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Book Review: Queens Of The Conquest

Queens Of The Conquest by Alison Weir
The 1st in a series of 4 books about England’s medieval queens. This volume covers 1066-1167 and the 5 women who were the queens of the Norman kings. This is a tale of cold controlled fury, cultural shifts, tough beliefs, persuasive delusions, visceral fury, marriages where people did not have a deep liking for each other, tremendous resilience, self-authentication, the moulding of public opinion, indecision and indefensible acts. Yet is was all so dry, dull and boring and not a page turning drama.

Best Lines:
“Resolved to fight to the bitter end.”

“A harsh virago with little judgement.”

“Not an example of queenship to be followed.”
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