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The Passionate Enemies (Norman Trilogy, #3) I ve said it before, and I ll say it again the Tudors had nothing on the Plantagenets and the Normans before them I wonder how much of this really happened and what is speculation I was reminded at times of Gone With The Wind and the Scarlett Ashley Melanie triangl Like the second instalment of the Norman Trilogy, The Passionate Enemies does not match the brilliance of Book 1, yet it is impressive nonetheless.I find this period of the 1100s an interesting one Here we see the latter days of Henry I followed by the reign of King Stephen Throughout the narrative there s Henry s daughter and Stephen s cousin and sometimes lover Matilda, one of the most arrogant royal woman in history The love hate relationship between Stephen and Matilda serves as the Like the second instalment of the Norman Trilogy, The Passionate Enemies does not match the brilliance of Book 1, yet it is impressive nonetheless.I find this period of the 1100s an interesting one Here we see the latter days of Henry I followed by the reign of King Stephen Throughout the narrative there s Henry s daughter and Stephen s cousin and sometimes lover Matilda, one of the most arrogant royal woman in history The love hate relationship between Stephen and Matilda serves as the novel s backbone, which works well on the most part, though at times it becomes too repetitive in its nature The amount of times o DISCOVER A LOST CLASSIC IN PLAIDY S SCINTILLATING NORMAN SERIESThis Is The Third And Final Book In The Norman Trilogy And Tells The Story Of The Last Days Of The Reign Of Henry I His Son And Wife Are Dead, And Henry Hastily Remarries A Woman Than Thirty Years His Junior In The Hope Of Producing A Male Heir And Securing The SuccessionIf He Fails, The Throne Will Pass To Matilda, And Henry Fears That His Nobles Will Not Willingly Serve A Woman But After His Death This Feckless Daughter Becomes The Focus Of A Line Of Would Be Kings And Soon The Country Is Plunged Into A Bitter Civil War That Only A Child Can Undo.Jean Plaidy, By The Skilful Blending Of Superb Storytelling And Meticulous Attention To Authenticity Of Detail And Depth Of Characterisation Has Become One Of The Country S Most Widely Read Novelists Sunday TimesFull Blooded, Dramatic, Exciting ObserverPlaidy Excels At Blending History With Romance And Drama New York TimesOutstanding Vanity Fair The Passionate Enemies has a laughable jacket description Definitely leaning on the side of ridiculousness She was Matilda The arrogant, cold daughter of Henry I An empress, a woman who had worn out one aging husband, only to dominate her next, a mere boy, Geoffrey, first of the fiery Plantagenets Only one man had ever mattered to Matilda, ever since childhood He was her cousin He was married He was her true love He was her rival to the throne her enemy He was Stephen A man who The Passionate Enemies has a laughable jacket description Definitely leaning on the side of ridiculousness She was Matil This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here King Henry I left no male heir, only his daughter Matilda His nephew Stephen of Blois felt himself aappropriate ruler and insisted his uncle meant him to rule So begins the feud between these lovers, a feud which breeds much hatred although their connection can never be severed While Stephen marries yet another Matilda, a soft sweet woman who shows a surprising aptitude for government, Matilda of Normandy is forced to marry first the Emperor of Germany, many years her senior, and then G King Henry I left no male heir, only his daughter Matilda His nephew Stephen of Blois felt himself aappropriate ruler and insisted his uncle meant him to rule So begins the feud between these lovers, a feud which breeds much hatred although their connection can never be severed W Jean Plaidy s writing can be too over the top sometimes, which is a shame because the first book in this Norman trilogy, The Bastard King, was excellent The Passionate Enemies left me wanting something, though.Henry I finds himself advancing in age with no son and heir in sight and so he marries Adelicia of Louvain, a woman much younger than he is, to produce a son After some time without even a hint of a pregnancy, Henry forces his court to swear fealty to the Empress Matilda former empress Jean Plaidy s writing can be too over the top sometimes, which is a shame because the first book in this Norman trilogy, The Bastard King, was excellent The Passionate Enemies le Matilda was the only living child of Henry I of England Stephen was his nephew While Matilda was arrogant and cold, Stephen wanted nothingthan to please the people of England Raised together as children and married to others, they still had a passion for each other When Henry I died Stephen was in England with his wife while Matilda was with her husband Geoffrey, Count of Anjou resting from Evenenjoyable second time around First read this trilogy in the late 70s Completed the repeat run 2015 That s a heck of a gap but I was drawn into their world as fully this time as I was first time around These are stick a fork in me I think I prefer Sharon Kay Penman s When Christ and all his saints slept to this book It was a good book but I found too much was crammed into the last 150 pages Sharon s book hasdetail into this civil war and the people involved than Jean does.

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