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Margaret was the sole heir to the house of Lancaster, which waged a 30-year war the War of the Roses against the house of York for control of England. Married at 13 to Edmund Tudor, she had one son and spent the rest of her days praying that son would become king (and, certain that she was following the will of God, making calculated moves to get him there). While the book doesn’t have the romance and scandal that characterized the reign of Margaret’s grandson, Henry VIII, it offers a sweeping look at the complicated political moves of the day and the women who wielded more influence than history would give them credit for. Gregory’s Margaret is a committed mother, a devoted Lancastrian, and a passionate Catholic, and Amato performs her story with all the requisite emotions: pain at being taken from Henry; fury at the successes of the house of York; righteous, single-minded conviction of God’s will. Amato’s voice soothing and gentle makes Margaret’s ambition seem as innocent as a mother wanting her son to ace his math exam, and that makes the last-act reveal of the lengths she’ll go in the name of God and Lancaster that much more chilling. Blythe Copeland
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History through the eyes of the main character
After having read The other Boleyn Girl and after having listened to The Boleyn Inheritance I am an absolutely fan of Philippa Gregory. I love the way she writes about history. Writing from the perspective(-s) of the main character(-s). Of course not all persons did have an equally interesting live to tell about but Philippa Gregory knows how to make all of them interesting to the reader. And again I like the voice of Bianca Amato and the way she reads The Red Queen.