What I’m Reading

20 Jul

While the photo isn’t great, this book deserves attention because it brings to life an 11th Century English Queen who survived two husbands, begot two future kings and maintained power in a volatile country on the brink of a major change.

Too often storytellers (whether it be film, music or books) focus their attention on familiar symbols of feminine power, whether is be Queen Elizabeth, Cleopatra or even Anne Frank, and forget to mine all the stories that haven’t yet been told.  I do realize it is difficult, especially when there is scant historical record, but that is one of the reasons I love historical-fiction; blending fact with fiction to paint lost pictures.

I highly recommend this book to all those who love epics, strong women, royal battles and intrigue.

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