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Book Review: Queen Isabella

Queen Isabella by Alison Weir

She was a Princess of France married to Edward II who cheated on her with his favourites. She led an invasion to overthrow her husband in the name of their son. She lived an eventful life that took in the decimation of the Knights Templar, civil war, famine, the start of the Hundred Years War, the arrival of the Black Death, martial discord, an alleged murder and Geoffrey Chaucer attended her funeral procession. Her resting place was lost due to the Reformation and the Great Fire of 1666. Despite all that, this tome is dull suffering from repetition.

Best Line:
Somewhere, below the ground lies the dust of a long-dead queen.”
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