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The Kingmaker's Daughter (The Cousins' War) (edição 2012)

por Philippa Gregory

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"Kingmaker" Richard, Earl of Warwick, uses his daughters as political pawns before their strategic marriages place them on opposing sides in a royal war that will cost them everyone they love.
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Título:The Kingmaker's Daughter (The Cousins' War)
Autores:Philippa Gregory
Informação:Touchstone (2012), Edition: First Edition, 432 pages
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The fascinating story of Anne and Isabelle Warwick, daughters of "the Kingmaker". Political intrigue, sisterly rivalry, love won and lost. Two engaging heroines who hedge the family bets for success and power. Fans of Philippa Gregory and/or the English court will not want to miss this one! ( )
  Desiree_Reads | Aug 31, 2021 |
I loved it. Not a lot known about Anne Neville, but fun to imagine how the wife of King Richard III felt and played out her life "against" the beloved Queen Elizabeth. Easy reading and once you start you can't put it down. ( )
  ChrisCaz | Feb 23, 2021 |
As I have all the other historical novels from this time period, I thoroughly enjoyed this book as well, Through this novel, I read about Isabel Neville, the daughter of the Earl of Warwick. I appreciate the historical accuracy of these books, and they have inspired me to learn more about this time period. I love all the detail about life at court especially. I have just started the next book, The White Princess. ( )
  hobbitprincess | Dec 14, 2020 |
I've always had a fondness for Anne Neville in British history. Her story is tragic in many ways and the tragedy continues to trump even her triumphs. I liked the beginning of this but truly detest the end. I also wish Isabel had a few pov chapters. ( )
  LoisSusan | Dec 10, 2020 |
'I follow her up the long aisle of the cathedral, the dazzling stained-glass window making a carpet of colour beneath my feet,as if I were walking over the sun in splendour. It strikes me it is the second time that my mother has presented me to a Queen of England. The first time I saw the most beautiful woman I have ever known. This time:the most ferocious.'

Plot

The Kingmaker's Daughter tells the story of Anne of Warwick, daughter of 'The Kingmaker', the Earl of Warwick. With no sons as heirs, the Kingmaker uses his two daughters as pawns in his quest to control England.

Anne grows up in the court of King Edward IV and his beautiful Queen Elizabeth Woodville, only for her father to make war on his former friends and use her and her sister Isabel to his gain. Anne is left widowed and fatherless, with her sister married to the enemy and her mother in sanctuary.

Rescued from the imprisonment of her sister and brother-in-law by Richard Duke of Gloucester, Anne eventually becomes Queen of England, just as her father intended. As Anne loses those closest to her, she must protect herself, and her only son from a court of rivals.


My Thoughts

This is the fourth book in The Cousins' War series and once again I was instantly drawn into this story of love, betrayal, and war. Each book tells the story of a different Woman, each one married to powerful men and fearful for the safety of their loved ones.

I found Anne's story to be incredibly interesting, as she went from a young girl, fearful of her mother's disapproval, to the most powerful woman in the country. As a young girl, she always walked behind her mother and her sister, was careful to mind her manners, and constantly in the shadow of her older sister Isabel. As her father The Kingmaker seeks to overthrow his own friend from the throne, he uses his own daughters as pawns in his war. When his plans to put Isabel on the throne fail, he marries Anne to Prince Edward of Lancaster, and turns his coat.

When Anne is left widowed and fatherless at a young age, she falls into the care of her sister, and treated as a traitor. All hopes of becoming Queen of England fall away, as she is left penniless and at the mercy of King Edward. However Richard has other plans for Anne, and whisks her away to be married.

Anne and Richard's relationship was a good one, as they married for love. Anne's first marriage was forced upon her, and to a man she hardly knew. As Anne and Richard grew up together, there is a strong bond between them, and it's clear that there is genuine love between them.

I've now read the same story from three different points of view, all three sides fighting for the throne of England. Phillipa Gregory writes these stories in such a way that I'm forced to change sides as I read these books, as all three stories are so compelling that it's hard to know whose side I'm on. In The White Queen I found myself hoping that Queen Elizabeth would be safe in sanctuary and that her children would be returned safely to her. In The Red Queen I found myself siding with Margaret Beaufort, wishing for the safe journey of her son Henry and that he would win his battle and take the throne of England. And in this story, Elizabeth and Margaret both became enemies, as I fell in love with Anne's story and felt her heartbreak over the death of her loved ones.

I've loved every book of this series so far, and can't wait to read the next in the series; The White Princess, the story of Elizabeth Woodville's oldest daughter.
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  Rebecca_Ross | Nov 2, 2020 |
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My lady mother goes first, a great heiress in her own right, and the wife of the greatest subject in the kingdom.
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