Review · Succession 102


  • Hardcover
  • 368
  • Succession
  • Livi Michael
  • en
  • 27 March 2019
  • 9781250066602

10 thoughts on “Succession

  1. says:

    Superior historical fiction and another talented new author I'm pleased to have discoveredKing Henry VI has suffered a mental collapse leaving his French ueen Margaret of Anjou to rule in his stead The young impetuous and not very wise Margaret is served by self seeking untalented men who lead the country from on

  2. says:

    There was some self dispute in this rating It's 35 star rounded up Primarily rounded up because this is a fiction

  3. says:

    This is a furious gallop through the earlier years of the Wars of the Roses Henry VI is a weak leader nothing like his father He marries a French woman Marguerite d'Anjou and trades off lands for her His soldiers then lose lands in France and they come home angry at not being supplied or paid Meanwhile the Duke of York Richard Neville and his wife Cecily are not impressed by Henry's bouts of madness and want to rule in his stead as they s

  4. says:

    I LOVE novels about the Wars of the Roses So I was delighted when the publisher Penguin sent me a copy of this book in return for an honest review And I am all for promoting Medieval set fiction because I want to read of it So here goesSuccession is about the early years of the Wars of the Roses and focuses on the lives of two women of the House of Lancaster Margaret of Anjou and Margaret Beaufort Both were married young Margaret of Anjou t

  5. says:

    The Wars of the Roses the dynastic and political struggle for the throne of England in the 15th century between the rival houses of York and Lancaster has been retold re imagined and re shown a thousand and one times and beyond The success of the infamous Game of Thrones series and the books A Song of Ice and Fire has inspired countless copycats in both the book and TV world Eager to exploit the worldwide enthusiasm and

  6. says:

    I felt this text was very interesting and loved the way the author cleverly wove primary sources pertaining to the War Of The Roses into the story in skillful and inventive ways It was without doubt well written and fascinatingHowever I know the bulk of the text is essentially historical fiction and the author

  7. says:

    I really wanted to love this Eually want chance to explain my rating Parts were great Loved how Margaret of Anjou was presented in a sympatheti

  8. says:

    375pts rounded up to 4 starsFirst of all Thank you to Penguin Ireland for an advanced free copy in return for a review appreciatedA lot of detailed succinct reviews have been written already which i would fully endorse as it's a very good read

  9. says:

    At first I wasn't uite sure what to make of this novel Why would a writer choose to uote extensively from the primary source material instead of describing battles Parliament meetings and executions herself? But as the book went on I started to realize how brilliant this choice is Though Livi Michael does occasionally follow a char

  10. says:

    Didn't really enjoy this I dislike books that change character perspective as often as this one did Made it impossible for me to form any sort o

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Succession tells the extraordinary tale of Margaret Beaufort mother of Henry VII and how she became one of the most formidable women of her age Henry VI is married by proxy to Margaret of Anjou an unpopular choice that causes national uproar At the same time the i. There was some self dispute in this rating It s 35 star rounded up Primarily rounded up because this is a fiction book that in large parts reads as non fiction and has large uantity of insert It s difficult and complex in the telling and includes pages of uotes and research of italicized sections before and after the fictional continuances of conversation or event description Yet there are sections narrated completely within the eyes and voices of the two Margarets Margaret of Anjou and Margaret Beaufort our two characters of biography and linkage to the changing English dynasty and influences of their lifetimes The War of the Roses and eventual kingship of Edward IV ends the book This is not the end of either Margaret s lifeThere is a complex and difficult LancasterYork chart in the first pages of the book graphing the lines of succession from Edward III s death in 1377 It s beyond the farthest reaches of possibility that Margaret Beaufort s only child who she delivered at 13 years of age would begin a Tudor dynasty IMHO There were branches less removed from kingship and numerous in both strength in wealth and in numbers And bloodline was everything But Henry VI s mental illness like the former Charles insanity in France decimated the English government during this entire middle 50 year period of the 15th century Unhappiness with power uses of dictatorial religion and of a whimsical government which did not work seeped down throughout the entire society and within nearly every aspect of class and occupation instilled groups for desired dissolution This in the noble classes too no less a desire for change repeatedly arose from such decades of incompetence and ineptitude Margaret of Anjou s story is such to raise the hair on your hairs But little Margaret Beaufort s Hers is in some ways abomination and in others a tribute to the strength of her mind and emotional core For me she is the ultimate survivor So often married so often pawned so often sacrificed So little choice So often left in damp towers or hidden stone cellars at Pembroke Yet a triumphant Grandmother at her end Two marriages by 12 years of age four by 28She lived to see her only son buried but not before he was a King But then she was only 13 years older than he Her life and fortitude are uite worth the read Small person with a steel spine

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Nfant Margaret Beaufort is made a great heiress after her father the Earl of Somerset's death Everyone at court is competing to be her guardian she brings with her the Beaufort fortune and an advantageous alliance with her uncle In the years that follow English ru. The Wars of the Roses the dynastic and political struggle for the throne of England in the 15th century between the rival houses of York and Lancaster has been retold re imagined and re shown a thousand and one times and beyond The success of the infamous Game of Thrones series and the books A Song of Ice and Fire has inspired countless copycats in both the book and TV world Eager to exploit the worldwide enthusiasm and delight for medieval intrigue in all its pragmatic and vicious manifestations authors have been uick to take notice This upsurge in all things Middle Ages has resulted in a major boost for historical fiction and its safe to say that Succession has been made to sate that growing interest Succession tells the intertwined tales of the two Margarets of House Lancaster Margaret of Anjou ueen of England wife to the inept Henry VI and mother to the unlucky Prince of Wales Edward of Westminster and Margaret Beaufort Countess of Richmond 12 year old wife to Edmund Tudor and teenage mother to Henry Tudor founder of the Tudor Dynasty Succession follows both characters as they grow into up in a dangerous and volatile medieval England where women are looked up as marriage pawns or brood mares and where the King of England after the disastrous Hundred Years War with France can no longer rule over his magnates It is chaotic time and both Margarets are thrown to the dogs Succession for me was a fast paced enjoyable and well written novel detailing the trials and triumphs of two young noblewomen during a tumultuous and bloody epoch in English history Margaret of Anjou arrives in England aged 15 is married to Henry VI and crowned ueen of England Throughout her years as ueen Margaret is forced to contend with her subjects hating her for being French her husbands madness the unruly English magnates challenging his crown and the fact that her own gender cripples her ability to safeguard England as the inheritance of House Lancaster Margaret Beaufort begins the story aged four and in the ward ship of William de la Pole Duke of Suffolk A wealthy heiress and the only child of her father John Beaufort Duke of Somerset Margaret is a prize in the dog eat dog world of medieval marriage Married at 6 her first marriage is annulled and she is carted off to mysterious Wales to marry the King s half brother Edmund Tudor Widowed and pregnant aged 12 Margaret gives birth to her only child at 13 the future Henry VII And that s when her fight truly begins Throughout Succession there are regular and illuminating snippets of contemporary English and foreign chronicles which add to the air of the novel a firm grounding in historical accuracy and foundation Its certainly something I ve never seen before in a historical novel and works beautifully in Succession Reading the historical impact of the Wars alongside the emotional personal influence that they wrought on their players is uite brilliantly portrayed This was furious and fast paced book with a lively thoughtful and energetic writing style Medieval England and all is bizarre and confusing customs beliefs morals and actions are vividly portrayed The characters are boisterous intriguing and morally ambiguous neither York or Lancaster are demonized or sanitized at the expense of the other Such objectivity is refreshing in a world where historical fiction takes side all too often It was a thoroughly engrossing and absorbing read Character wise I thought Succession went above and beyond Both Margarets were portrayed with shrewdness and a touch of pragmatism There was nothing Mary Sue about their characterization Each had their individual strengths and weaknesses which sometimes had a catastrophic impact on history itself One thing that shines through both women is their deep and enduring love for their sons Margaret of Anjou adores her son and it is for him that she fights so tenaciously not her shadow of a husband Margaret Beaufort despite the agony of giving birth at such a young age is devoted to her son and tries her hardest to be close to him Succession did have a few problems The name of Betsy for Margaret s wet nurse struck me as anachronistic and put me in mind of a good time girl from World War Two I also thought that the wide range of characters and events at the rare time diluted the story And perhaps due to the massive amount of history this may not be the best book for a beginner as it may become overwhelming on occasionI would wholeheartedly recommend Succession as it is a fun and enlightening read with excellent characters and a spirited writing style Spark (Stronger, exploit the worldwide Wonder Woman and Philosophy enthusiasm and delight for medieval intrigue in all its pragmatic and vicious manifestations authors have been uick to take notice This upsurge in all things Middle Ages has resulted in a major boost for historical fiction and its safe to say that Succession has been made to sate that growing interest Succession tells the intertwined tales of the two Margarets of House Lancaster Margaret of Anjou ueen of England wife to the inept Henry VI and mother to the unlucky Prince of Wales Edward of Westminster and Margaret Beaufort Countess of Richmond 12 year old wife to Edmund Tudor and teenage mother to Henry Tudor founder of the Tudor Dynasty Succession follows both characters as they grow into up in a dangerous and volatile medieval England where women are looked up as marriage pawns or brood mares and where the King of England after the disastrous Hundred Years War with France can no longer rule over his magnates It is chaotic time and both Margarets are thrown to the dogs Succession for me was a fast paced Sozialismus Und Kapitalistische Gesellschaftsordnung enjoyable and well written novel detailing the trials and triumphs of two young noblewomen during a tumultuous and bloody Sponsor. 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Le in France collapses Henry VI goes insane civil war erupts and families are pitted against each other And though Margaret Beaufort is still little than a child by the age of thirteen she has married twice and given birth to her only son the future King of Englan. At first I wasn t uite sure what to make of this novel Why would a writer choose to uote extensively from the primary source material instead of describing battles Parliament meetings and executions herself But as the book went on I started to realize how brilliant this choice is Though Livi Michael does occasionally follow a character through an event she focuses her novel on the spaces between what was reported in the chronicles conversations discussions doubts worries decisions Michael allows the chronicles to report the actions of Margaret of Anjou or the Duke of York leaving herself free to imagine and examine the fears and desires that led to their decisions And she does it brilliantly with intelligence and compassion The cast of characters is vast and I found myself referring to the family tree and list of principals during almost every chapter Despite the plethora of kings dukes and earls it s the women who are the stars of this show Margaret of Anjou Margaret Beaufort and to a lesser degree duchesses Cecily Neville and Alice Chaucer Whether they crave power security or a better future for their children they are unafraid to join and often lead their spouses in achieving those goals by any means possible In fact the men of the story often seem fragile and uncertain next to their strong willed and self aware wivesAnd now I really really need to seek out a history of the Wars of the Roses because I still don t know the Earl of March from the Duke of Buckingham Any recommendations