Norman ConuestBeginning with Matilda of Flanders who supported William the Conueror in his invasion of England in 1066 and culminating in the turbulent life of the Empress Maud who claimed to be ueen of England in her own right and fought a bitter war to that end the five. A great thank you to Ms Alison Weir Ballantine Books and Netgalley for the free copy of this book in exchange for an unbiased reviewI m ecstatic about Weir s new ueen series with the first two novels released Katharine of Aragon and Anne Boleyn So when I heard of a new nonfiction release book one in a series I jumped at the chance to review it Weir is s touchstone of British history with in depth research and a fluid narrative style All of her books I have read both fiction and nonfiction have been written with meticulous care of the facts as well as a high entertainment valueSo starting out I m reminded that everyone is named Matilda I ve always found this era so confusing and rarely read about it But Weir does a stellar job at separating the ueens to minimize this effect Although the timelines of course do overlap it s easy to tell everyone apart by distinction The majority of the book delves into the Anarchy period mostly I m sure because that s the heaviest documented This was an exceptional educational experience for me I knew little about the Anglo Saxon ueens This was perfectly researched and written in a narrated style so it was easily enjoyed I didn t want to put the book down I look forward to the next in the series Sir Halmanac and the Crimson Star reveal the lives of England’s ueens in the century after the Norman ConuestBeginning with Matilda of Flanders who supported William the Conueror in his invasion of England in 1066 and culminating in the turbulent life of the Empress Maud who claimed to be ueen of England in her own Souls in the Great Machine right and fought a bitter war to that end the five. A great thank you to Ms Alison Weir Ballantine Books and Netgalley for the free copy of this book in exchange for an unbiased Judge Dredd Chronicles #19 reviewI m ecstatic about Weir s new ueen series with the first two novels THE WALLPAPER CHASE released Katharine of Aragon and Anne Boleyn So when I heard of a new nonfiction SpongeBob Mix Match release book one in a series I jumped at the chance to Rules of the Knife Fight review it Weir is s touchstone of British history with in depth Know What I Saw? research and a fluid narrative style All of her books I have The Goodbye Girl Vocal Selections read both fiction and nonfiction have been written with meticulous care of the facts as well as a high entertainment valueSo starting out I m Gunnin' For Love reminded that everyone is named Matilda I ve always found this era so confusing and MIA Hunter rarely Overlords of Atlantis and the Great Pyramid read about it But Weir does a stellar job at separating the ueens to minimize this effect Although the timelines of course do overlap it s easy to tell everyone apart by distinction The majority of the book delves into the Anarchy period mostly I m sure because that s the heaviest documented This was an exceptional educational experience for me I knew little about the Anglo Saxon ueens This was perfectly Magic and Mayhem researched and written in a narrated style so it was easily enjoyed I didn t want to put the book down I look forward to the next in the series

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Alison Weir is back with another well researched biography of English monarchy but takes a new and exciting approach Rather than a single biography of a past English monarch Weir turns her focus onto a collection of medieval ueens many of whom followed one another onto the throne In this first volume Weir turns her attention to the Norman ueens who shaped what would eventually become the Plantagenets a ruling dynasty all their own Remembering the time period beginning in the mid 11th century the reader must remember that these were not entirely independent rulers but also not the wet behind the ears women who nodded and curtsied towards their husbands Rather they were women who lived during the modern creation of the England that became a key part of the European realm Weir explores five key ueens who sought not only to support their husbands but vie for the English throne at a time when it was still unheard of for a woman to rise to power While there was always a strong political and monarchical struggle especially in pushing for the true role of primogeniture eldest child rather than solely eldest son within the realm the idea that ueens could be compassionate to their subjects begins to emerge From those who sought to build connections with the common folk to the ueens who would establish themselves as compassionate to the sick and dying Weir exemplifies these women as those who knew how to curry favour with the entire English populace and not solely those at court With additional focus on the genealogical connections between them the reader can see how some of these issues persist from one generation to the next and how bloodlines fuel battlegrounds for the true right to ascend the English Throne England fought a Civil War over the uestion of succession to the throne and lost a potential ueen Regnant who was not strong enough to vie for her blood right Fans of Weir s non fiction work may enjoy this piece rich in history and social commentary of the time as well as those with a curiosity in England s medieval monarchs I did enjoy it but find that this period in English history may precede the time period that fascinates me most Weir s work is surely an acuired taste as I have said to many people over the years She is one of the few authors I read who is able to write in both the non and fiction realms at an eually high calibre Her attention to detail and passion for the subject at hand appears in every book though some of her non fiction work can become uite detailed and therefore a little dry For me the subject matter usually plays a key role in what will draw me to the book and I fully admit that medieval history can be a little too far back in time to fully enthral me That being said Weir makes not only a valiant effort to show how older history can be exciting but also that there are strong ties to modern themes found in these early ueens The role of women in the English monarchy is a theme that Weir explores discussing the three types of ueens regnant consort and dowager and how history interpreted this when it came to certain members of the royal family As always primogeniture played a strong role in the understanding of who could ascend to the English Throne Her research is strong and helps propel the narrative of the piece in such a way to offer the reader something they must consider before blindly accepting what happened in history Weir does enjoy the minutiae which may not appeal to many but these fragments of information that may not have been seen or effectively pulled together before help to shape her strong arguments throughout While I remain baffled as to how Weir can effectively juggle two multi volume series simultaneously unrelated to one another I am eager to see where else she will go with this series I may return for another volume though my reticence is only the subject matter and not the uality of her writingKudos Madam Weir for such a wonderful introduction into this historical exploration of the early Norman ueens I can see there is much to say about them and you are the best person to be handed the reins Lovehate the review An ever growing collection of others appears at Book for All Seasons a different sort of Book Challenge Island of Fear and Other Science Fiction Stories romantic mythol. 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ueens of the Conuest review ì 103 read & download ueens of the Conuest Norman ueens emerge as hugely influential figures and fascinating charactersMuch than a series of individual biographies ueens of the Conuest is a seamless tale of interconnected lives and a rich portrait of English history in a time of flux In Alison Weir’s hands these five extraordinary women reclaim their rightful roles at the centre of English histo. The ueens and mistresses of English history are no strangers to the modern spotlight However this fascination tends to begin with the Plantagenet period and leaves the women of the Anglo Saxon and Norman Conuest living in a shadow Alison Weir aims to bring some attention to these vivacious female figures in ueens of the Conuest England s Medieval ueens Alison Weir takes a step in a different direction from her usual repertoire by focusing ueens of the Conuest on the Norman period of English history rather than her usual Plantagenet Tudor and some Stuart focus Weir immediately makes it clear that her work is not to be taken as a strict academic scholarly piece and serves as a narrative introduction into the lives of Matilda of Flanders Matilda Edith of Scotland Adeliza of Louvain Matilda of Boulogne and the Empress MaudWeir divides ueens of the Conuest chronologically with each section focusing on one woman at a time but also highlighting the interwoven connections Initially readers may be a bit apprehensive as Weir kicks off the text with speculative could have and would have statements akin to her recent lighter history pieces that have clearly been targeting the Average Joe pop history crowd However that aside Weir does slip back into her old ways with heavy research and sleuth work Yes some of the chapters are flimsier than others being that source materials concerning the ueens of this period are not numerous and thus not Weir s sole fault yet Weir successfully presents lesser known facts and information which are both entertaining and informative even to those familiar with the period and figures ueens of the Conuest is very easy to read but again is also uite informative Both novice and informed readers will find it useful That being said there are a couple errors that an editor somehow missed and Weir has a habit of going off on thick tangents which can be skipped Weir as her readers will attest likes to present details and all surrounding information which is great in the sense of truly getting a feel for the periodevents but also drags the pace and lessens the focus on the actual subject at hand ueens of the Conuest would be shorter in length had the volume been condensedAs ueens of the Conuest progresses the text gets stronger and cohesive This may be due to source material available or confidence on Weir s part perhaps a bit of both but whatever the cause it results in a stronger reading Speaking of length although ueens of the Conuest numbers into the 500 page count Weir composes short chapters which lessens the opportunity for readers to become overwhelmed The final uarter of ueens of the Conuest portraits the dramatic interactions between the Empress MaudGeoffrey Plantagenet and King StephenMatilda of Boulogne giving the text an exciting boost and making for a history lesson filled with intrigue and heightened readability It s obvious this is where Weir felt the most comfort in her coverage as it comes through the pages Weir fortifies ueens of the Conuest with block uotes and primary documents helping to strengthen the text Also notable is the absence of biases and snarky comments which have made appearances in recent Weir works and have no place in NF history Luckily Weir opted out this time aroundThe conclusion of ueens of the Conuest is nuanced with emotive power without being cheesy or too much like a eulogy Basically Weir ends on a solid note ueens of the Conuest includes two appendices consisting of a listexplanation of chronicle sources and original letters in full which truly offers readers glimpses into not only the beauty of letter writing and education of the period but also into the minds of the letter authors Weir also features a bibliography brief notes not heavily annotated and a section of photo color platesWeir s ueens of the Conuest is a directional look into the lives of ueens not oft mentioned and does present readers with a new refreshing view of the period The writing is readable not being heavily scholarly and academic in tone but still brings forth abundant information ueens of the Conuest is recommended for readers interested in the ueenship of English history Note My rating for ueens of the Conuest would be a solid 35 In lieu of half stars I rounded up to 4 generously