HomeGroupsTalkZeitgeist
Hide this

Results from Google Books

Click on a thumbnail to go to Google Books.

Waiting For Elizabeth: Love and Hate in…
Loading...

Waiting For Elizabeth: Love and Hate in Tudor Ireland

by Joan Rosier-Jones

MembersReviewsPopularityAverage ratingConversations
212,551,640 (3.25)None
Recently added bynwhyte, limoncello

None.

None
Loading...

Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you'll like this book.

No current Talk conversations about this book.

http://nwhyte.livejournal.com/2568027.html

A novel about a young man in the household of the Earl of Ormond during the 1570s and 1580s, which takes our hero to the major scenes of Anglo-Irish history of the period. It's not a brilliant book - you know where the plot is going, and even major twists are signalled far in advance - but an interesting attempt to convey what life was like in Ireland at the time. ( )
  nwhyte | Dec 31, 2015 |
no reviews | add a review
You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Series (with order)
Canonical title
Original title
Alternative titles
Original publication date
People/Characters
Important places
Important events
Related movies
Awards and honors
Epigraph
Dedication
First words
Quotations
Last words
Disambiguation notice
Publisher's editors
Blurbers
Publisher series
Original language

References to this work on external resources.

Wikipedia in English (2)

Book description
Haiku summary

Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0987664611, Paperback)

Ireland 1565. ‘Old English’ Thomas Butler, Earl of Ormond, affectionately known as “Black Tom” due to his swarthy looks, is waiting for his Queen, Elizabeth. She is his cousin on Ann Boleyn’s side and in spite of her reputation as the Virgin Queen Elizabeth was rumoured to be the mother of one of Tom’s twelve illegitimate children. And she has promised to visit Ireland. Elizabeth’s reign sees an escalation of violence in Ireland. Plantations are being established. Not only are the English settlers rapacious in their desire for land, but Irish lords are fighting amongst themselves to extend their realms of power. Black Tom built a manor house for Elizabeth on one of his favoured estates, Carraigh on the River Suir. It is here he patiently waits for her. Also waiting is Arthur, a kitchen scullion, who idolises both Black Tom and Queen Elizabeth. As Arthur grows from innocent child into manhood he becomes aware of the intricacies of Irish politics and begins to see his hero as more self-serving than noble. He also becomes acutely aware of the atrocities carried out in Elizabeth’s name. Arthur still waits for Elizabeth, but as time goes by it is for a much more sinister reason. In this blend of historical fact and fiction, Joan Rosier-Jones has created a very real picture of life in 16th century Ireland and England. Waiting For Elizabeth is a compelling story, full of romance and political intrigue.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:13:48 -0400)

"Ireland 1565: Old English Thomas Butler, Earl of Ormond, is waiting for Queen Elizabeth. She is his cousin on Ann Boleyn's side, and in spite of her reputation as the Virgin Queen, was rumoured to be the mother of one of Tom's twelve illegitimate children. And she has promised to visit Ireland. Black Tom builds a manor house for Elizabeth on one of his estates, Carraigh on the River Suir. Here he patiently waits for her. Also waiting is Arthur, a scullion, who idolises Black Tom and Elizabeth, but as he grows from child to man he becomes aware of the intricacies of Irish politics. Arthur still waits for Elizabeth, but as time goes by it is for a more sinister reason"--Back cover.… (more)

Quick Links

Swap Ebooks Audio

Popular covers

Rating

Average: (3.25)
0.5
1
1.5
2
2.5
3 1
3.5 1
4
4.5
5

Is this you?

Become a LibraryThing Author.

 

You are using the new servers! | About | Privacy/Terms | Help/FAQs | Blog | Store | APIs | TinyCat | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | Common Knowledge | 116,925,932 books! | Top bar: Always visible