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User: tudorroses (posted by laputasghost)
Date: 2008-12-01 21:59
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Last Tuesday I went to Bluewater and one of the first shops I visited was Waterstones *yay* love bookshops! Anyway I made a beeline for the british history section and they had David Starkey's new hardback book 'Henry - Virtuous Prince' at half price and the hubby bought it for me for christmas!
Also, for my birthday, my brother in law bought me 'Mary Tudor' by Linda Porter. I've just finished Alison Weir's Katherine Swynford so Mary is next on my to read list. So what I was curious about is - has anyone else read or is reading either of these books? If that's a yes I'd love to hear your opinion.

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User: ladyjanegreyref
Date: 2009-01-25 21:39 (UTC)
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I started reading Weir's 'Katherine Swynford' last year but gave up. I couldn't get into it. Is it worth reading?

Porter's 'Mary Tudor' and Norton's 'Anne Boleyn' are on order at my library, so I will let you know when I have read them.
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Date: 2009-01-28 19:46 (UTC)
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I really enjoyed Katherine. It does drag abit at first but once Katherine's married and a bit more independent it's much more interesting. With 'Mary Tudor' I'm about a quarter way through. Henry's lost interest in Catherine but Anne's still absent. I've still got Norton, Starkey and Lisa Hilton's 'Queen Consort' to read
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User: ladyjanegreyref
Date: 2009-02-13 20:45 (UTC)
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I enjoyed Starkey's biography of Henry and am looking forward to the next volume.

Thanks for the comments about Katherine. I might have to try again with that one.

I am looking forward to Alison Weir's new book about Anne Boleyn in the Tower which will be published Oct 1.
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