Tag Archives: Margaret Campbell Barnes

review: The Tudor Rose

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The Tudor Rose by Margaret Campbell Barnes This is the story of Elizabeth of York as told in her own voice. The story begins with a mature young woman, who is the eldest of King Edward IV and Elizabeth Woodville’s children, and her character is immediately shown to be admirable. Perhaps she is a bit too compliant at times, but… Read more »

review: The Passionate Brood

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The Passionate Brood A Novel of Richard the Lionheart and the Man Who Became Robin Hood by Margaret Campbell Barnes This is the story of King Richard I of England through an interesting perspective: the reputable legend–Robin Hood. Though he is not narrator or a main character by presence, he is the heart of the story and, one might say,… Read more »

review: King’s Fool

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King’s Fool by Margaret Campbell Barnes Another great novel from this author! I really enjoyed her book My Lady of Cleves, though found the one on Anne Boleyn, Brief Gaudy Hour, had a sketchy timeline and depicted Anne as I hate seeing her: shallow and evil. This is the story of the life of Will Somers, royal jester to Henry… Read more »

review: Brief Gaudy Hour

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The enigmatic Anne Boleyn comes to life in this charming, brilliant portrayal by acclaimed British novelist Margaret Campbell Barnes. The infamous love of King Henry VIII and the mother of Queen Elizabeth I, Anne Boleyn undertook a rocky journey from innocent courtier to powerful Queen of England. A meticulous researcher, Margaret Campbell Barnes immerses readers in this intrigue and in… Read more »

review: My Lady of Cleves

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My Lady of Cleves by Margaret Campbell Barnes This book begins with Henry VIII’s search for a fourth wife and ends with his death. Though her earlier life was not covered in great detail, the reader still gets a sense of who Anne of Cleves was and how her personality developed. Since being painted by Hans Holbein, Henry VIII’s court… Read more »