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The Queen's Fool

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A stunning novel set in the Tudor court, as the rivalry between Queen Mary and her half-sister Elizabeth is played out against a background of betrayal, conflict and passion. The savage rivalry of the daughters of Henry VIII, Mary Tudor and Elizabeth, mirrors that of their mothers, Katherine of Aragon and Anne Boleyn. Each will fight by any available means for the crown and future of the kingdom. Elizabeth's bitter struggle to claim the throne she believes is hers by right, and the man she desires almost more than her crown, is watched by her 'fool': a girl who has been forced to leave her homeland of Spain, as a Jew fleeing the Inquisition. In a court where truth is wittily denied and lies are mere games, it is the fool who can speak plainly: in these dangerous times, a woman must choose between ambition and love. Elizabeth will not make the same mistakes as her mother. Hide synopsis

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julieCS

Engrossing Ellizabethan period novel

by julieCS on May 6, 2010

Philippa Gregory's masterful grasp of the Elizabethan/Tudor period and her riveting storytelling is as evident here as in other books of hers that I have read. The main character is perhaps more sympathetic than in some other of her books, plus there's less sex and violence (well, it seems to have been a violent period!), so I found it a more wholesome read. I feel no desire to read it again, as I do some other books, but if you want an engrossing read and you like this period, you've got a good one here.

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mawillia

The Queen's Fool

by mawillia on Jun 12, 2009

The book is like most of Ms. Gregory's historical novels, her attention to detail is meticulous. The book is good - but I did not enjoy it as much as the Boleyn trilogy. It still makes for good reading.

pattybacher
by pattybacher on Oct 11, 2007

Another good book, the kind you do not want to put down till your finished and then you are sorry when it is finished. Phillipa Gregory makes history come to life.

donna

THE SIGHT USED WISELY

by donna on Jul 31, 2007

THE HEROINE HANNAH GREEN IS A SPANISH JEW IN HIDING FROM THE INQUISITION. WHEN IT IS DISCOVERED THAT SHE CAN SEE THE FUTURE, SHE IS PERSUADED TO USE IT FOR THE BENEFIT OF ROBERT DUDLEY AND BECOME A SPY IN MARY'S HOUSEHOLD. SHE BECOMES MARY'S FOOL AND CONFIDANT. THROUGH HANNAH'S EYES WE SEE THE REIGN OF MARY,HER SAD DEATH AND THE RISE OF ELIZABETH. THERE IS ALSO THE STORY OF HANNAH HERSELF WHICH IS VERY ENJOYABLE. ALL IN ALL VERY WELL DONE

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