The author does an admirable job of reminding us exactly who she's talking about and their relationship to the principles, without overdoing it for those readers well versed in the subject. Mary Obiettivi e imparziali, questi voti e giudizi sono lo specchio esatto del comportamento dei vari personaggi di questa settimana, che, come al solito si sono distinti per mediocrità e banalità, i protagonisti in primis. Cutting through all the myths and rumours, Kathryn Warner provides us with a realistic portrayal of one of the most misunderstood characters of the Middle Ages. This is a fact backed up by many sources. While his presence is certainly there, I think it important to remember that much of what we know of Isabella's early life in inextricably tied to that of her husband.
Isabella and Edward's marriage started to disintegrate, and whilst she may not have hated Piers Gaveston or her spouse's other male favourites, she certainly seemed to hate Hugh Despenser the Younger with a vengeance! Basti pensare a come si comporterà con Sebastian, quando gli darà ragione sugli Hofer e con David. Edward handed Isabella's jewels over to Gaveston? Warner's analysis casts tiny beams of light on the conflicting fragments of Isabella's character. The Rebel Queen examines Isabella's life with particular focus on her revolutionary actions in the 1320s, corrects the many myths about her, and provides a vivid account of this most fascinating and influential of women. And the Scots plotted to capture Isabella. E' solo un personaggio freddo, senza nessun carisma e a volte l'ho vista anche abbastanza sprezzante nei confronti di Sebastian. I greatly enjoyed this book! Part Two also covers Isabella's return to France in 1325.
Wikipedia I discovered Kathryn Warner following my reading of a very thorough, yet decidedly one sided, biography of Queen Isabella. E' indifendibile sotto tutti i punti di vista, e, per quante congetture si possono fare sul suo rapporto con Sebastian, è solo fumo, fuffa e noia assoluta. Warner paints a vivid picture, backed by years of research, never simply relying on information from previous historians without looking to back that up herself. More importantly, I also discovered a biographer who neither painted her subjects as near perfect individuals whose utter misfortune was the fault of anyone and everyone but themselves, nor did she blacken the character of others to whitewash the flaws of her protagonists. This book had me hooked from the start and kept my attention to the end.
The author thus skips ov Kudos to Kathryn Warner for a well-researched, well-written biography of Isabella of France c. It deserves to be read a second time. Some of the references do not follow a standard academic format and this is frustrating at times. Nicole Schumann kommt aus Ballenstedt im Ostharz - und will dort auch gar nicht so schnell weg. Whether or not their relationship was one of a sexual nature seems less important than the impact his infatuations had on his ability to rule. I really wanted to like this but it fell flat for me.
The book is well researched, however there is a disconnect between the endnotes and the bibliography. Il problema vero sono i protagonisti, soprattutto Luisa, con la sua diffidenza patologica e irrazionale: ha queste reazioni eccessive, sproporzionate, casuali, che invece che trasmettere la sua insicurezza, la fanno sembrare un personaggio scritto in funzione dei colpi di scena a fine puntata. This is what sets this biography apart from previous iterations of Isabella's life. This is where the book really started to come alive for me. Ebenfalls überraschend war für die 31-Jährige das Angebot für das Playboy-Shooting.
Couple that with the fact that family names were often used, resulting in two or more people with the same name holding the same title in a short period of time, and it's difficult to keep track of who's who. How many times can you berate other authors for writing bad history? Aside from these criticisms, this is an important publication on the life of Queen Isabella of France and deserves wide readership and the notice of the academic community. E poi l'ha visto lei stessa che Rosalie gli si butta addosso ogni volta che può, ma le pare che abbia bisogno di girarle intorno? I applaud both for allowing the known facts to lead them where it will, to start new and difficult discussions, rather than regurgitating the theories of their predecessors. Piers Gaveston - he was neither low-born, nor was his mother a witch.
It pleases me to no end to have found a reasoned, academic historian who seems to write with no agenda beyond telling the story of this fascinating Queen. It felt like half this book was just that. I urge all who read this book to keep an open mind as Ms. Warner paints a vivid picture, backed by years of research, never simply relying on information from previous historians without looking to back that up herself.
Prior to reading this biography, I had read many novels and history accounts of the times. The author thus skips over those early years and focuses on the period 1308-1330 and draws extensively from primary sources but also refers to secondary sources. Isabella of France: The Rebel Queen is the second book from this author and published by Amberley Publishing in Stroud in 2016. More importantly, I also discovered a biographer who neither painted her subjects as near perfect ind I discovered Kathryn Warner following my reading of a very thorough, yet decidedly one sided, biography of Queen Isabella. There is also the bizarre story of the royal imposter John of Powderham, a tanner who asserted that he, and not Edward, was the true king. Si la scena della stalla rimarrà davvero indelebile, in quanto a cattivo gusto e squallore.