The Princes in the Tower

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Unread post Thu May 23, 2019 4:50 pm

I agree. Women have had more strength and influence that we give them credit for, even in male dominated societies. There’s something to be said for female wisdom.
morgan wrote:
Thu May 23, 2019 9:20 am
I believe that women play a much bigger role in ancient history and politics that they are given credit before. Gregory portrays some of them as being players who use the only deadly weapon they really had to control their lives and those lives around them: manipulation.

Momto2boys973 wrote:
Thu May 23, 2019 8:03 am
I enjoy them too. You’re right about the women in her books. I’m guessing that at that time women really had no upper hand whatsoever, so being a bit Machiavellian was the way to survive and prosper. You had to be a bit smarter than the men 😉
I don’t mind her creative license. If I want historical accuracy, then I would read a non-fiction history book. She twists some things (or provides interesting theories!) to make it more interesting.
KnotaDinghy wrote:
Thu May 23, 2019 1:40 am

I found her books on this time period to be a unique - focusing a lot on the power the women held and how scheming and manipulative they were. The history around the houses of royalty is fascinating to me. I know many, many people are critical of her writing and inaccuracies in her books. I'll keep enjoying her works though.
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Unread post Fri Aug 23, 2019 1:34 pm

Didn't archeologists find 2 juvenile skeletons in the Tower?
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pinkbutterfly66 wrote:
Fri Aug 23, 2019 1:34 pm
Didn't archeologists find 2 juvenile skeletons in the Tower?
Yes - under the stairs. But popular theory is that only one of the skeletons belonged to Prince Edward. Prince Richard was swapped out for a servant boy and smuggled away. He came back decades later and attempted to claim the throne but was executed by Henry the 7th.
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