Henry (The Tudor Trilogy #3) by Tony Riches
Publication Date: May 17, 2017
eBook & Paperback; 320 Pages
Genre: Historical Fiction
Finalist for the Amazon Storyteller Award 2017
Bosworth 1485: After victory against King Richard III, Henry Tudor becomes King of England. Rebels and pretenders plot to seize his throne. The barons resent his plans to curb their power and he wonders who he can trust. He hopes to unite Lancaster and York through marriage to the beautiful Elizabeth of York.
With help from his mother, Lady Margaret Beaufort, he learns to keep a fragile peace. He chooses a Spanish Princess, Catherine of Aragon, as a wife for his son Prince Arthur. His daughters will marry the King of Scotland and the son of the Emperor of Rome. It seems his prayers are answered, then disaster strikes and Henry must ensure the future of the Tudors.
“A fine end to a superbly researched and well-written trilogy, one I would recommend to anyone with an interest in this period of history.” Best-selling author Terry Tyler
“Henry was a hazy, cold impression in my mind, but Tony Riches fills him out, gives him intelligence, compassion, human frailty, and a consuming love of country, and I ended the book with great admiration for this man.” Author Noelle Granger
My Review: Edit ~ Due to the internet being down on our block, this review is getting up towards the end of the day, which I consider very late. My apologies to Tony Riches and HF Virtual Book Tours.
Okay, this trilogy has officially gone down as my favorite trilogy of all time. I loved Owen, I loved Jasper and I adored Henry.
A little backstory…
I have two favorite Tudors. Queen Elizabeth I and Margaret Beaufort. Now if you want to get technical with me, I suppose Margaret Beaufort isn’t necessarily a Tudor. However, she is the mother of the Tudor Era, the wife of Edmund Tudor (brother to King Henry VI) and mother of King Henry VII. She had to be strong, she had to be wise, she had to be cautious, she had to be clever and she had to be a survivor…all in a time-period where women weren’t allowed to be any of those things. I absolutely love this woman and have studied her extensively (because #nerd), so was giddy like Christmas morning to dig into this book and into the more private life of Henry.
If you do a Google search on King Henry VII, you will find various articles on Henry VII being quiet, perhaps cold, a money-pincher, a stern father, a devoted son and a (possibly) devoted husband. And while I’ve sang the praises from the rooftops of the author’s ability to open history’s passages to his readers, I truly have to reiterate the point. It was such an amazing treat to be introduced to Henry the man, not just Henry the king. To learn of his personality on a deeper level, to witness the events that made him who he was, to get a glimpse into his private life and the workings of court. A rare treat indeed, to get a behind-the-scenes look into the birth of an era. I am forever changed by the time spent with Owen, Jasper and Henry and I have Tony Riches to thank for it.
About the Author
Tony Riches is a full-time writer and lives with his wife in Pembrokeshire, West Wales. After several successful non-fiction books, Tony turned to novel writing and wrote ‘Queen Sacrifice’, set in 10th century Wales, followed by ‘The Shell’, a thriller set in present day Kenya. A specialist in the history of the early Tudors, he is best known for his Tudor Trilogy. Tony’s other international best sellers include ‘Warwick ~ The Man Behind the Wars of the Roses’ and ‘The Secret Diary of Eleanor Cobham’.
Blog Tour Schedule
Monday, May 14
Review at 100 Pages a Day (Owen)
Tuesday, May 15
Review at Pursuing Stacie (Owen)
Wednesday, May 16
Guest Post at On the Tudor Trail
Friday, May 18
Review at Historical Fiction with Spirit (Jasper)
Monday, May 21
Review at Just One More Chapter (Owen)
Tuesday, May 22
Review at Pursuing Stacie (Jasper)
Thursday, May 24
Guest Post at Short Book and Scribes
Friday, May 25
Review at Donna’s Book Blog (Owen)
Wednesday, May 30
Review at Jaffa Reads Too (Owen)
Friday, June 1
Review at Hoover Book Reviews (Owen)
Monday, June 4
Review at Donna’s Book Blog (Henry)
Tuesday, June 5
Feature at Passages to the Past
Thursday, June 7
Review at Maiden of the Pages (All 3 Books)
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