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#1 Hoyaheel

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Posted 23 July 2010 - 05:59 AM

I'm in the mood for a biography about these two - any recommendations? "Good" or trashy, doesn't matter - if you've read one (or heard about one that was well liked) please let me know!!! Thanks!

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Posted 23 July 2010 - 11:40 AM

I'm in the mood for a biography about these two - any recommendations? "Good" or trashy, doesn't matter - if you've read one (or heard about one that was well liked) please let me know!!! Thanks!



I was always under the impression that this was a "love story" for the ages. I just read the Women of Windsor. Pretty decent book about Queen Elizabeth, Queen Mother, Princesses Margaret and Anne. The Queen Mom was "one tough cookie" The book does not paint Princess Diana in a good light nor Wallis. Both of them wanted to be referred to as "HRH" . . . " The Queen Mother fought against both of these women having this title. This book also says how there was a movement with Hitler to take England and then The Duke of Windsor was to be made King again with a Germany rule.

But I too would be interested in reading more. Right now I am reading (again) about Queen Elizabeth daughter of King Henry.
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Posted 24 July 2010 - 03:07 PM

I love Tudor England history - fiction & non-fiction. I just (yesterday!) finished reading Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel (fiction) - about Thomas Cromwell's rise to prominence as a protege of Cardinal Wolsey then through the split from Rome & Henry's divorce, marriage to Anne etc. The reason I was interested in Windsor/Wallis again is because I was reading about it again in the New York Social Diary. (http://www.newyorkso...om/node/1902974 ) They do some really interesting social history pieces every so often - really fascinating. Last year a column I read there got me into the Mitford sisters so I read a bunch about them. I seem to be drawn to the period in between the world wars. I suppose I'll just start with "Man who would be king" and go from there.....

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Posted 19 October 2010 - 10:03 AM

I love Tudor England history - fiction & non-fiction. I just (yesterday!) finished reading Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel (fiction) - about Thomas Cromwell's rise to prominence as a protege of Cardinal Wolsey then through the split from Rome & Henry's divorce, marriage to Anne etc.

The reason I was interested in Windsor/Wallis again is because I was reading about it again in the New York Social Diary. (http://www.newyorkso...om/node/1902974 ) They do some really interesting social history pieces every so often - really fascinating. Last year a column I read there got me into the Mitford sisters so I read a bunch about them. I seem to be drawn to the period in between the world wars. I suppose I'll just start with "Man who would be king" and go from there.....



I just finished The Royal Feud by Michael Thornton. Very good book concerning both Kings and their wives.
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