"The Last Tudor" is an interesting title. The last reigning Tudor is Queen Elizabeth, but if she had not imprisoned her relatives and kept them from their spouses there could have been more.
Excellent example of Philippa Gregory's work. I learned a lot about a figure, Jane Grey, that I did not know. And I loge the way she mixes actual history with fiction and makes it all seamless.
My least favorite Philippa Gregory book. Written and narrated by true professionals, but, this story... It’s not a story, really. Or it’s too depressing of one.
I agree with the reviewer who suggests you skip this one.
They’re. Imprisoned. The. Whole. Book.
Skip this one. I am a fan of Gregory even when I know her "history" is wildly and hilariously wrong. She usually makes up for it with a compelling story. Not this time. The characters are boring, full of del pity and rightousness, and the depiction of Queen Elizabeth is off the wall. Gregory clearly detests the Tudors and Elizabeth in particular, depicting her as an unrelentingly evil, petty and vicious monster, to the point where it becomes ridiculous. Awful book.
Narration is excellent, Bianca Amato is a wonderful interpreter of Gregory's work even when dealing with trashy material.
Not my favorite Philippa Gregory book. The characters droned on, which is the opposite of her other faster paced books. As usual her historical facts are accurate and her take on events is compelling. Unfortunately the way in which the characters told their stories focused took away from the overall events.
It was an interesting perspective of the time I would have otherwise not entertained. I was not gripped with intrigue which is why I deducted stars. And my expectations were set high after reading the Red and White queen which I could not put down. But certainly worth a look if you enjoy the Tudor saga.
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