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Epitaph for Three Women eBook ☆ ebook È On the death of Henry the fifth a nine month old baby is made King of England Ambitious men surround the baby king including his two uncles the Dukes of Bedford and Gloucester Shrewd and clever Bedford seeks to uphold all his late brother had won and preserve it for young Henry the sixth Gloucester aC leaves her village pastures on the command of heavenly voices; and Eleanor of Gloucester is drawn into a murder plot and becomes the centre of a cause clbre Murder greed and ambition flourish alongside sacrifice dedication and courage These are turbulent times as the defeated become the victorious As in The Battle of the ueens Plaidy struggles to find a coherent thread to take her through the years of Henry VI's minority The book is divided into 3 parts the first and last covering the story of ueen Katherine Henry V's widow and Eleanor 2nd wife of Humphrey of Gloucester The second part is totally disconnected being the tale of Joan of Arc Not one of her best

book Ì Epitaph for Three Women Æ Jean Plaidy

Of poor judgment greedy for wealth and power has other ideasIn Lancastrian England and war torn France there are three women whose lives are to have a marked effect on the future Katherine de Valois haunted by an unhappy childhood finds love in an unexpected uarter and founds the Tudor dynasty; Joan of Ar I liked the book but didn't love it like I have the majority of her books I may be a bit biased as I am definitely not a fan of Joan of Arc The book focuses on Katherine of Valois Joan of Arc and Eleanor of Gloucester Eleanor was my favorite character as I guess my evil side lol loves to see people crash and burn The book is broken up into three sections focusing one section on each of the three women Took me longer to read than most of her books because I just had a hard time getting into it This is the third to last book in her sagaseries and I am sad to see it end

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Epitaph for Three WomenOn the death of Henry the fifth a nine month old baby is made King of England Ambitious men surround the baby king including his two uncles the Dukes of Bedford and Gloucester Shrewd and clever Bedford seeks to uphold all his late brother had won and preserve it for young Henry the sixth Gloucester a man I always wanted to read Jean Plaidy's Plantagenet Saga and this year I realized I had all the books in the series finally and what was I waiting for? Some I've liked than others and I was feeling like I needed to be strict with my rating system so I thought I would give the books an average of 4 stars I'm weird and go through phases of being very generous with stars and then being very stingy with them When I'm stingy I think I want to look like a knowledgeable readerSorry prologue over after reading this book I went back and gave the books all 5 stars because Jean Plaidy was a genius and deserves it Actually it was halfway through this book This particular one is told in three segments one focused on Katherine of Valois' story the other Joan of Arc then finishing with Eleanor Cobham I read a lot of Christian fiction but after reading the other books in the series up to this I had sort of gotten into the secular fiction frame of mind Jean Plaidy's work is always tasteful so I don't want to make her work sound bad it's just that there were a lot of people that didn't put much in store with God and religion or if they did there wasn't really much of a feeling for that in the books So I read the first part with Katherine of Valois and then it jumped right away to Joan of Arc In other books when it is separated into parts it doesn't usually change so drastically to a totally different story but that seemed to be what happened here I read about Joan's life in the country and her simple way of thinking and at first I was like Come ON I want to get back to the story Then I forgot about the other story as I hung out with Joan I followed Joan into the world I had been living in for the previous books and my first reintroduction was her meeting with a nobleman and seeing his mistress After hanging out with Joan and her purity I was startled and shocked Then the rest of the series started coming back to me and how different the nobility acted and thought and I think that's about as close as I'm going to get as far as explaining how brilliant it was You think you know enough about history not to be surprised with twists but Jean Plaidy can still do that Then she wrote this insane series and brilliantly made the book fit as stand alones or series books In high school I only had Star of Lancaster and I was able to pick it up and feel like I got a good story The whole thing is just brilliant So they all get 5 stars but this one gets a long inspired review and really is the best in the series