Blood and Roses

Blood and Roses A novel of Margaret of Anjou and her pivotal role in the Wars of the Roses The English Crown a bloodied restless prize The one contender strong enough to hold it A woman Margaret of Anjou a Fren

  • Title: Blood and Roses
  • Author: Catherine Hokin
  • ISBN: 9781910130049
  • Page: 407
  • Format: Paperback
  • A novel of Margaret of Anjou and her pivotal role in the Wars of the Roses.1460 The English Crown a bloodied, restless prize.The one contender strong enough to hold it A woman Margaret of Anjou a French Queen in a hostile country, born to rule but refused the right, shackled to a King lost in a shadow land.When a craving for power becomes a crusade, when two rival dynA novel of Margaret of Anjou and her pivotal role in the Wars of the Roses.1460 The English Crown a bloodied, restless prize.The one contender strong enough to hold it A woman Margaret of Anjou a French Queen in a hostile country, born to rule but refused the right, shackled to a King lost in a shadow land.When a craving for power becomes a crusade, when two rival dynasties rip the country apart in their desire to rule it and thrones are the spoils of a battlefield, the stakes can only rise And if the highest stake you have is your son You play it.

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    1. Being a huge English history buff, one thing has always stood out. Two bloody and costly civil wars were fought over the fact that men just couldn't handle a strong woman on or near the throne. Granted, the men were of their time and beliefs; however if they only saw the future they'd know that three of the greatest rulers of Britannia were in fact, female - including two named Elizabeth. Under these three amazing women, the country actually flourished, ushering an age of learning and exploratio [...]

    2. Striving to make Margaret of Anjou a sympathetic character is a task that few authors have taken on. Conn Iggulden did an admirable job with her younger years in Stormbird, and Susan Higginbotham successfully created a Margaret that the reader understands if not always feels sorry for in The Queen of Last Hopes: The Story of Margaret of Anjou. Catherine Hokin set out in this novel to establish that, while Margaret may not have been a saint, neither were the power players she found herself surrou [...]

    3. This book has received a Discovering Diamonds Review: Helen Hollickfounder #DDRevs"An action-packed thrill-a-page novel this is not. An interesting exploration into Margaret’s life and marriage it is – and a very good exploration at that."

    4. I won this in giveaway. It took me while to get into it,but when I did it was a great and interesting read.

    5. Posted in full reviewedthebook/2016 Blood and Roses is Catherine Hokin’s debut novel, a gripping historical fiction novel based on Margaret of Anjou, wife to Henry VI. Set in the 1400s, Blood and Roses addresses the historical period of the Wars of the Roses, and what it was like to be in Margaret’s position at that time with the power, the pressure and the conflict. I can’t claim to have started reading Blood and Roses with a great deal of Wars of the Roses knowledge - any real interest i [...]

    6. ‘The English have always thought of me as French. They have called me a French Princess not an English Queen and hated me for it no matter how much I felt and protested my loyalty to them. Well then, I shall be what they hate.’In her debut novel Catherine Hokin attempts to uncover in Blood and Roses the life of Margaret of Anjou (Marguerite d’Anjou) in a fictional account of a dark period in history and the sparks that started the War of the Roses. The story starts with the exiled Margaret [...]

    7. So much has been written in recent years about the War of the Roses and all too predictably, the focus is always on the ambitions of the men who would be King, so it's rather interesting to have something written about one of the more important female figures in this volatile Game of Thrones, namely that of Margaret of Anjou. She is all too often described by the vulgar sobriquet of the 'she-wolf of France' which, of course, immediately conjures a woman who had no moral scruples and a man’s lu [...]

    8. This is the author's debut historical novel based mainly on the life of Margaret of Anjou, who was brought over from France to marry Henry VI.Margaret was around 14 years old when it was decided she was to come to England to marry Henry VI Henry was a devoutly religious man, who had no interest in marrying but everyone around him kept telling him he needed to produce an heir. Henry was more interested in praying from dawn to dusk.This book covers the period of the War of the Roses in around 1400 [...]

    9. Catherine Hokin's Blood and Roses tells the story of the War of the Roses from the perspective of Margaret of Anjou. Married to Henry VI at the age of 15, Margaret lived and ruled through one of the most turbulent times in English history.I particularly enjoyed this book because the character and voice of Margaret are marvelously well done. The story is told with interjections from Margaret late in life and these snippets add a great deal of atmosphere and foreboding as events play out. Margaret [...]

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