Books from the Backlog, hosted by Carole's Random Life in Books, is a fun way to feature some of those neglected books sitting on your shelf unread.
I am featuring books in the order that they were added to my Goodreads To-Read shelf, so sometimes there will be a couple weeks in a row of books on the same topic.
Neglected Book of the Week
Why did I add Elizabeth Wydeville: The Slandered Queen to my TBR?
Because this tumultuous period is endlessly interesting. The final years of the 300-year Plantagenet reign are coming to a close, though they do not know it yet. Because even in those final years, there was never a shortage of intrigue. Because women from the period, and every period really, deserve so much better than the nonsense a bunch of men wrote about them in the various chronicles that survived.
Have you read this book, or is it somewhere on your TBR? If you've read it, would you recommend it to others?
i agree with your assessment of men and their opinions back then. too bad some of the men nowadays still think the same wayReplyDelete
sherry @ fundinmental
Frustrating, isn't it? Almost like we have made no progress at all. And in some ways, I guess we have not. Just the other night proved that all too well when Harvey Weinstein was invited to an Actor's Hour in NYC, which is an event that is supposed to cater to up-and-coming artists. A woman who called him a rapist was thrown out. A comedian who made jokes about not knowing she needed Mace to come to the event was heckled by one of his buddies. Disgusting.Delete
That was definitely an exciting time. I've read a couple books from the period, but none specifically about this Queen Elizabeth. Hope you enjoy it!ReplyDelete
Her story is particularly interesting to me because of the way her marriage to Edward IV came about and ll the kind of mythology around it and how they met. Maybe mythology is not the right word, but the story I guess. And she was of course accused of witchcraft, along with her mother, to ensnare him.Delete
A good choice!ReplyDelete
Thank you! Have you read it?Delete
I really know nothing about this individual. I am thinking that I need to step up my game a bit. I hope you enjoy!ReplyDelete
I've an endless supply of Plantagenet and Tudor suggestions if you ever need some! She was the wife of Edward IV, mother of the Princes in the Tower.Delete
It is a fascinating period to read about. I hope you enjoy it:)ReplyDelete
Thank you Laura, thanks for coming by!Delete