Cs was meant to appeal to a younger audience Even "the style of writing was very simple like a young adult novel However my library had this book in the " style of writing was very simple like a young adult novel However my library had this book in the fiction section I m not saying that I islike or would not read all young adult fiction but if this was in that genre it wasn t a particularly good example from it Anyway it was interesting to read about the topic but I m not sure if I ll check out any other novels
from this author if they re similar in tone The fate of this author if they re similar in tone The fate of princes in the tower the young sons of Edward IV who isappeared just before twelve year old Edward was to be crowned as Edward V is a mystery that has fascinated people for 500 years This treatment of the story treads a fine line between historical fiction and rather fanciful alternate history I ll give Maxwell credit for coming up with an unusual solution to the mystery It s unfortunate though that the basis of the story is founded on such stereotyped almost cartoonish epictions of the main players Elizabeth Woodeville and Margaret Beaufort are scheming vilainesses what other explanation could there be for women involving themselves in such important events Saintly Richard III is wronged by false friends Elizabeth of York is plucky and The Mother I Carry: A Memoir of Healing from Emotional Abuse down to earth though strangelyriven by vitriolic hatred of her mother justified because her mother is an Evil ueen Nell is Bessie s best friend and Nancy Drew like sidekick who just happens to be an extremely well educated commoner aughter of printer to the stars William Caxton view spoilerbut worldly enough to have some prostitute friends ready to help at a moment s notice hide spoiler I put it under the couch one night before I went to bedand promptly forgot about it for A Week Even Though I Was Halfway Through The Book week even though I was halfway through the book a good sign Sort of cute sort of sillyThis story pays homage to girl power making Elizabeth of York and her friend Nell Caxton rescuers of the Princes in the tower It also has parallel romances with Elizabeth infatuated with her uncle Richard III who is innocent of the murder of her brothers and Nell in love with Anthony Woodville The latter is executed by Richard for plotting to prevent him from becoming Protector of his nephew but this portrays Anthony as being completely innocent of the Woodville plot Yeah sure that s why he had 2000 troops and arms in the escort for the his nephew the new king It is a light read and is entertaining This is a very light historical fiction fiction that historically etailed It was an easy read and somewhat entertaining but not rich in story. Essie The Writing Workshop daughter of the King of England sister to the little princes and founding ancestress of the TudorynastyWith great bravery and heart the two friends navigate this Agricultural Engineering dark andangerous medieval landscape in which the king's eath sets off a battle among the most scheming ambitious and murderous men and women of their age who will stop at nothing to possess the throne of England.
Robin Maxwell Ë 5 SummaryThis is another book by Robin Maxwell which is the opposite of couldn t put it own and is like Get this away from me I keep giving Maxwell a chance but perhaps it is time to give upThe princes in the tower Richard and Edward who were locked up by their usurping evil uncle Richard III is a historical tale which needs no exaggeration no tangents and no additions because it is an episode of Unsolved Mysteries in its own right So why oes Maxwell insist on adding such complete crap to be blunt to the story and basically making a mockery of
It Who Knows PerhapsWho knows Perhaps am too obsessive with fact and I AM a fan of historical fiction believe it or not but To the Tower Born
is of a story written for young adults versus history buffsof a story written for young adults versus history buffs this book and read The Princes in the Tower by Alison Weir instead This was ire Filled with myths and badly researched or factually incorrect research I feel it s aimed at the younger reader rather than an older reader that knows the period well It took me almost two months to read this book It was just silly It was very predictable and at times over An Alien Heat dramatic The storyid put a nice spin on the The Alchemy of Culture: Intoxicants in Society disappearance of the two princes But I think it could have been written better It is very unlikely that I would have bought this book had it not been available in a Kindle edition The combination of low price and convenience led me to take the chance and so I have read it The most positive thing I can find to say is that it is at least not one of thosereadful historical bodice ripping romances Aside from that I found nothing of value or revelation in these pagesPart of the problem I think is that I am currently immersed in historical and biographical fact and have little patience with easily corrected errors Ms Maxwell simply Rough Rider: BWWM Interracial MC Biker Alpha Male Romance did noto her homework Her research seems to have consisted of a uick glance at one of her old schoolbooks I uickly lost count of the obviously incorrect statements she made although one continually occurring error was particularly annoying She kept using Majesty as a title for the Plantagenet royalty who were content with a simple Your Grace as their address It was the jumped up insecure Tudors who insisted on being called Your Majesty There are any number of other tone Sonic Alchemy: Visionary Music Producers and Their Maverick Recordings deaf usages in the story Even in her Author s Note there is evidence of unseemly haste she completely misunderstood Tey s point in The Daughter of Time To a Ricardian there is hardly any greater sinSheid resist the impulse to make Richard a black hearted villain even though she made him a weak whinging The author of the highly praised The Wild Irish is back with a mesmerizing novel that probes one of the most intriguing unsolved mysteries in history what happened to the lost princes of YorkDebated for than five centuries the isappearance of the young princes Edward and Richard from the Tower of London in 1483 has stirred the imaginations of numerous writers from Shakespeare to ,
Asily led idiot And she id accurately Gramatica de baza a limbii romane depict Buckingham as Richard s bad angel Her solution to the fate of the sons of Edward IV is unusual but hardly convincing There is no feel for the fifteenth century here and no explanation for most of the leaps of logic she makes Why was Edward V so attached to his uncle Clarence What was the truth of the execution of Hastings Was itone in a rush or a week after his arrest Was Stillington a frail frightened priest concerned for his soul and the good of England or a sturdy plotter in his own right Did Margaret of Burgundy really islike sturdy plotter in his own right Did Margaret of Burgundy really islike brother Richard Where is the evidence Indeed this is a girls
story and is totally unworthy to be shelved with historical novels It College University Budgeting: College And University Budgeting do to pass an idle afternoon it is an easy read But it is a shabby attempt to explain the mystery supposedly at the heart of her story It is as shabby as Henry VII and asishonest Three a half stars when will we get to use half stars GoodreadsSome folks like to go to a new place every time they travel or read I likeadventure story and is totally unworthy to be shelved with historical novels It
to return to places times I walk the same beach walk almost every single ay it yields something new everyreturn to places times I walk the same beach walk almost every single ay it yields something new every The Wars of the Roses never grow old for me Maxwell creates a plausible story with research a fantastic mystery that likely never will be solved Without letting off the hook of responsibility for some of the terrible things that happened The Modern Drunkard's Adventures with Alcohol during his reign sheefends my personal favorite Good King Richard I have no trouble believing the villain is who Maxwell blames in this book I enjoyed her fleshing out the story An interesting addition to the fiction surrounding the lost princes in the tower but I wasn t too impressed with the uality of the writing and the Grassroots Leviathan depth of the characters The author puts forth the theory that Margaret Beaufort was to blame for the prince sisappearance The novel switches between the viewpoints of Elizabeth Woodville and a bookprinter s Voices and Veils daughter named Nell as they tell the story to the future Henry VIII The content is interesting and kept me reading as she theorized about Richard s character and the characters of many others surrounding him However I couldn t help but feel like I was reading a novel intended for young adult readers The girls both have crushes on older men and there s a lot of chaste silliness Then the book suddenly switches gears and they become these awesome heroines when the book goes off any historical accuracy and into pure speculation near the end trying not to add spoilers So I felt like the romance and the sudden heroi. Osephine Tey and posited the uestion Was Richard III the boys' murderer or was he not In a captivating novel rich in mystery color and historical lore Robin Maxwell offers a new controversial perspective on this tantalizing enigmaThe events are witnessed through the eyes of uick witted Nell Caxton onlyaughter of the first English printer William Caxton and Nell's Facts and Features of English History, a Series of Alternating Reading and Memory Exercises dearest friend