Elizabeth of York

Elizabeth of York: A Tudor Queen and Her World - Alison Weir
“The children of King Edward,” had been “avenged” at last “in this battle: the boar’s tusks quailed, and, to avenge the white, the red rose bloomed."

It felt like it took me months to read this book. This book could be a bit dry at times and that is what really stopped me from reading this at my normal pace. The times and people covered in this book are absolutely fascinating but to me Alison Weir never managed to keep my interest throughout. I was a bit annoyed with Weir's fascination with lists. At times there could be a whole page filled with a list of fabrics or something else. I also feel as though the title is a bit misleading as the book covers more of the people around Elizabeth of York than it does Elizabeth. 


It really wasn't as bad as that first paragraph makes it seem. There were some really interesting parts to this book. I really enjoyed the parts that covered Elizabeth's childhood as I felt like that was the most interesting and well written part of the book. It is definitely clear that Weir had done her research and you will learn a lot while reading this book.


This was my first Alison Weir book and I have some of her other books in my tbr pile. After reading this I am not sure if I will ever get to those books. This one was a bit too dry for me and I am not sure if that would be the case only for this book out with all of her books. I would recommend this book to someone who is really interested in Elizabeth of York and Henry VII.