Review: “Elizabeth of York: A Tudor Queen and Her World” by Alison Weir

I received this book as one of my Christmas gifts, and it’s on my list after finishing “Bosworth” and “Royal Exiles,” as part of the research for my 2nd book, which takes place after Bosworth. But that’s jumping ahead of myself. I can’t wait to read this book, and this review is well written and enticing.

The Freelance History Writer Notes and Reviews

Portrait of Elizabeth of York Portrait of Elizabeth of York

When I heard that Alison Weir was writing a biography of Elizabeth of York, I eagerly awaited its release. Having been a long time reader of Weir’s non-fiction works and knowing very little about Elizabeth of York made this book highly anticipated. And I was not disappointed!

Elizabeth of York has very much been an enigma to historians. While we still don’t know what her personality was really like, this book shines a bright spotlight on her. It starts out by explaining the circumstances into which Elizabeth was born as the eldest child of King Edward IV. The War of the Roses had been ongoing for about ten years at the time of her birth. Weir tells us of the family dynamics and how the throne of England vacillated back and forth between the members of the Houses of Lancaster and York. When Elizabeth was…

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