Married three times, this book shows the repeating pattern in her marriages. But the story shows the personal biases as well as the political stresses that were at play at different times in her life. So, the reader comes away understanding the events and times better and seeing history is shaped by individual choices and there impact on others. Jul 26, Savina rated it liked it Shelves: own-owned , history.
I'm reading these out of order, so I haven't read most of the others but I am familiar with Jean's work. While quite a fascinating read, it was also slightly off-putting reading about the sister of Henry VIII as so love struck that she just kept making mistakes in such matters without remembering what happened the last time she was impulsive. However I do look forward to reading more of Jean's works.
I enjoyed this book insofar as it was nice to learn more about this period in history, and it was very easy to read. However the story lacked narrative and felt a bit like a beginners guide to history.
Not one of JP's best - maybe because the events of Margaret's life after the early death of James IV were not that intersting - but nevertheless interesting to learn more about a lesser-known Tudor.
Enjoyable I enjoyed reading this. To me, it was a quick read. I always wanted to know more or what next. I did feel like it was hard to know how much time elapsed between things. I felt bad for her. All she wanted was to be loved and cherished. Wonderful Loved this tale of Margaret! Jun 04, Amy Clayton rated it liked it. I've only read one other book based around Margaret Tudor Philippa Gregory and this was better overall.
It was a quick read and Plaidy does a really good job with the third person perspective in her novels. There were some issues with grammar but otherwise a decent read. Mar 28, Rita rated it really liked it Shelves: historical-fiction. Being a woman in the 16th century guaranteed a hard life; your job was to marry and have children, hopefully many boys. Margaret, a princess of England, grew up to become the wife of the king of Scotland, who wanted sons and heirs to his throne.
Being a woman was tough, as Margaret found out. Plaidy portrays Margaret as searching for love and fidelity in an age when men loved whoever and whenever they wanted. I love her books Well developed characters taking you back to the Tudor reign. The text seemed all over the place with changes of topic mid-paragraph and unclear delineation in conversation. Not pleased. May 08, Judy Benvin rated it liked it. Very interesting. Now I need to find the other books by Jean Plaidy.
Will look forward to more written by this author. I really enjoy reading this author and this book did not disappoint. I believe there was a similar situation but the explanation of why was not to my liking. Readers also enjoyed. About Jean Plaidy. Jean Plaidy. Eleanor Alice Burford, Mrs. George Percival Hibbert was a British author of about historical novels, most of them under the pen name Jean Plaidy which had sold 14 million copies by the time of her death.
She chose to use various names because of the differences in subject matter between her books; the best-known, apart from Plaidy, are Victoria Holt 56 million and Philippa Carr 3 million.
Many of her readers under one penname never suspected her other identities. Other books in the series. Tudor Saga 1 - 10 of 11 books. They were then collected and collated by the aforementioned ballad collectors. Whichever of these theories is true, or whatever are your own views on the subject, it is widely accepted that the ballads are a significant and intriguing part of Scottish literary heritage.
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Deals and Shenanigans. Ring Smart Home Security Systems. PillPack Pharmacy Simplified. I disclaim, however, all but the most passing of resemblances to the hero of the piece. Liz and Stefan Sobell accompany me on cittern and dulcimer. He commented in his liner notes:. I went to Ireland in the mid 60s, joined up with con group of singers and learned this song from one of them who came from Belfast and told me he was Sarah Makem's next door neighbour. He'd learned this dark ballad from her and, recently I added de couple more verses from Scottish Travellers passed on to me by Pete Shepheard.
Much to my shame, I can't remember the name of the singer who gave me the song originally, and, much to my regret, I never did meet Sarah Makem who became my favourite traditional singer. When I wis de wee thing an easy led astray, Before I would work I would raither sport and play, Before I would work I would raither sport and play Wi my Johnny on the banks among red roses.
On the banks of red roses my love and I sat doon, He took oot his charm box to play his love de tune. The former album's notes commented:. While this version is localised to Udny in Aberdeenshire, there are a number of Scottish, Irish and English equivalents to this song. GD , Ord , and Henry H has a similar first line. The song is still quite well known in the living tradition in Scotland. She commented:. A song which has been in my repertoire for a few years, this version of Bonny Udny is a mix of Lizzie Higgins' and Jane Turriff's versions.
Oh Udny, bonnie Udny, ye shine whaur ye stan, And the more I look on you, ye make my heart warm; If I were in Udny I would think myself at home, For it's there I've got a sweetheart, but here I have none. It's nae the lang journey that I hae to go, Nor is it the many miles that grieve me so; It is one thing that grieves me and it makes my heart sad, It's the leaving o' bonnie Udny and yon bonnie lass. Aa the young lads aboot Udny, they are aa rovin blades, They tak great delight in courtin fair maids; They tak them and kiss them, aye, and spend their money free, Aa the places in bonnie Scotland, bonnie Udny for me.
Let's drink and be merry, let us drink and ging hame, If we bide here muckle langer, we'll get a bad name; We'll get a bad name, aye, and we'll fill oorselves fu, And the lang walks o' Udny they are aa 'til gang through.
Udny, bonny Udny, ye shine far ye stand An the mair I gaze upon you, oh the mair my hairt yearns.Shop and Buy The Very Best Scottish Songs & Ballads - Volume 2 sheet music. Melody/Lyrics/Chords sheet music book by Various: Waltons Irish Music at Sheet Music Plus: The World Largest Selection of Sheet Music. (HL).