[E–pub New] The Lion of Justice The Norman Series Volume 2

Geable to him One being very much like another Did I like it It wasn "t so much a matter of liking or not liking I ound it uite readable "so much a matter of liking or not liking I The Bride of Willow Creek found it uite readable oftenound Henry infuriating and I suppose I thought a lot of conversations to Matilda not that she could hear me I am glad I read on in the series Obviously scrupulously researched or when it was Written It Nonetheless Has A March Of Historical Doom Uality it nonetheless has a march of historical doom uality it where it is clear that Plaidy doom uality to it where it is clear that Plaidy wedging in every amusing anecdote and important historical act she can ind and just kind of stringing them together Henry is a charming jerk EdithMatilda is obnoxiously virtuous I m guessing that most of her characterization came The Lively Art of Writing from a literal hagiography Kind ofun but kind of a slog at the same time Moving on life is too short or dry as dirt Plaidy An excellent recounting of Henry I and Matilda I enjoyed their story and loved learning about their lives A great historical iction book This is not the irst time I read this book Something about it made me keep itI know what it is as I used to be very romantic in my younger years and I hoped Henry would love Edith Atheling as much as she loved him and abandon Nesta of Rys MarWell I m not as romantic nowThis is basically the story of Henry Beauclerc the youngest son of William the Conueror Henry was the one who should have been landless and without a title if ate hadn t worked in his The Glass Ocean favorOn his death bed the Conueror told him he would have all that his brothers had After the death of his oldest son Richard The Conueror had made of William Rufus his heir to the throne of England and his other son Robert Mathilda of Flandersavorite the heir to the Duchy of NormandyRufus a pederast wasn t well liked by his subjects as he kept taxing them and launting to them his lifestyle As or Robert he had none of the good sense of the Conueror to rule properly over Normandy let alone EnglandWhen Rufus died in a hunting accident Robert was at the Crusades and Henry hurried to claim the throne of EnglandIn spite of having had numerous bastards with Nesta of Rys Mar princess of Wales and of even having strong eelings or her he didn t The Leadership Gap: What Gets Between You and Your Greatness find her worthy enough to become his ueenHe had already met Edith Atheling at an abbey when his nephew William Warren Earl of Surrey went to court her Henryound her air pretty and although not as passionately taken by her he made her his ueenHe made her change her name to that of Mathilda and they had 2 children the ierce and strong willed Mathilda who at the age of 12 became empress of Germany and William who would drown along with 2 of Henry s illegitimate children with NestaHenry Zero to Five: 70 Essential Parenting Tips Based on Science (and What I've Learned So Far) fought with his brother Robertor Normandy which he also wanted to rid of Henry of Bell mes a monster who would torture his subjectWhile away Serenity Role Playing Game fightingor Normandy Henry lost Mathilda who at the age of 40 died Soon after 3 of his children the Save the Cupcake! first one William his heir to the throne and his 2 illegitimate children Mathilda Count. SilverThe three were natural rivals Theeckless Robert lost his Norman dukedom in an orgy of impulsive extravagance Red haired Rufus scandalized the court with his pe. ,

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The Lion of Justice The Norman Series Volume 2Although I don t Tressed to Kill (Southern Beauty Shop, feel this second instalment in the Norman series is in the same league as theirst I do still rate it highly I think there re too many elements in The Lion of Justice which prevents this reader at least Tressed to Kill from being absorbed by say two or three key themes Perhaps the author would veared better to have ocused on William II aka Rufus and his term as England s monarch rather than covering so wide a scope as certain plotlines eel rushed or underdevelopedOne storyline in Particular I Won T I won t which The Dancer Who Flew: A Memoir of Rudolf Nureyev forear of spoiling anything or people considering reading this novel elt anticlimactic For those who have read it I ll just state that I m referring to Nesta her cousin and Henry s later involvement A our book set rather than three would maybe have served better Either that or this novel should ve been extended by 100 pages or so It s also hard to get to know the main characters with such a lot of co stars involvedIn short I consider this a good read that has not realised its ull potential Nature s takin over my one track mindBelieve it or not you re in my heart all the timeAll the girls are sayin that you ll end up a oolFor the time being baby live by my rules The Lion of Justice ocuses on three of William the Conueror s sons William Rufus William II Robert duke of Normandy and Henry Henry I It tells the story of William II s brief reign his mysterious death in the orest "and Henry I s reign In part the story is told through his ueen We meet the uture ueen as a "Henry I s reign In part the story is told through his ueen We meet the uture ueen as a woman named Edith She is royal the daughter of the king and ueen of Scotland She is also among the last of the Saxon royal dynasty The novel opens with Edith and her sister Mary going to a convent or safekeeping They have an aunt there who is convinced that Edith should take vows and become a nun Edith inds the idea repugnant Eually repugnant to her is marrying an old man of the William II s choosing There are two close calls before she is married to King Henry Readers definitely know of Henry than she does One other Thing That You Should Know that you should know makes her change her name to Matilda Matilda was his mother s nameThere is a good reason why I uoted Lou Christie s Lightin Strikes at the start of this review Henry I is depicted as arrogant and lusty and selfish He s repugnant And he s able to ool Matilda or several years at least She actually believes all his lines She actually trusts him He seems a bit surprised that there is any woman so gullible and naive to buy what he s saying He almost seems relieved when she confronts him to see if it is the truth In my opinion the back of the book LIED Its description A DAZZLING PORTRAIT OF A MAN FOR WHOM COUNTLESS MISTRESSES WEREN T ENOUGH AND ONE GIRL WAS EVERYTHING Henry married Matilda because she was Saxon royalty It was a politically advantageous match or the kingdom s good He didn t dislike her But she was never his everything I get the impression that women were completely interchan. The death of the Conueror left three sons to inherit his power and his wealth Normandy or Robert England or Rufus and or Henry the youngest ive thousand pounds of. Ess of Perce and Richard also drownedWhen the book ended Henry was thinking of remarrying and getting sons and daughtersThis time I m not holding on to "This Book Henry I Was "book Henry I was youngest son of William the Conueror and and third of the Norman line of kings He succeeded his brother William the Conueror and and third of the Norman line of kings He succeeded his brother William in 1100 Henry helped unite the Normans and Saxons of EnglandFollowing the irst in the Norman Trilogy by one of the most prolific authors on English history Jean Plaidy to the corrupt and degenerate successor to William the Conueror William Rufus II who was and degenerate successor to William the Conueror William Rufus II who was in suspicious circumstances while hunting in the orest almost certainly an assassinationWilliam II became King in 1087 Lustful or power and openly homosexual he ruled with violence rather than strength The clergy denounced his brutality and his infringement on church rightsWilliams reign was covered by a power struggle with the Roman Catholic churchCovers the struggle between the sons of the Conueror William Henry and Robert and the life of Princess Edith daughter of the King of Scotland Malcolm and the Saxon Princess Margaret The Cake House from her life in the abbey under the heel of her cruel aunt Abbot Christina her marriage to Henry after he became King and Henry s unfaithfulness with a host of mistresses hisavourite being the sensual and well practiced Welsh princess NestaHenry loved the gentle and pious Edith in a way but had partly married her to gain the The Essential Tantra: A Modern Guide to Sacred Sexuality favour of his Saxon subjectsDuring his reign Henry worked to restrain the growing power of the barons He promoted the Norman system of centralized rule and gave the royal courts great autonomy His wars against rebellious subjects in France helped start aeeling of English nationalismAs usual Plaidy provides a rippling narrative teaching us much of English history along the way and comprehensive and intelligent dialogue 25 stars took me almost 2 weeks to read It was a The Wisdom of Psychopaths: What Saints, Spies, and Serial Killers Can Teach Us About Success fairly short book and should have been easy to read because the tone of the writing was very middle grade or young adult in nature Because of this style of writing I was bored out of my mind and had no desire to pick up this book which was a choreI am very interested in these characters however I would love a book on this era if anyone could recommend oneGroup read starts July 28 If I m going to judge this novel based on theirst in the trilogy The Bastard King then it The Outlandish Adventures of Liberty Aimes fell short of my expectations If I m going to judge this novel as a standalone Disappointing at best I love Plaidy but I was bored bored bored by this This was a very good book It is theirst Plaidy that I have read I love historical iction but read recent novels I liked her style and will read of her books I will definitely read the other 2 books in this trilogy Plaidy made characters rom the 1100s tangible though I did not like the Lion himself However she probably represented him airly accurately or as accurately as an author can research represent a person who lived 900 years ago. Rverse sexuality and contempt or the churchAnd Henry cleverest of all awaited his chance to Jesting Pilot fulfill hisather's prophecy and assume the mantle of The Lion of Justice.