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

I enjoyed the book a lot as well and found it informative, though I had to raise my eyebrows at the parts including Richard III since the author was clearly biased against him and employed it in a book that’s supposed to be nonfiction, which is a no-no especially as the author is also a legitimate historian. But other than that, I liked this book and would definitely recommend it to those who want to learn more about the early Tudor court, Edward IV’s lavish York court that was Burgundian in style, and the mysterious but fascinating Elizabeth of York.

The Freelance History Writer Notes and Reviews

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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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