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The Queen's Fool (The Plantagenet and Tudor Novels, #12)

A young woman caught in the rivalry between Queen Mary and her half sister, Elizabeth, must find her true destiny amid treason, poisonous rivalries, loss of faith, and unrequited love.

It is winter, 1553. Pursued by the Inquisition, Hannah Green, a fourteen-year-old Jewish girl, is forced to flee Spain with her father. But Hannah is no ordinary refugee. Her gift of “Sight,”

It is winter, 1553. Pursued by the Inquisition, Hannah Green, a fourteen-year-old Jewish girl, is forced to flee Spain with her father. But Hannah is no ordinary refugee. Her gift of “Sight,” the ability to foresee the future, is priceless in the troubled times of the Tudor court. Hannah is adopted by the glamorous Robert Dudley, the charismatic son of King Edward’s protector, who brings her to court as a “holy fool” for Queen Mary and, ultimately, Queen Elizabeth. Hired as a fool but working as a spy; promised in wedlock but in love with her master; endangered by the laws against heresy, treason, and witchcraft, Hannah must choose between the safe life of a commoner and the dangerous intrigues of the royal family that are inextricably bound up in her own yearnings and desires.

Teeming with vibrant period detail and peopled by characters seamlessly woven into the sweeping tapestry of history, The Queen’s Fool is another rich and emotionally resonant gem from this wonderful storyteller.
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    Annie

    Oct 10, 2008

    rated it
    it was amazing

    Recommends it for:
    Philippa Gregory Fans, Historical Fiction Fans, Tudor History Buffs
    Recommended to Annie by:
    Alaine Bucknall, Sheree McLeod

    Gregory, the reigning Queen of historical fiction, weaves a tale that is as much an insight into the Tudor court as it is into religious history. The protagonist Hannah, is a secret Jew serving a Catholic Queen and befriending a Protestant Princess. What a catalyst for an electrifying plot!

    Being that this story is based in history and immersed in fact, there are twists and turns that you will anticipate. However the addition of a completely fictional heroine adds a layer of intrigue and provide

    Being that this story is based in history and immersed in fact, there are twists and turns that you will anticipate. However the addition of a completely fictional heroine adds a layer of intrigue and provides you with plot points you will not see coming. It is such a satisfying narrative arc that you won’t want it to finish and you certainly won’t want to leave Hannah behind.

    Hannah is a character full of contradictions. Like many women of the time, Hannah’s age and her sexual innocence leave her at the mercy of men who would use her for social elevation. However her education and life experience make her cunning a formidable player in these war games. She gives her heart freely to Robert Dudley, Queen Mary and Princess Elizabeth all at once and in doing so endears them all to the reader. Yet she finds it hardest of all to give herself over to a love far greater than any of these, one grounded in safety and protection. She is a tangible character and one I am sorry to say goodbye to.

    This was one of the most enjoyable history lessons I’ve ever had and a formidable novel next to ‘The Other Boleyn Girl’. I am so grateful for the sympathy and understanding I now have for England’s first female ruler and one of history’s most notorious tyrants. I saw ‘Bloody Mary’ through Hannah’s eyes and now history is not just black and white, it is all shades of red.

    Don’t read this if: You don’t like reading.
    Read this book if: You want to be swept away to another world and another time. If you even have a vague fascination with history than read this book! You may get more out of it if you’re interested in Tudor and religious history however the narrative and characterisation is so strong it wouldn’t matter.
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    Kerrie

    I’m done with Philippa Gregory.

    This is the 4th book of hers that I’ve experienced. I was hoping that, not being constrained by the limits brought by a historical figure, she could create a fuller character than the shallow cardboard cutouts of Anne Boleyn, Catherine Howard, Anne of Cleves, and Katherine of Aragon in her other novels. But no… The character of Hannah Green was by far the most confusing and maddeningly inconsistent character I’ve read outside of fanfic. This wasn’t complexity, bu

    This is the 4th book of hers that I’ve experienced. I was hoping that, not being constrained by the limits brought by a historical figure, she could create a fuller character than the shallow cardboard cutouts of Anne Boleyn, Catherine Howard, Anne of Cleves, and Katherine of Aragon in her other novels. But no… The character of Hannah Green was by far the most confusing and maddeningly inconsistent character I’ve read outside of fanfic. This wasn’t complexity, but simply a sloppy author who had no idea want kind of character she wanted.

    Hannah, we are told constantly, is a free-spirited, strong-willed woman who does not want to have to be subservient to any man. A tall order in 16th century England, and an attitude that would quickly put a bull’s eye on her even if she wasn’t a Jew hiding on the downlow from the persecution of both Catholics and Protestants. And yet, Gregory obviously wanted to write a romance, so this strong-willed woman who wants to be self-employed and free from any male rule swoons at even the mention of Robert Dudley. Compelled to be his vassal, even when he releases her from his service, she runs back to him when the going gets tough. This raging Tudor feminist cannot exist without a man. It would be one thing if this irony was addressed, but it is not – Hannah is always treated as a strong, indomitable woman by the author.

    I didn’t find Hannah a sympathetic character at all. She looks down on the Princess Elizabeth as a whore, tempting other womens’ husbands, and yet would have no problem becoming Dudley’s mistress but only refrains because she “loves” her husband. One of her positive traits in Gregory’s eyes is her loyalty, and she is… loyal to everyone, even those on opposing sides. So, by being loyal to all, she is loyal to none. She speaks in absolutes constantly – Mary Tudor is “the most courageous woman,” Elizabeth is “the cleverest,” phrases like “that I had ever known” and “greatest” regularly punctuate the narrative. Is this a character trait, or just really godawful writing? I’m suspecting the latter.

    Because of the emphasis on romance in this novel, Gregory’s usual lackluster prose became glaringly obvious. It doesn’t even approach the skill of some romance writers, and Gregory can’t even use the excuse that she’s a historian with a sideline in writing. Her degree is in English Literature, not History. (It seems that fact needs to be reiterated to correct the prevailing myth out there.) And the writing was droning and repetitive in this novel even more than the others. It could easily have been shortened by a good 50 pages or more if she hadn’t repeated information that she had mentioned just a few pages earlier. For example, after introducing the character of Marie and having a scene with her, is it necessary, 2 pages later, to mention her as “my father’s nurse?” We already know that. And the most egregious example, more than 3/4 of the way through the book, after the wedding and several scenes of married life, have Hannah say “there stood my husband, Daniel Carpenter?” WE KNOW THAT! Vapid, repetitious filler like this with no letup sorely tried my patience with this novel.

    I could go on and on about the shortcomings. The only positive feature of this book was Mary Tudor. It was a different characterization from the typical “Bloody Mary” persona – this was a tortured woman who had finally achieved the throne that she’d been waiting for her entire life, and her reign was marked by disaster. Partly her fault, because of her blind devotion to “The Truth Faith,” but her quest for love with King Phillip was a doomed one. In contrast, Gregory’s treatment of Elizabeth was cartoonish and disrespectful (I don’t think Elizabeth has been referred to as a whore so many times in a book before!) and brought the novel down even further into the depths of unimaginative prose, characterization, and general storytelling.

    And lastly, since this is an audiobook… Bianca Amato’s narration didn’t have the listless suicidal monotone that was so grating in her reading of Anne of Cleves in The Boleyn Inheritance. However, it is very difficult for a female speaker to play the part of men, and all her men sounded nearly the same. So, this is my last Gregory novel, and last Bianca Amato reading.
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    RavenclawReadingRoom

    I was pretty excited about reading my first Philippa Gregory book. I mean, she has like a thousand books and they’ve been turned into movies and miniseries and who knows what else. She clearly knows her shit where historical research is concerned, particularly the Tudor period.

    And yet, I only made it to page THREE before I noped my way out of this book. Here’s a summary of those three pages:
    – 14 year old girl.
    – Grown ass married man sexually pursuing 14 year old girl.
    – Seriously. He’s encourag

    And yet, I only made it to page THREE before I noped my way out of this book. Here’s a summary of those three pages:
    – 14 year old girl.
    – Grown ass married man sexually pursuing 14 year old girl.
    – Seriously. He’s encouraging her to play chasey with the intention of fucking her when he catches her.
    – Grown ass married man pins 14 year old girl against a tree out of sight of supervising adults.
    – 14 year old girl is suddenly “no longer a giggling child, she was a young woman in the heat of first desire.”
    – Grown ass married man shoves his hand down her dress to fondle her boobs.
    – 14 year old girl is initially into it but then pulls away.
    – Grown ass married man SHOVES HIS HAND UP HER DRESS.
    – 14 year old girl clenches her legs shut until she feels “the back of his hand on her hidden sex” and then her knees buckle.
    – “The girl was a virgin in name alone. In reality, she was little more than a whore.”

    Nope. I don’t care if it’s historically accurate. I don’t care that times were different. A FOURTEEN YEAR OLD GIRL is being sexually assaulted by an adult who’s clearly been grooming her, and it’s only page three. Nope. Nope nope nopity nope. I’m done. Fuckity bye, book.
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