The Courts Of Illusion

  • Title: The Courts Of Illusion
  • Author: Rosemary Hawley Jarman
  • ISBN: 9780316457842
  • Page: 169
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Courts Of Illusion Once again Jarman Crown in Candlelight The King s Grey Mare overshadows nearly all her competition in the British historical genre with a rich often operatic tale of the s when Henry Tudor was
    Once again, Jarman Crown in Candlelight, The King s Grey Mare overshadows nearly all her competition in the British historical genre with a rich, often operatic tale of the 1490s, when Henry Tudor was working hard to establish his dynasty after the death of Richard III on Bosworth Field Her narrator is tall, tow headed young Nicholas Archer, haunted by the grisly execuOnce again, Jarman Crown in Candlelight, The King s Grey Mare overshadows nearly all her competition in the British historical genre with a rich, often operatic tale of the 1490s, when Henry Tudor was working hard to establish his dynasty after the death of Richard III on Bosworth Field Her narrator is tall, tow headed young Nicholas Archer, haunted by the grisly execution of his knighted Mais father a Richard supporter , living with his imperious mother, hard working brother, and beloved sister in near poverty And, in the three act tragedy that follows, Nicholas will eventually become the most trusted follower of Richard IV, pretender to the throne The first act is the most mesmerizing virginal Nicholas develops an unrequited homoerotic passion for his London wastrel chum Hugh Finch stepson of the king s jester while his mother and upright brother Edmund become involved in anti Tudor conspiracies but, when Hugh seduces Nicholas innocent sister Josina, it s Edmund who dies in the ensuing fray so the stricken Nicholas vows to atone by taking Edmund s place in the Plantagenet conspiracy Off, then, in the second section, to the Continent where Nicholas is part of the ragged army court that follows mercurial young Richard, nephew of the dead Richard III he follows the Pretender to Flanders when the French king betrays them he falls in love there with weaver Krista he hears the persistent rumors that Richard is really a fake, a commoner named Pieter Warbeck he s mistaken for the Pretender at one point, captured by the Tudors, then luckily rescued before martyring himself And finally, in the third section, though pessimistic No one wins against Tudor and loath to leave Krista, Nicholas follows the Pretender on his would be invasion getting support in Scotland from King James a practical sort who condones atrocities but finding no welcome as they attempt to bring the insurrection south A turdpot aimed at the prince hit my visored face the flighty Pretender, who takes on Richard II like dignity through his defeats and humiliations, is indeed doomed while Nicholas reaches for spiritual peace after a ghastly discovery about Krista This melodramatic revelation, in fact, is the only hackneyed moment here Everywhere else, Jarman invests her straightforward scenario a far simpler design than the Crown in Candlelight maze with ironic dialogue, Shakespearean dimensions, and distinctive period colors from cockfighting and Bartholomew Fair to the looms of Flanders And the result is a noble yet earthy journey through an unfamiliar decade of British royal tension the fiction of choice for readers who want than frills and jousts from historical drama.

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    About Rosemary Hawley Jarman


    1. Rosemary Hawley Jarman is an English novelist and writer of short stories She was born in Worcester April 27, 1935 She was educated first at Saint Mary s Convent and then at The Alice Ottley School, leaving at eighteen to study singing in London for the next three years, having developed a fine soprano voice.Family circumstances prevented her from continuing in this direction and she worked for a time in local government She was married to David Jarman in 1958 and divorced amicably in 1970 She lived most of her time in Worcestershire at Callow End, between Worcester and Upton on Severn She began to write for pleasure, and followed a very real and valid obsession with the character of King Richard III 1452 1485 reigned 1483 85.With no thought of publication she completed a 228,000 word novel showing the King in his true colours, away from Tudor and Shakespearian propaganda The book was taken up almost accidentally by an agent, and within six weeks a contract for publication and four other novels was signed with William Collins Publishers, now Harper Collins.The author has had short stories published in many magazines in the UK and France and has been a member of the Society of Authors since 1970 She has been dubbed A Daughter of Mark Twain by the Samuel Clemens Society in the U.S.A for her services to literature.She lived with the prize winning author R T Plumb for eighteen years in a West Wales cottage They married in September 2002, but the marriage was cut short after Roy died of cancer in October 2003 Jarman now Mrs Plumb is herself recovering from lung cancer, and is writing in the Fantasy genre.


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    1. This is the first novel by Rosemary Hawley Jarman that I've read. I will certainly be reading more. I recently read The King's Daughter by Sandra Worth and was fascinated by the story of "Perkin Warbeck" the so-called pretender to the throne of England who vexed Henry Tudor for eight years by claiming that he was Richard, Duke of York, the true claimant to the throne, son of Edward IV and Elizabeth Woodville, one of the princes in the tower. There aren't many books out there written about "Warbe [...]

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    2. A good telling of another possible ending for the princes in the tower. The main character becomes one of Richard/Perkin Warbeck's main supporters. Most of the book is more about Nicholas, the fictional main character, but by the time I reached the end I realized I had a very human idea of Richard (who would've been the 4th). I'm an R3 fan so I realize I'm biased (not with the more popular Tudor bias, that is), but I found the idea of the prince's survival & rebellion at least as believable [...]

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    3. This book fictionalizes the story of Richard, one of the two princes reportedly murdered by his uncle, Richard III. It's told through the eyes of one of the King's supposed men. It was a good story although I was a little frustrated to see how Nicholas (eventually a trusted follower of the "Richard IV" pretender) allowed others to choose his life. The book is satisfying for its finely woven details and interlaced plot lines right to the end.

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    4. A compelling interpretation of Perkin Warbeck's story - or was he Richard, Duke of York? This is the sequel to the cult classic We Speak No Treason - a much loved novel about Richard III - but it's a fine book in its own right.

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