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The Kings Concubine Alice Perrers the name painted by history is of an unattracive and manipulative woman who took advantage of King Edward III generosity for her own lust for power This book though goes along way to rewriting the past to show Alice as a brave and loyal woman who paid a heavy price for her time with King and Queen The story is of Alice growing up in 14th century England with her pare A Child Born In The Plague Year Of 1348, Abandoned And Raised Within The Oppressive Walls Of A Convent, Alice Perrers Refused To Take The Veil, Convinced That A Greater Destiny Awaited Her Ambitious And Quick Witted, She Rose Above Her Obscure Beginnings To Become The Infamous Mistress Of Edward III But Always, Essentially, She Was Alone Early In Alice S Life, A Chance Meeting With Royalty Changes Everything Kindly Queen Philippa, Deeply In Love With Her Husband But Gravely Ill, Chooses Alice As A Lady In Waiting Under The Queen S Watchful Eye, Alice Dares To Speak Her Mind She Demands To Be Taken Seriously She Even Flirts With The Dynamic, Much Older King But She Is Torn When Her Vibrant Spirit Captures His Interestand Leads Her To A Betrayal She Never Intended In Edward S Private Chambers, Alice Discovers The Pleasures And Paradoxes Of Her Position She Is The Queen S Confidante And The King S Lover, Yet She Can Rely Only On Herself It Is A Divided Role She Was Destined To Play, And She Vows To Play It Until The Bitter End Even As She Is Swept Up In Edward S Lavish And Magnificent Court, Amassing Wealth And Influence For Herself, Becoming An Enemy Of His Power Hungry Son John Of Gaunt, And A Sparring Partner To Resourceful Diplomat William De Windsor, She Anticipates The Day When The Political Winds Will Turn Against Her For When Her Detractors Voice Their Hatred,and Accusations Of Treason Swirl Around Her,threatening To Destroy Everything She Has Achieved, Who Will Stand By Alice Then Includes A Readers Guide REVIEW Alice Perrers was born in the year of 1348 during the plague She was raised in a convent While at the convent Alice was quite a problem at times She refused to take the veil She believed that she had a bigger and better future in line for her.She left the horrid beginnings of her life behind her to become mistress to Edward III, but like always she was alone.Early in her life she met with royalty and that changes her entire life Very much in love with her husband, Edward, Queen Phili REVIEW Alice Perrers was born in the year of 1348 during the plague She was raised in a convent While at the convent Alice was quite a problem at times She refused to take the veil She believed that she had a bigger and better future in line for her.She left the horrid beginnings of her life behind her to become mistress to Edward III, but like always she was alone.Early in her life she met with royalt Stories about the mistresses of Kings have always intrigued me This story was made evenso because I had just read The King Must Die, which was about Edward s mother and his early years on the throne.Not much is known about Alice Perrers, other than she served as a Lady in Waiting to Queen Phillipa and that she became the King s Mistress Oh and she was intensely disliked by most people.I think the why s of that dislike are pretty obvious.Edward and Phillipa had a very good marriage as far Stories about the mistresses of Kings have always intrigued me This story was made evenso because I had just read The King Must Die, which was about Edward s mother and his early years on the throne.Not much is known about Al 3.5 5 Alice Perrers is a 14th century orphan sheltered and used by nuns who on a long and winding path becomes the mistress to King Edward III She subsequently marries another man, William de Windsor, is banished, then unbanished, then rebanished and finally reinstated in civil society thanks to the great love of Windsor.As historical fiction, the book is loosely based on facts and tells Alice s side of the story The author appears to be Alice s apologist and justifies her actions, especially when e Alice Perrers is a 14th century orphan sheltered and used by nuns who on a long and winding path becomes the mistress to King Edward III She subsequently marries another man, William de Windsor, is banished, then unbanished, then rebanished and finally reinstated in civil society thanks to the great love of Windsor.As historical fiction, the book is loosely based on facts and tells Alice s side of the story The author appears to be Alice s apologist and justifies her actions, especially when explaining the relationship with the two people she betrayed the most 1 Queen Phillippa, to whom she owes everything, as she brought her to the court in hopes that the King would select Alice as his mistress and 2 the King, Little is known about the life of Alice Perrers, but The King s Concubine strives admirably to fill in the gaps and to paint positive intentions and motivations onto a woman whom history has branded as a villain I m a sucker for English historical fiction, so on many levels I enjoyed the book It was an engaging and thorough look at a fascinating time period, and at a fascinating monarch I thought the love between Edward and Philippa was handled with a perfect touch, na knjizi pise Bolja od Philippe Gregory hmm svaka knjiga koju sam procitala gdje je pisalo bolje od e tu je slijedilo razocarenjeKnjiga sama po sebi nije losa ali bolja od Gregory ma nema sanseDok me Gregory svakom knjigom suptilno uvlacila u dvorce, kraljevstva, zivote aktera knjige, tijekom citanja mogla sam osjetiti atmosferu tog vremena, bila je opipljiva.Ovo je prva knjiga od Anne O Brien i naravno procitat cu i druge dvije koje imam ali osim dogadjanja u knjizi nisam osjetila atmosferu na knjizi pise Bolja od Philippe Gregory hmm svaka knjiga koju sam procitala gdje je pisalo bolje od e tu je slijedilo razocarenjeKnjiga sama po sebi nije losa ali bolja od Gregory ma nema sanseDok me Gregory svakom knjigom suptilno uvlacila u dvorce, kraljevstva, zivote aktera knjige, tijekom citanja mogla sam osjetiti atmosferu tog vremena, bila je opipljiva.Ovo je prva knjiga od My thanks to NetGalley and Harlequin UK Mira for an early digital edition to read and review.The King s Concubine is set during the reign of Edward III, and describes his relationship with his wife, Philippa of Hainault, and his mistress, Alice Perrers Little is truly known about the life of Alice Perrers, and yet Anne O Brien has woven a skilful and believable story about how, in the mid 1360 I do not really know what happened, it could have been growing all week I was all come on, 600 pages Why is that needed Cos honestly nothing happened in the book.I started to read, it felt ok, but then I started to skim and skimmed to the end I could have worked through it and given it a good rating but it was a library book which meansI gave up and skimmed I have too many books I need awesome, if the library do not give me awesome I go all eh.I am also not a fan of the this is me, the I do not really know what happened, it could have been growing all week I was all come on, 600 pages Why is that needed Cos honestly nothing happened in the book.I started to read, it felt ok, but then I started to skim and skimmed to the end I could have


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