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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 13, 2005

    Fiction, fiction, fiction

    As a doc in British history, much of this book, though interesting, is untrue. Seymour and Parr had begun their relationship BEFORE Henry proposed to her, making the 'Thomas as evil conniver' line patently false. Catherine, moreover, was absolutely in her right mind (as much as anyone could be who sees her husband interested in a teenage girl), and most certainy she was not being poisoned. Men with property, certainly, did NOT jeopardize their wives' pregnancies. I'm not entirely sure even why this author felt the need to dramatize - certainly there was plenty of actual intrigue in Tudor England. I think this author should move her titles to historical fiction. Please don't read this for information - there are much better books.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 13, 2012

    horrid book

    This book is horrid. It is to take place in Princess Elizabeths' "unknown" which is really her teens years that has been focused so little on. During these years supposively some scandealous things that go on between Princess Elizabeth and her Step-mother Queen DowagerCatherine Parr's, late and last wife of King Henry VIII, new husband, High Admiral Captain Thomas Seymore. Thomas is one of the two Uncle of the boy King Edward, Henry's only son heir and late Queen Jane Seymores only child. King Edward is Princess Mary and Princess Elizabeths half brother. While Edward is new to throne and is trying establish trust among council members and fish out the few members that concern him, it turns out to be his two unlces whom are fighting for the highest powers just under the boy king whom is entrusted to thomas' older brother which leaves him furious. Thomas uses his wife's, Dowager Queen Catherine Parr, money to over throw the boy king by building an army threw treachery, theft, and deciete. But that is half over Thomas's plan, the other half is to get Princess Elizabeth to fall in love with him and sleep with him though his purpose is to attatch himself the closest thing to royalty. However, the Dowager Queen is unaware of the true deciet of husband other than his tryste with Princess Elizabeth. Under supposed or alledged rumors with some fact based accounts, Princess Elizabeth wasnt a virgin queen as presumed and possible had the affair with Thomas and had Thomas Seymour's child that was killed. Much more goes on but I am dragging through this book. Most historical fictions shed better light, giving the reader a fictional account of a personal encounter of life based on facts or at very least solid enough alleged rumors that contain some elemrnt of truth to link it to a fact that is provable while offering an explaination to purposefull and provable evidence. Basically what I am saying its all fiction told and written terribly.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 15, 2002

    Robin Maxwell's Virgin: Prelude to the Throne

    This book is amazing! I definitely recomend it. When I bought this book, I was looking for something that had details on the affair of Princess Elizabeht with Thomas Seymour, and I got exactly what I was looking for! I will definitely read more of Maxwell's books, because the description she provides and the language she uses is just incredible.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 22, 2012

    Enjoyable

    Well written for only 237 pages.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 6, 2003

    A fantastic book!

    This book has inspired me to read all of this author's books. I have read this book many times, and I love it! Read it, PLEASE!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 24, 2003

    A nice story

    Over all, this was a pretty good story, but I found some of it a little hard to follow, as in not interesting, and as much as I love history and historical fiction, I found it awfully difficult to finish the book. In other words, I was quite thrilled when I had finished it, but it did not inspire me to read anything else by this author.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 1, 2002

    WOW!!

    If there was such a thing as giving a book 6 stars I would. I loved this book and have read it twice. This book was exactly what I was looking for because the time between Henry VIII death and when Mary became queen is a little known time for the princess, however, that whole time is my favorite. So, naturally, I wold love this book. Read it, you'll be glad you did.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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