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The Beaufort Bride audiobook

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Review #1

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Margaret Beaufort Tudor is usually depicted as a possessive mother, ruthlessly obsessed with her son’s claim to the English throne. Her keen political acumen is one of his greatest assets throughout his long struggle to ascend and then maintain his throne.

But the Margaret of this novel is a much more sympathetic woman. Girl, really. Extraordinarily wealthy, she is married off to Edmund Tudor while still a child, though that does not stop him from immediately consummating the marriage. Just thirteen when she gives birth to her only child — and left with a body badly damaged by the trauma of childbirth while still a child herself– she mistakenly thinks she might finally become mistress of her own fate. But I’ll skip the spoilers….

Arnopp’s depiction of Margaret is an interesting contrast to typical portrayals. Here she is just a helpless child, trying to make her way in an adult world where she is generally viewed as a mere political pawn. I plan to continue reading more about Margaret’s life in Arnopp’s planned trilogy, the Beaufort Chronicles.

Review #2

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“As King Henry VI slips into insanity and the realm of England teeters on the brink of civil war, a child is married to the mad kings brother. Edmund Tudor, Earl of Richmond, takes his child bride into Wales where she discovers a land of strife and strangers.”

What an incredibly interesting book about the early life of Margaret Beaufort, a novel of course, as not much is known about her early years. I had to tear myself away from it to do anything else besides read. Now I must wait for the next book in the chronicles to continue with this tale.

To date I had not thought Margaret was very likeable, having had sympathies with her daughter in law Elizabeth, but this representation changed how I perceived her. She did not have much of a childhood, and her twice widowed mother seems to have used her for personal gain.

Apparently she loved her St. John siblings, especially her sisters.. wondering when they got together over the years?? I think she did see her younger brother John Welles when her son was king. Hoping to discover that in the next volume which definitely indicates a huge interest in this complicated family group.
As I read I was struck anew by how very hard life could be for girls and women with nothing to look forward to except an arranged marriage and children. I do hope that the day to day activities of the rest of her life made up for this difficult beginning. She did have her beloved Henry to love although probably mostly from afar.

Definitely recommend this supposed glimpse of Margaret Beaufort’s younger years to all who relish these times and this family. Just out so get your copy at once! Extraordinary!

Review #3

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Popular history has not been kind to Margaret Beaufort. Its hard to get past that pinched face beneath her horrid steeple-shaped headdress. And stories about Henry VII abound with the overbearing mother who just wont disappear. It can be difficult to remember that Margaret started out as a helpless young girl who gave birth at age thirteen with nearly fatal consequences. She was lucky to live, but her childbearing years were over. Judith Arnopp has given us a sympathetic introduction to a child bride, bartered for her wealth and pedigree. After all, her father was John Beaufort, Duke of Somerset and her grandfather was the great John of Gaunt himself. Margaret was the sole heiress, which made her quite a catch.

Henry VIs half-brother Edmund Tudor won the prize, though already he was her second husband (the first was annulled). Off to Wales she went, away from family and everything she knew. Margaret was only twelve and expected her new husband to wait before bedding her, but he had other ideas:

<i>He laughs at my tight lips, and sits up to lean toward me, his forearms resting on his knees, but he does not look at me direct. He swirls the wine in the bottom of his cup and when he speaks, his voice is earnest.
I am not a brute, my lady. I would things were different, but I cannot change fate. I cannot make you older, and neither can I wait for you to grow up. I must get myself a son.
My face burns. He should not speak of these things. I duck my head, chin to my chest, and wonder what Mother would have me say.</i>

Margaret did her best and submitted to her husband, and of course the inevitable pregnancy occurred. All might have gone well except for the confusion surrounding events in London. No one knew whose side they were supposed to be on, and while Edmund did his duty in Wales, the Duke of York proved the aggressor. Margaret and all of Wales was caught in the middle. What a time to give birth! This is a very well-rounded story with no obvious villain (I like that) and a protagonist who is appealing but flawed, as a good heroine should be. Thanks to Judith Arnopp, I will be much more open-minded as I follow Margaret into womanhood.

Review #4

Audio The Beaufort Bride narrated by Tessa Petersen

4.5 stars

The Beaufort Bride: The Life of Margaret Beaufort is book one of the Beaufort Chronicles of English historical fiction. Margaret would become the mother of Henry VII and grandmother to Henry VIII.

This story begins in the mid-15th century; we meet Margaret as a six-year-old child. These are dangerous political times; Henry VI suffers from bouts of insanity that would eventually be instrumental in the coming about of the Wars of the Roses.

After a failed first marriage, Margarets mother arranges her daughters second marriage, this time to Edmund Tudor. In our modern eyes, Margaret is a child bride; she is aged just twelve-years-old. By the age of thirteen, she is pregnant and living in Wales with her husband.

The author has woven an intriguing tale from the bare historical facts that are available from this era. Marriage and pregnancy at so young an age seems barbaric to our modern ears; although this was an accepted practice of the times, some thought she was far too young, even then. Margaret coped and survived impressively well.

This book ends soon after Margarets third marriage, but her story and influence over her son, the future King Henry, and her part in the resolution between the houses of York and Lancaster, continues in the next book of the series: The Beaufort Woman.

Review #5

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Like most people, I knew the bare bones of Margaret Beaufort’s story and of her reputation. I knew that she was incredibly young when she gave birth to Henry Tudor and, whilst I felt sorry for her, I hadn’t researched her life. So it was fascinating to read of her early life in this well-constructed novel. Ms Arnopp paints Margaret’s world well, dropping detail in as and when it’s needed, but without swamping the readers with her research. I felt so sorry for Margaret and I thought that she was portrayed appropriately for her age. She thinks like the young girl that she is and is not given wisdom beyond her years, but we can see her learning, growing up fast as she adapts to the life she’s been thrust into. To put human emotion to the situation which, sadly, must have affected many young girls, is insightful and thought-provoking. I’m not a fan of ‘first person’, although I can perfectly understand why it was used in this case – giving full voice to Margaret’s point of view and giving us her picture of her world. I look forward to the other volumes of this trilogy.

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