In Alison Weir’s latest book, Elizabeth of York, readers will be immersed in detail. Weir, a New York Times Bestselling author, covers every imaginable part of Elizabeth’s life. This well-organized biography includes customs and terminology of the day, as well as pictures and a family tree. Weir expands on a multitude of important historical events like the War of the Roses and reign of Richard III. The mystery of the two young princes in the Tower of London is also heavily discussed (Elizabeth was their sister).
Weir is remarkable for her ability to present research and then give argument to what she believes — yet still allowing readers to draw their own conclusions. I liked how well the book flowed and learned a great deal from its content. Elizabeth of York is a fantastic biography.
This book was sent to Compass Book Ratings for review by Ballantine Books
Profanity/Language: 1 religious exclamation, 1 mild obscenity, 39 derogatory names
Violence/Gore: Numerous reports of violence involving war and murder; a few violence details from battle; numerous non-detailed scenes of violent death.
Sex/Nudity: Several sexual references and accounts of reported sexual activity; several pages discussing whether or not a royal marriage was ever consummated.
Mature Subject Matter:
Murder, war, infidelity, death of family members.
Alcohol / Drug Use:
Frequent drinking occurs throughout the book.