The White Queen of Middleham
Lesley J. Nickell
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Nov 19, 2018 - 15:16 PM By Lesley J. Nickell

For Anne Neville, a timid and delicate child, ignored by her mother, patronised by her elder sister and bullied by her formidable father Warwick the Kingmaker, her childhood friend Richard Plantagenet becomes a source of strength throughout her life As she moves abruptly from castle to castle, from England to France, with Warwick s changing fortunes in the turbulent WarsFor Anne Neville, a timid and delicate child, ignored by her mother, patronised by her elder sister and bullied by her formidable father Warwick the Kingmaker, her childhood friend Richard Plantagenet becomes a source of strength throughout her life As she moves abruptly from castle to castle, from England to France, with Warwick s changing fortunes in the turbulent Wars of the Roses, Anne is a pawn in the dangerous games of political intrigue that she struggles to understand The third son of the ambitious Duke of York, later King Richard III, is a hero in the eyes of the shy and bewildered Anne, and the key to her understanding of the great events happening around her Their love, almost wrecked by the feud of York and Lancaster, culminates in great happiness and the last Plantagenet reign in England The White Queen of Middleham is the first book in the Sprigs of Broom series, following the lives of Yorkist Plantagenet off spring including The Princes in the Tower and Perkin Warbeck.
  • Title: The White Queen of Middleham
  • Author: Lesley J. Nickell
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  • Page: 289
  • Format: Kindle Edition

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Kara Nov 19, 2018 - 15:16 PM
Imagine trying to explain succession wars to a child:“Well, honey, Upper Class Twit A has 5/8’s a cup of royal blood and Upper Class Twit B has 4/7’s a cup of royal blood, and their wives have been egging them on a bit, so loads and loads of lower class men are going to kill each other and wrack havoc on the physical and economic landscape, just so someone can wear a shiny crown.”Poor Anne Neville doesn’t even get this much from any of the adults in her life. The book follows Anne from [...]
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Rosalind Winter Nov 19, 2018 - 15:16 PM
I re-read this book recently, having read it when it was first published in 1978. I'd forgotten just how good it is - in particular the evocation of place and time. It's also very moving, particularly the later chapters. Highly recommended.
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Georgia Nov 19, 2018 - 15:16 PM
History meets Romance and time travels through the eyes of one historical icon as love is tested in the midst of a ferocious battle to reign.Not to be confused with the 2009 novel titled The White Queen written by Philippa Gregory, The White Queen of Middleham is the first in ‘The Sprigs of Bloom’ series written by Lesley J Nickell and was first published in 1978. Since its original publication date, it went out of print only to be revived by Mereo Books in September 2014.The White Queen of [...]
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Tanzanite Nov 19, 2018 - 15:16 PM
1.5 stars. First person Anne Neville story - yawn
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Jean Nov 19, 2018 - 15:16 PM
Another view of the last period of the Wars of the RosesThe main character is Anne Neville , the least known of the Royals and nobles in the well documented power struggle.The author chose to depict her as the victim of repression but she does not seem capable of relating normally with her surroundings or other humans.Was she autistic ? Much later she seems to be normalized , after great suffering , by TLC and the love of a good man.For this and several other reasons , I would prefer that the ex [...]
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Barbara Nov 19, 2018 - 15:16 PM
Historical greatness1st i would recommend to anyone interested in the 15th centery history. This was a wonderful story. It really demonstrates that women were of no value except for money. I really read this fast as I was hooked from the beginning. I did get confused just beyond half way because so many had the same name. Children were named after the King, the Queen and great uncles. I did miss, it is was stated, what Queen Ann's son died from. It was probably what happened to Queen Ann also.
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Liz Nov 19, 2018 - 15:16 PM
Actual rating: 3.5 stars
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Lesley Sumner Nov 19, 2018 - 15:16 PM
Very moving Compelling reading, history as it should be taught. I would recommend this book to all readers who enjoy history being brought to life.
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Richard Tearle Nov 19, 2018 - 15:16 PM
Originally published in 1974, The White Queen of Middleham has recently been republished and tells the story of Anne Neville, younger daughter of Richard Neville, Earl of Warwick, and wife to King Richard III.As a delicate child, Anne is often sick and confused. Her world is one where almost all women are ruled by their menfolk. Remaining ignorant of the great events occurring around her adds to her feelings of inadequacy, and she contemplates entering the Church. But she meets Richard, Duke of [...]
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Philip Howells Nov 19, 2018 - 15:16 PM
Ever since the opening chapters of Sharon Kay Penman’s “The Sunne in Splendour” I’ve been fascinated by Anne Neville, not least because she reminds we who enjoy life in an age of antibiotics and three-day illnesses, how fragile life was in the 15th Century.Her sexual rejection by her first husband also rings very true to readers used to compliant women who accepted that their only role was to marry well (though not necessarily for them) and to produce heirs for the husbands.I suppose tha [...]
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Sarah Nov 19, 2018 - 15:16 PM
Ideally I'd give this three and a half stars, but since I can't, I've rounded it up to 4.I liked pretty much everything up until when Anne was Queen (even the hugely exaggerated kitchen story!), but then I got a little bored. It wasn't as much of a page-turner in this section, but then it picked up again at the end.Anne's death (as it always does in any book) brought tears to my eyes. It was incredibly well written and heartfelt and although it sounds slightly macabre, it was one of the best par [...]
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Wendy Nov 19, 2018 - 15:16 PM
interesting novelThis was quite the interesting story but unfortunately it was very poorly formatted for the Kindle app. The paragraph breaks were horrendous and it just made it a struggle to read. However, if you can get past that random line breaks and word splits, the tale itself is quite intriguing. I enjoyed the character of Anne although at times she's so timid it made me want to scream. Then the sudden temperament change when her husband's children by his mistress are brought into Middleh [...]
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Mereo Books Nov 19, 2018 - 15:16 PM
Review from the Historical Novel Society: Lesley Nickell has written a magnificent insight into the character, whose frailties are apparent throughout the book. One minor criticism: through 340 pages the tale is told via Anne’s eyes, her thoughts, feelings and reactions to events.This is not a novel of battles, bloody deaths, or the politics of the time. Anne was not witness to these, she hears of them through other parties. I enjoyed this book and recommend it to those who enjoy a good charac [...]
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Brianna Nov 19, 2018 - 15:16 PM
Enjoyable novel about my favourite Queen. Not much is known about Anne Neville personally, so of course folk can draw what conclusions they wish. Whatever the case, the poor lass endured much hardship in her short life. Nickells did an excellent job crafting a moving and believable narrative of how the events of Anne’s life may have unfolded. And made me bawl my eyes out on multiple occasions.
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Sarah Brooks Nov 19, 2018 - 15:16 PM
Delicate bio/novel on Anne Neville, Queen of England to King Richard III. Wish I could find a copy to own for my personal library.
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Barbara Hansen Nov 19, 2018 - 15:16 PM
Hard to start. Had to go find a list of the English kings. To many Edwards. Rather cool considering they just reburied Richard the third.
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Katie Moose Nov 19, 2018 - 15:16 PM
Wow, the ending is magnificentI thoroughly enjoyed this book and its unique perspective of Anne Neville. The ending had me bawling because of its raw intensity.
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Wendy Nov 19, 2018 - 15:16 PM
It was a little long and drawn out for my taste.
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The White Queen of Middleham By Lesley J. Nickell For Anne Neville, a timid and delicate child, ignored by her mother, patronised by her elder sister and bullied by her formidable father Warwick the Kingmaker, her childhood friend Richard Plantagenet becomes a source of strength throughout her life As she moves abruptly from castle to castle, from England to France, with Warwick s changing fortunes in the turbulent WarsFor Anne Neville, a timid and delicate child, ignored by her mother, patronised by her elder sister and bullied by her formidable father Warwick the Kingmaker, her childhood friend Richard Plantagenet becomes a source of strength throughout her life As she moves abruptly from castle to castle, from England to France, with Warwick s changing fortunes in the turbulent Wars of the Roses, Anne is a pawn in the dangerous games of political intrigue that she struggles to understand The third son of the ambitious Duke of York, later King Richard III, is a hero in the eyes of the shy and bewildered Anne, and the key to her understanding of the great events happening around her Their love, almost wrecked by the feud of York and Lancaster, culminates in great happiness and the last Plantagenet reign in England The White Queen of Middleham is the first book in the Sprigs of Broom series, following the lives of Yorkist Plantagenet off spring including The Princes in the Tower and Perkin Warbeck.

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