The Daughter Of Time: A gripping historical mystery

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The Daughter Of Time: A gripping historical mystery

The Daughter Of Time: A gripping historical mystery

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She was born in Inverness in 1896, and taught physical education for a number of years before the success of her first book, The Man in the Queue, in 1929. If you take the "players" in The War of the Roses, and place them in more modern times- one could almost compare them to The Mob fighting for control of their territory. The novel was immediately popular when it first appeared, in 1951, and as its reach grew so did the pool of potential Ricardians. When Richard III’s remains were unearthed in 2013 and reinterred in Leicester Cathedral, there was a sense of something being put right for me.

His friend- Marta- sympathetic to his plight- brings him photographs of important figures throughout history and the mysteries surrounding them- long unsolved.By the end of the novel, Grant and Carradine are convinced that it was Henry VII, Richard’s successor, who was responsible for the deaths of the two boys.

They allow that there were rumours of his murdering the princes during his lifetime, but they decide that the rumours had little circulation, and attribute them to the Croyland Chronicle and to the Lord Chancellor of France, and ultimately to Tudor sympathiser John Morton. For Edward, Richard and their sister Elizabeth had indeed been declared illegitimate by an act of parliament (and whether wrongfully or rightfully does not really all that much matter here). Being a history major, I'd already read Richard III: The Great Debate, and knew that More's writing on the subject (which was slavishly followed by Holinshed in his Chronicles, and in the Shakespeare play) was a Tudor-inspired hatchet job. A clever little book which causes me something of a dilemma – do I put it on the fiction shelf or that reserved for non fiction? Oh-so enjoyable, however, and unlike most murder mysteries it has great reread potential since it really isn't about whodunit.A very old mystery, one with its roots in history which means it is written by historians, which means a combination of invention, speculation, and based only on whatever facts might have been expedient to use at the time. While the book is dated, the subject matter is contemporary, seeing that Dickie 3 has just risen from his grave in a Leicester car park. Now the debate is on as to where the remains should be buried, personally I think he should be interred in the cathedral at Leicester, as he's been in the parish for 500 years.

Although slow in some chapters it tends to read like a history lesson, but very well done - would appeal to history buffs. Cuando llevas medio libro y te ha nombrado todo el árbol genealógico de los York y te ha sacado todos los implicados, piensas que empezará la trama, pero no.

The title of this book is taken from a quote from Francis Bacon, in which Truth is the daughter of Time (so, with time, truth will eventually show itself). An aroma of back-stair gossip and servants’ spying came off the page,” Grant thinks while reading a history written by Sir Thomas More. And I don’t mean to imply we’re any brighter now; it’s likely we’re dumber, but few look at history books today with the calm acceptance I experienced when I read, for example, that Christopher Columbus “discovered America,” since America apparently had no history until white people arrived. The first of these, The Man in the Queue (1929) was published under the pseudonym of Gordon Daviot, whose name also appears on the title page of another of her 1929 novels, Kif; An Unvarnished History. And didn't Sir Thomas More (who was an 8-year-old child when Richard died) make the same claim in the definitive source about Richard?



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