Friday, November 28, 2014

Book Review: "The King’s Curse"

   The King’s Curse
   Phillipa Gregory

The King’s Curse tells the story of Margaret Pole, niece of King Edward IV, guardian to both Arthur Tudor (older brother of King Henry VIII) and King Henry VIII and (some believe) mother to the true heir of the crown of England.  Opening in 1499, during the reign of King Henry VII, Margaret is portrayed as a politically astute, pretty, young woman who does her best to remain anonymous and lives in fear of offending the king.  Spanning more than four decades and providing an in-depth account of Henry VIII’s life, The King’s Curse is fascinating reading!

I don’t know how she does it, but Phillipa Gregory makes English history interesting.  And though she’s written quite a few books about the Tudor era, all are from different first person views showing how the same events uniquely affected her protagonists.  If you liked seeing or reading her most well-know work, The Other Boleyn Girl, you’ll enjoy experiencing The King’s Curse.

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