The Queenmaker

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The Queenmaker

The Queenmaker By Maureen Peters The Queenmaker On a cold winter s day in the year a twelve year old girl leaves her run down home in the country and travels south to London Her name is Bess Hardwick and this is only the beginning of an aston

  • Title: The Queenmaker
  • Author: Maureen Peters
  • ISBN: 9780709143697
  • Page: 495
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Queenmaker By Maureen Peters On a cold winter s day in the year 1532, a twelve year old girl leaves her run down home in the country and travels south to London Her name is Bess Hardwick and this is only the beginning of an astonishing foray into the glittering world of royalty and politics Married young to her beloved, but sickly, Robert Barlow, Bess learns at the age of twelve what it is to be aOn a cold winter s day in the year 1532, a twelve year old girl leaves her run down home in the country and travels south to London Her name is Bess Hardwick and this is only the beginning of an astonishing foray into the glittering world of royalty and politics Married young to her beloved, but sickly, Robert Barlow, Bess learns at the age of twelve what it is to be a widow and alone in the world She would not take another husband for fourteen years and he would not be her last Enriched and advanced by her successive marriages, Bess finds herself increasingly part of exalted company.When she asks the disgraced Lady Elizabeth Tudor to act as godmother to her firstborn son, those around her question the wisdom of her decision However, Bess knows that Elizabeth is bound for greatness and one day she will remember this act of kindness As she moves from obscurity to fame and fortune, Bess counts the Queen of England and the Queen of Scots as her closest acquaintances.But having such powerful friends can be dangerous Her actions are subject to intense scrutiny, and than once innocent decisions lead to suspicions of treason and the ever looming threat of execution In spite of this, Bess prevails time and time again, turning her hand and accumulating wealth to rebuilding estates across England.But with her granddaughter descended from royal blood on both sides, Bess s ambitions have reached new heights and she seeks to have her officially named as the successor to Elizabeth I s throne.In times to come, she dreams, they will call her The Queenmaker
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    1. Susan on said:

      The story of Bess Hardwick, born 1527, and her marriages, and friendship with Elizabeth Tudor, custodian of Mary Stuart and her attempt at placing her granddaughter Arbelle as heir to the English throne.Not a lot of detail in the book and would have liked the year place in the chapters.A NetGalley book

    2. E Vikander on said:

      The Queenmaker is a fast moving and well told tale of Bess of Hardwick Peters deftly mixes the romance, trials, and political intrigue that was Bess s life into a neat story of less than 200 pages Such ambition caused some unevenness and rather jolting transitions between chapters Although not the best book I ve read on Bess, I enjoyed reading The Queenmaker.

    3. Kelley Vance on said:

      Very little dialogue, plastic characters This did nothing to enhance the historical characters, and skipped wide swaths of time Very poorly written.

    4. Beth on said:

      In The Queenmaker, Maureen Peters writes the historical romance of Bess Hardwick following her rise from her home in the country to one of the richest women in England Advancing by each of her four marriages and finding herself a part of the politics of England, she accumulates her wealth along the way She becomes close friends with Elizabeth Tudor and Mary Stuart spending time in the court of Elizabeth I and at times guarding Mary Queen of Scots within her home She inadvertently becomes caught [...]

    5. Jacquie (Rattle the Stars) on said:

      I am fascinated by all things Tudor and jumped at the chance to read this book Well written and meticulously researched, it shines a light on the formidable Bess Hardwick I had read about Bess before, but she was always a secondary character It was interesting to learn about her life before she became entangled in the politics of the English court.While the history appeared to be spot on, the chapters jumped from time to time and this made it a bit difficult to follow The time jumps are complet [...]

    6. Donna Maguire on said:

      I am a massive fan of historical fiction, with a passion for the Tudors and their period in history I count myself fairly lucky in that I have been able to visit a fair few of the sites mentioned and described in the book and the descriptive nature used really does bring the scenes to life I know the story of Bess of Hardwick very well and this book really does do it justice in my view she was a fascinating woman and one I think anyone interested in the Tudors, or British history should know ab [...]

    7. Ashley on said:

      I received this as an ARC from NetGalley Again this is a very fast read, it skims the life of Bess of Hardwick but it was enjoyable I did not know much about this woman so seeing the span of her life and the trials in it were nice Maureen Peter s books are written nicely and are great for introductions into a piece of history.

    8. Polly Krize on said:

      I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.Bess Hardwick, friend of Queen Elizabeth Tudor, guardian to Mary, Queen of Scotts and a formidable woman in her own right, is the subject of this well researched historical novel I have not read much about this strong woman and Ms Peters offers a comprehensive, if short, picture of her life and times.Recommended.

    9. Margaret Sankey on said:

      Reprint of an old school historical novel in the style of Jean Plaidy, this one about Bess of Hardwick, who accounted, married and carefully navigated into being the richest non royal woman in Tudor England and architect of Chatsworth and Hardwick Hall , but lost her perspective when a grandchild with royal bool caused her to reach a little too far.

    10. Laura Beauregard on said:

      Choppy and unfulfillingI adore any Tudor era fiction I have read about Bess in books focusing on the queen of Scots But this book was choppy Jumped ahead way too often leaving gaps I was disappointed.

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