Daughters of the Winter Queen: Four Remarkable Sisters, the Crown of Bohemia, and the Enduring Legacy of Mary, Queen of Scots

Daughters of the Winter Queen: Four Remarkable Sisters, the Crown of Bohemia, and the Enduring Legacy of Mary, Queen of Scots

From the author of The Rival Queens, a lively group biography of Elizabeth Stuart, the Winter Queen, and her four daughters, whose lives paint a vivid picture of the upheavals of 17th-century Europe Set in the tumultuous seventeenth century, DAUGHTERS OF THE WINTER QUEEN tells the delicious and dramatic stories of Elizabeth Stuart, the Winter Queen--granddaughter of the doo From the author of The Rival Queens, a lively group biography of Elizabeth Stuart, the Winter Queen, and her four dau...

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Title:Daughters of the Winter Queen: Four Remarkable Sisters, the Crown of Bohemia, and the Enduring Legacy of Mary, Queen of Scots
Author:Nancy Goldstone
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Genres:History
ISBN:0316387916
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:496 pages pages

Daughters of the Winter Queen: Four Remarkable Sisters, the Crown of Bohemia, and the Enduring Legacy of Mary, Queen of Scots Reviews

  • Dorothy
    Mar 12, 2018

    This review and others can be found on BW Book Reviews. I received this ARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review! This did not influence my opinion. I requested this ARC because this basically lines up with Tudor history. Mary Queen of Scots was a big name during that ...

    3.75 stars Thanks to NetGalley for an advanced ebook in exchange for an honest review. If I am going to engage in reading some historical biography, nothing suits me better than when an author says I know you think you've heard it all, but what if I had you consider the peopl...

    Although most of the English history coverage on the bookshelves today tends to distinct the Tudor dynasty; the Stuart monarchs had their own share of drama and soap opera-esque flair beginning with Mary, Queen of Scots. This feisty bloodline continued with Elizabeth Stuart, the daught...

    How did the heirs of the youngest daughter of the Queen of Bohemia become the Hanoverian kings of England? This gossipy history of the daughters of Elizabeth, sister of the executed Charles I, reveals the inside story. In a time when women were seen as chattel to be traded for high sta...

    Or maybe the sons... The Winter Queen of the title is Elizabeth, daughter of James VI of Scotland, later James I of England, and herself briefly Queen of Bohemia, through her marriage to Frederick, also known as the Palatinate. Elizabeth and Frederick produced an alarming number of ...

    I found myself thinking at one rather long point that this book proves that American thought was better than European thought since the middle kids of this enormous family seemed to mostly prove that the rich women in the 1600s had nothing better to do with themselves than try to marry...

    This book was an interesting read. It charts the history of princess Elizabeth, sister of Charles I, who became the queen of Bohemia for a brief period and forever after was known as the 'winter queen'. It also details the lives of her four daughters and traces the line of the British ...

    I received an advanced reading copy of this publication from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Nancy Goldstone is one of the few authors that actually makes reading non-fiction enjoyable! As with her other publications, this book was very readable. This book was very thoroug...

    Nancy Goldstone?s ?Daughters of the Winter Queen? takes on a relatively unknown part of Tudor/Stuart history and breathes new life into it! The Winter Queen, as Eluzabeth of Bohemia was known, was a granddaughter of Mary, Queen of Scots and named for Queen Elizabeth I?the woman...

    I was a First Read Winner of this book and I really enjoyed it. To be honest I knew nothing about the Winter Queen and her four daughters and I was eager to learn about them and their struggles, it shed a much needed light on some very resilient woman. I was glad that there was a genea...

    The story of a lesser known Elizabeth, daughter of James I, grand daughter of Mary, Queen of Scots, who was charged with treason and beheaded by her cousin, Elizabeth I. Elizabeth found herself Queen of Bohemia after her marriage only to lose the kingdom a few months later (hence k...

    This is the story of Elizabeth who would marry a man who became the King of Bohemia. While she gave birth to 13 children these four girls were the only ones to make it to adults. The story focuses mainly on Elizabeth until her death when more about the daughters is revealed. Startin...

    This book ???? I usually pick up a non fiction book because the subject matter interests me but then I abandon it 50 pages in because it?s too dry. But this book was definitely not that. The author uses a lot of humor to tell the story of the descendants of Mary Queen of...

    I received an ARC of this book from Netgalley for free in exchange for an honest review. I started Daughters of the Winter Queen with high expectations, and I was not disappointed. I thoroughly enjoyed this well researched and highly accessible account of the Winter Queen and her four...

    Fascinating story of how descendants of James I returned to rule Great Britain after several generations. The book is easy to follow and as well written as The Rival Queens. Highly recommended to those who are interested in the Stuarts and want to learn why Hanovarians were given the r...

    A well-written book; the prose is engaging and accessible. My only criticism is that large sections of the book are not, in fact, about the daughters of the Winter Queen. The first third or so of the book is a discussion of the historical background. When the daughters finally make the...

    I throughly enjoyed this book. As a layman it was easy to read and kept my attention the whole time. By the expanse of the bibliography at the back I dare say it was well researched as well. ...

    This is the story of the granddaughter of Mary Queen of Scots, her four daughters, and how they endured and impacted the world of their time. Nancy Goldstone has written a very well documented, and for the most part, very interesting account of their lives. I thoroughly enjoyed their s...

    Daughters of the Winter Queen brings to life these women. It transports you back and you are in the room experiencing history as it unfolds. Nancy Goldstone is a gifted writer and historian. I really enjoyed this book. ...

    The narrative reported the facts but didn't go below the surface to bring these ladies to life. ...

    Daughters of the Winter Queen is nominally about the 4 daughters of Elizabeth Stuart and Frederick of the Palatinate. It really is just a history of the 30 years war, English Civil War, and a biography of the Winter Queen and Princess Elizabeth and Sophia, her eldest and youngest daugh...

    Elizabeth Stuart, daughter of James I (and therefore granddaughter of Mary, Queen of Scots) was married to a lesser noble, Frederick, Elector of Palatine, with the promise that her father would support his efforts to win the crown of Bohemia. James--not exactly know for being fair and ...

    I?m a fan of Nancy Goldstone; I?ve read Four Queens: The Provenšal Sisters Who Ruled Europe, The Rival Queens and the Lady Queen. Ms. Goldstone has a talent for creating a historical biography that?s highly readable, often employing wit and humor. Daughters of the Winter Queen i...

    I won a advance copy of the book. I started the first few pages and realized it was a very involved read, with lots of information to absorb. So I took it nice and slow, once I got familiar with all of the daughters and various people associated with them I really started to enjoy the ...

  • Joan
    Jun 05, 2018

    This review and others can be found on BW Book Reviews. I received this ARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review! This did not influence my opinion. I requested this ARC because this basically lines up with Tudor history. Mary Queen of Scots was a big name during that ...

    3.75 stars Thanks to NetGalley for an advanced ebook in exchange for an honest review. If I am going to engage in reading some historical biography, nothing suits me better than when an author says I know you think you've heard it all, but what if I had you consider the peopl...

    Although most of the English history coverage on the bookshelves today tends to distinct the Tudor dynasty; the Stuart monarchs had their own share of drama and soap opera-esque flair beginning with Mary, Queen of Scots. This feisty bloodline continued with Elizabeth Stuart, the daught...

    How did the heirs of the youngest daughter of the Queen of Bohemia become the Hanoverian kings of England? This gossipy history of the daughters of Elizabeth, sister of the executed Charles I, reveals the inside story. In a time when women were seen as chattel to be traded for high sta...

    Or maybe the sons... The Winter Queen of the title is Elizabeth, daughter of James VI of Scotland, later James I of England, and herself briefly Queen of Bohemia, through her marriage to Frederick, also known as the Palatinate. Elizabeth and Frederick produced an alarming number of ...

    I found myself thinking at one rather long point that this book proves that American thought was better than European thought since the middle kids of this enormous family seemed to mostly prove that the rich women in the 1600s had nothing better to do with themselves than try to marry...

  • Jill
    May 11, 2018

    This review and others can be found on BW Book Reviews. I received this ARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review! This did not influence my opinion. I requested this ARC because this basically lines up with Tudor history. Mary Queen of Scots was a big name during that ...

    3.75 stars Thanks to NetGalley for an advanced ebook in exchange for an honest review. If I am going to engage in reading some historical biography, nothing suits me better than when an author says I know you think you've heard it all, but what if I had you consider the peopl...

    Although most of the English history coverage on the bookshelves today tends to distinct the Tudor dynasty; the Stuart monarchs had their own share of drama and soap opera-esque flair beginning with Mary, Queen of Scots. This feisty bloodline continued with Elizabeth Stuart, the daught...

    How did the heirs of the youngest daughter of the Queen of Bohemia become the Hanoverian kings of England? This gossipy history of the daughters of Elizabeth, sister of the executed Charles I, reveals the inside story. In a time when women were seen as chattel to be traded for high sta...

    Or maybe the sons... The Winter Queen of the title is Elizabeth, daughter of James VI of Scotland, later James I of England, and herself briefly Queen of Bohemia, through her marriage to Frederick, also known as the Palatinate. Elizabeth and Frederick produced an alarming number of ...

    I found myself thinking at one rather long point that this book proves that American thought was better than European thought since the middle kids of this enormous family seemed to mostly prove that the rich women in the 1600s had nothing better to do with themselves than try to marry...

    This book was an interesting read. It charts the history of princess Elizabeth, sister of Charles I, who became the queen of Bohemia for a brief period and forever after was known as the 'winter queen'. It also details the lives of her four daughters and traces the line of the British ...

    I received an advanced reading copy of this publication from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Nancy Goldstone is one of the few authors that actually makes reading non-fiction enjoyable! As with her other publications, this book was very readable. This book was very thoroug...

    Nancy Goldstone?s ?Daughters of the Winter Queen? takes on a relatively unknown part of Tudor/Stuart history and breathes new life into it! The Winter Queen, as Eluzabeth of Bohemia was known, was a granddaughter of Mary, Queen of Scots and named for Queen Elizabeth I?the woman...

    I was a First Read Winner of this book and I really enjoyed it. To be honest I knew nothing about the Winter Queen and her four daughters and I was eager to learn about them and their struggles, it shed a much needed light on some very resilient woman. I was glad that there was a genea...

    The story of a lesser known Elizabeth, daughter of James I, grand daughter of Mary, Queen of Scots, who was charged with treason and beheaded by her cousin, Elizabeth I. Elizabeth found herself Queen of Bohemia after her marriage only to lose the kingdom a few months later (hence k...

    This is the story of Elizabeth who would marry a man who became the King of Bohemia. While she gave birth to 13 children these four girls were the only ones to make it to adults. The story focuses mainly on Elizabeth until her death when more about the daughters is revealed. Startin...

    This book ???? I usually pick up a non fiction book because the subject matter interests me but then I abandon it 50 pages in because it?s too dry. But this book was definitely not that. The author uses a lot of humor to tell the story of the descendants of Mary Queen of...

    I received an ARC of this book from Netgalley for free in exchange for an honest review. I started Daughters of the Winter Queen with high expectations, and I was not disappointed. I thoroughly enjoyed this well researched and highly accessible account of the Winter Queen and her four...

    Fascinating story of how descendants of James I returned to rule Great Britain after several generations. The book is easy to follow and as well written as The Rival Queens. Highly recommended to those who are interested in the Stuarts and want to learn why Hanovarians were given the r...

    A well-written book; the prose is engaging and accessible. My only criticism is that large sections of the book are not, in fact, about the daughters of the Winter Queen. The first third or so of the book is a discussion of the historical background. When the daughters finally make the...

    I throughly enjoyed this book. As a layman it was easy to read and kept my attention the whole time. By the expanse of the bibliography at the back I dare say it was well researched as well. ...

    This is the story of the granddaughter of Mary Queen of Scots, her four daughters, and how they endured and impacted the world of their time. Nancy Goldstone has written a very well documented, and for the most part, very interesting account of their lives. I thoroughly enjoyed their s...

    Daughters of the Winter Queen brings to life these women. It transports you back and you are in the room experiencing history as it unfolds. Nancy Goldstone is a gifted writer and historian. I really enjoyed this book. ...

    The narrative reported the facts but didn't go below the surface to bring these ladies to life. ...

    Daughters of the Winter Queen is nominally about the 4 daughters of Elizabeth Stuart and Frederick of the Palatinate. It really is just a history of the 30 years war, English Civil War, and a biography of the Winter Queen and Princess Elizabeth and Sophia, her eldest and youngest daugh...

    Elizabeth Stuart, daughter of James I (and therefore granddaughter of Mary, Queen of Scots) was married to a lesser noble, Frederick, Elector of Palatine, with the promise that her father would support his efforts to win the crown of Bohemia. James--not exactly know for being fair and ...

    I?m a fan of Nancy Goldstone; I?ve read Four Queens: The Provenšal Sisters Who Ruled Europe, The Rival Queens and the Lady Queen. Ms. Goldstone has a talent for creating a historical biography that?s highly readable, often employing wit and humor. Daughters of the Winter Queen i...

    I won a advance copy of the book. I started the first few pages and realized it was a very involved read, with lots of information to absorb. So I took it nice and slow, once I got familiar with all of the daughters and various people associated with them I really started to enjoy the ...

    Well written, well researched, and genuinely interesting. the detailed endnotes and the selected bibliography guide readers to even more information if they were to be so inclined. The book covers much more than the title would imply, and I was pleasantly surprised. Goldstone's lead up...

    As a confessed anglophile, I started reading this because of the connections to the British royal families. However, I learned SO MUCH about the history of the rest of Europe in the 17th century! Well written, I never felt bogged down by political debates or overly described personalit...

  • Kat Williamson
    Apr 28, 2018

    This review and others can be found on BW Book Reviews. I received this ARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review! This did not influence my opinion. I requested this ARC because this basically lines up with Tudor history. Mary Queen of Scots was a big name during that ...

    3.75 stars Thanks to NetGalley for an advanced ebook in exchange for an honest review. If I am going to engage in reading some historical biography, nothing suits me better than when an author says I know you think you've heard it all, but what if I had you consider the peopl...

    Although most of the English history coverage on the bookshelves today tends to distinct the Tudor dynasty; the Stuart monarchs had their own share of drama and soap opera-esque flair beginning with Mary, Queen of Scots. This feisty bloodline continued with Elizabeth Stuart, the daught...

    How did the heirs of the youngest daughter of the Queen of Bohemia become the Hanoverian kings of England? This gossipy history of the daughters of Elizabeth, sister of the executed Charles I, reveals the inside story. In a time when women were seen as chattel to be traded for high sta...

    Or maybe the sons... The Winter Queen of the title is Elizabeth, daughter of James VI of Scotland, later James I of England, and herself briefly Queen of Bohemia, through her marriage to Frederick, also known as the Palatinate. Elizabeth and Frederick produced an alarming number of ...

    I found myself thinking at one rather long point that this book proves that American thought was better than European thought since the middle kids of this enormous family seemed to mostly prove that the rich women in the 1600s had nothing better to do with themselves than try to marry...

    This book was an interesting read. It charts the history of princess Elizabeth, sister of Charles I, who became the queen of Bohemia for a brief period and forever after was known as the 'winter queen'. It also details the lives of her four daughters and traces the line of the British ...

    I received an advanced reading copy of this publication from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Nancy Goldstone is one of the few authors that actually makes reading non-fiction enjoyable! As with her other publications, this book was very readable. This book was very thoroug...

    Nancy Goldstone?s ?Daughters of the Winter Queen? takes on a relatively unknown part of Tudor/Stuart history and breathes new life into it! The Winter Queen, as Eluzabeth of Bohemia was known, was a granddaughter of Mary, Queen of Scots and named for Queen Elizabeth I?the woman...

    I was a First Read Winner of this book and I really enjoyed it. To be honest I knew nothing about the Winter Queen and her four daughters and I was eager to learn about them and their struggles, it shed a much needed light on some very resilient woman. I was glad that there was a genea...

    The story of a lesser known Elizabeth, daughter of James I, grand daughter of Mary, Queen of Scots, who was charged with treason and beheaded by her cousin, Elizabeth I. Elizabeth found herself Queen of Bohemia after her marriage only to lose the kingdom a few months later (hence k...

    This is the story of Elizabeth who would marry a man who became the King of Bohemia. While she gave birth to 13 children these four girls were the only ones to make it to adults. The story focuses mainly on Elizabeth until her death when more about the daughters is revealed. Startin...

    This book ???? I usually pick up a non fiction book because the subject matter interests me but then I abandon it 50 pages in because it?s too dry. But this book was definitely not that. The author uses a lot of humor to tell the story of the descendants of Mary Queen of...

    I received an ARC of this book from Netgalley for free in exchange for an honest review. I started Daughters of the Winter Queen with high expectations, and I was not disappointed. I thoroughly enjoyed this well researched and highly accessible account of the Winter Queen and her four...

    Fascinating story of how descendants of James I returned to rule Great Britain after several generations. The book is easy to follow and as well written as The Rival Queens. Highly recommended to those who are interested in the Stuarts and want to learn why Hanovarians were given the r...

    A well-written book; the prose is engaging and accessible. My only criticism is that large sections of the book are not, in fact, about the daughters of the Winter Queen. The first third or so of the book is a discussion of the historical background. When the daughters finally make the...

    I throughly enjoyed this book. As a layman it was easy to read and kept my attention the whole time. By the expanse of the bibliography at the back I dare say it was well researched as well. ...

  • Darcysmom
    Apr 10, 2018

    This review and others can be found on BW Book Reviews. I received this ARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review! This did not influence my opinion. I requested this ARC because this basically lines up with Tudor history. Mary Queen of Scots was a big name during that ...

    3.75 stars Thanks to NetGalley for an advanced ebook in exchange for an honest review. If I am going to engage in reading some historical biography, nothing suits me better than when an author says I know you think you've heard it all, but what if I had you consider the peopl...

    Although most of the English history coverage on the bookshelves today tends to distinct the Tudor dynasty; the Stuart monarchs had their own share of drama and soap opera-esque flair beginning with Mary, Queen of Scots. This feisty bloodline continued with Elizabeth Stuart, the daught...

    How did the heirs of the youngest daughter of the Queen of Bohemia become the Hanoverian kings of England? This gossipy history of the daughters of Elizabeth, sister of the executed Charles I, reveals the inside story. In a time when women were seen as chattel to be traded for high sta...

    Or maybe the sons... The Winter Queen of the title is Elizabeth, daughter of James VI of Scotland, later James I of England, and herself briefly Queen of Bohemia, through her marriage to Frederick, also known as the Palatinate. Elizabeth and Frederick produced an alarming number of ...

    I found myself thinking at one rather long point that this book proves that American thought was better than European thought since the middle kids of this enormous family seemed to mostly prove that the rich women in the 1600s had nothing better to do with themselves than try to marry...

    This book was an interesting read. It charts the history of princess Elizabeth, sister of Charles I, who became the queen of Bohemia for a brief period and forever after was known as the 'winter queen'. It also details the lives of her four daughters and traces the line of the British ...

    I received an advanced reading copy of this publication from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Nancy Goldstone is one of the few authors that actually makes reading non-fiction enjoyable! As with her other publications, this book was very readable. This book was very thoroug...

    Nancy Goldstone?s ?Daughters of the Winter Queen? takes on a relatively unknown part of Tudor/Stuart history and breathes new life into it! The Winter Queen, as Eluzabeth of Bohemia was known, was a granddaughter of Mary, Queen of Scots and named for Queen Elizabeth I?the woman...

    I was a First Read Winner of this book and I really enjoyed it. To be honest I knew nothing about the Winter Queen and her four daughters and I was eager to learn about them and their struggles, it shed a much needed light on some very resilient woman. I was glad that there was a genea...

    The story of a lesser known Elizabeth, daughter of James I, grand daughter of Mary, Queen of Scots, who was charged with treason and beheaded by her cousin, Elizabeth I. Elizabeth found herself Queen of Bohemia after her marriage only to lose the kingdom a few months later (hence k...

    This is the story of Elizabeth who would marry a man who became the King of Bohemia. While she gave birth to 13 children these four girls were the only ones to make it to adults. The story focuses mainly on Elizabeth until her death when more about the daughters is revealed. Startin...

    This book ???? I usually pick up a non fiction book because the subject matter interests me but then I abandon it 50 pages in because it?s too dry. But this book was definitely not that. The author uses a lot of humor to tell the story of the descendants of Mary Queen of...

    I received an ARC of this book from Netgalley for free in exchange for an honest review. I started Daughters of the Winter Queen with high expectations, and I was not disappointed. I thoroughly enjoyed this well researched and highly accessible account of the Winter Queen and her four...

  • Orsolya
    Jun 04, 2018

    This review and others can be found on BW Book Reviews. I received this ARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review! This did not influence my opinion. I requested this ARC because this basically lines up with Tudor history. Mary Queen of Scots was a big name during that ...

    3.75 stars Thanks to NetGalley for an advanced ebook in exchange for an honest review. If I am going to engage in reading some historical biography, nothing suits me better than when an author says I know you think you've heard it all, but what if I had you consider the peopl...

    Although most of the English history coverage on the bookshelves today tends to distinct the Tudor dynasty; the Stuart monarchs had their own share of drama and soap opera-esque flair beginning with Mary, Queen of Scots. This feisty bloodline continued with Elizabeth Stuart, the daught...

  • Linda
    Mar 20, 2018

    This review and others can be found on BW Book Reviews. I received this ARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review! This did not influence my opinion. I requested this ARC because this basically lines up with Tudor history. Mary Queen of Scots was a big name during that ...

    3.75 stars Thanks to NetGalley for an advanced ebook in exchange for an honest review. If I am going to engage in reading some historical biography, nothing suits me better than when an author says I know you think you've heard it all, but what if I had you consider the peopl...

    Although most of the English history coverage on the bookshelves today tends to distinct the Tudor dynasty; the Stuart monarchs had their own share of drama and soap opera-esque flair beginning with Mary, Queen of Scots. This feisty bloodline continued with Elizabeth Stuart, the daught...

    How did the heirs of the youngest daughter of the Queen of Bohemia become the Hanoverian kings of England? This gossipy history of the daughters of Elizabeth, sister of the executed Charles I, reveals the inside story. In a time when women were seen as chattel to be traded for high sta...

  • Conny
    Dec 11, 2017

    This review and others can be found on BW Book Reviews. I received this ARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review! This did not influence my opinion. I requested this ARC because this basically lines up with Tudor history. Mary Queen of Scots was a big name during that ...

    3.75 stars Thanks to NetGalley for an advanced ebook in exchange for an honest review. If I am going to engage in reading some historical biography, nothing suits me better than when an author says I know you think you've heard it all, but what if I had you consider the peopl...

    Although most of the English history coverage on the bookshelves today tends to distinct the Tudor dynasty; the Stuart monarchs had their own share of drama and soap opera-esque flair beginning with Mary, Queen of Scots. This feisty bloodline continued with Elizabeth Stuart, the daught...

    How did the heirs of the youngest daughter of the Queen of Bohemia become the Hanoverian kings of England? This gossipy history of the daughters of Elizabeth, sister of the executed Charles I, reveals the inside story. In a time when women were seen as chattel to be traded for high sta...

    Or maybe the sons... The Winter Queen of the title is Elizabeth, daughter of James VI of Scotland, later James I of England, and herself briefly Queen of Bohemia, through her marriage to Frederick, also known as the Palatinate. Elizabeth and Frederick produced an alarming number of ...

    I found myself thinking at one rather long point that this book proves that American thought was better than European thought since the middle kids of this enormous family seemed to mostly prove that the rich women in the 1600s had nothing better to do with themselves than try to marry...

    This book was an interesting read. It charts the history of princess Elizabeth, sister of Charles I, who became the queen of Bohemia for a brief period and forever after was known as the 'winter queen'. It also details the lives of her four daughters and traces the line of the British ...

    I received an advanced reading copy of this publication from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Nancy Goldstone is one of the few authors that actually makes reading non-fiction enjoyable! As with her other publications, this book was very readable. This book was very thoroug...

    Nancy Goldstone?s ?Daughters of the Winter Queen? takes on a relatively unknown part of Tudor/Stuart history and breathes new life into it! The Winter Queen, as Eluzabeth of Bohemia was known, was a granddaughter of Mary, Queen of Scots and named for Queen Elizabeth I?the woman...

    I was a First Read Winner of this book and I really enjoyed it. To be honest I knew nothing about the Winter Queen and her four daughters and I was eager to learn about them and their struggles, it shed a much needed light on some very resilient woman. I was glad that there was a genea...

  • Andrea Johnson
    May 30, 2018

    This review and others can be found on BW Book Reviews. I received this ARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review! This did not influence my opinion. I requested this ARC because this basically lines up with Tudor history. Mary Queen of Scots was a big name during that ...

    3.75 stars Thanks to NetGalley for an advanced ebook in exchange for an honest review. If I am going to engage in reading some historical biography, nothing suits me better than when an author says I know you think you've heard it all, but what if I had you consider the peopl...

    Although most of the English history coverage on the bookshelves today tends to distinct the Tudor dynasty; the Stuart monarchs had their own share of drama and soap opera-esque flair beginning with Mary, Queen of Scots. This feisty bloodline continued with Elizabeth Stuart, the daught...

    How did the heirs of the youngest daughter of the Queen of Bohemia become the Hanoverian kings of England? This gossipy history of the daughters of Elizabeth, sister of the executed Charles I, reveals the inside story. In a time when women were seen as chattel to be traded for high sta...

    Or maybe the sons... The Winter Queen of the title is Elizabeth, daughter of James VI of Scotland, later James I of England, and herself briefly Queen of Bohemia, through her marriage to Frederick, also known as the Palatinate. Elizabeth and Frederick produced an alarming number of ...

    I found myself thinking at one rather long point that this book proves that American thought was better than European thought since the middle kids of this enormous family seemed to mostly prove that the rich women in the 1600s had nothing better to do with themselves than try to marry...

    This book was an interesting read. It charts the history of princess Elizabeth, sister of Charles I, who became the queen of Bohemia for a brief period and forever after was known as the 'winter queen'. It also details the lives of her four daughters and traces the line of the British ...

    I received an advanced reading copy of this publication from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Nancy Goldstone is one of the few authors that actually makes reading non-fiction enjoyable! As with her other publications, this book was very readable. This book was very thoroug...

    Nancy Goldstone?s ?Daughters of the Winter Queen? takes on a relatively unknown part of Tudor/Stuart history and breathes new life into it! The Winter Queen, as Eluzabeth of Bohemia was known, was a granddaughter of Mary, Queen of Scots and named for Queen Elizabeth I?the woman...

    I was a First Read Winner of this book and I really enjoyed it. To be honest I knew nothing about the Winter Queen and her four daughters and I was eager to learn about them and their struggles, it shed a much needed light on some very resilient woman. I was glad that there was a genea...

    The story of a lesser known Elizabeth, daughter of James I, grand daughter of Mary, Queen of Scots, who was charged with treason and beheaded by her cousin, Elizabeth I. Elizabeth found herself Queen of Bohemia after her marriage only to lose the kingdom a few months later (hence k...

    This is the story of Elizabeth who would marry a man who became the King of Bohemia. While she gave birth to 13 children these four girls were the only ones to make it to adults. The story focuses mainly on Elizabeth until her death when more about the daughters is revealed. Startin...

    This book ???? I usually pick up a non fiction book because the subject matter interests me but then I abandon it 50 pages in because it?s too dry. But this book was definitely not that. The author uses a lot of humor to tell the story of the descendants of Mary Queen of...

    I received an ARC of this book from Netgalley for free in exchange for an honest review. I started Daughters of the Winter Queen with high expectations, and I was not disappointed. I thoroughly enjoyed this well researched and highly accessible account of the Winter Queen and her four...

    Fascinating story of how descendants of James I returned to rule Great Britain after several generations. The book is easy to follow and as well written as The Rival Queens. Highly recommended to those who are interested in the Stuarts and want to learn why Hanovarians were given the r...

    A well-written book; the prose is engaging and accessible. My only criticism is that large sections of the book are not, in fact, about the daughters of the Winter Queen. The first third or so of the book is a discussion of the historical background. When the daughters finally make the...

    I throughly enjoyed this book. As a layman it was easy to read and kept my attention the whole time. By the expanse of the bibliography at the back I dare say it was well researched as well. ...

    This is the story of the granddaughter of Mary Queen of Scots, her four daughters, and how they endured and impacted the world of their time. Nancy Goldstone has written a very well documented, and for the most part, very interesting account of their lives. I thoroughly enjoyed their s...

    Daughters of the Winter Queen brings to life these women. It transports you back and you are in the room experiencing history as it unfolds. Nancy Goldstone is a gifted writer and historian. I really enjoyed this book. ...

    The narrative reported the facts but didn't go below the surface to bring these ladies to life. ...

    Daughters of the Winter Queen is nominally about the 4 daughters of Elizabeth Stuart and Frederick of the Palatinate. It really is just a history of the 30 years war, English Civil War, and a biography of the Winter Queen and Princess Elizabeth and Sophia, her eldest and youngest daugh...

    Elizabeth Stuart, daughter of James I (and therefore granddaughter of Mary, Queen of Scots) was married to a lesser noble, Frederick, Elector of Palatine, with the promise that her father would support his efforts to win the crown of Bohemia. James--not exactly know for being fair and ...

    I?m a fan of Nancy Goldstone; I?ve read Four Queens: The Provenšal Sisters Who Ruled Europe, The Rival Queens and the Lady Queen. Ms. Goldstone has a talent for creating a historical biography that?s highly readable, often employing wit and humor. Daughters of the Winter Queen i...

    I won a advance copy of the book. I started the first few pages and realized it was a very involved read, with lots of information to absorb. So I took it nice and slow, once I got familiar with all of the daughters and various people associated with them I really started to enjoy the ...

    Well written, well researched, and genuinely interesting. the detailed endnotes and the selected bibliography guide readers to even more information if they were to be so inclined. The book covers much more than the title would imply, and I was pleasantly surprised. Goldstone's lead up...

    As a confessed anglophile, I started reading this because of the connections to the British royal families. However, I learned SO MUCH about the history of the rest of Europe in the 17th century! Well written, I never felt bogged down by political debates or overly described personalit...

    This non-fiction book chronicles the lives of Mary Queen of Scott?s granddaughter known as The wInter queen and her 4 daughters. The family has been very influential across Europe for centuries. It is complicated, lots of wars, power struggles, marriages of convince, scandals, and is...

  • Lori
    Mar 02, 2018

    This review and others can be found on BW Book Reviews. I received this ARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review! This did not influence my opinion. I requested this ARC because this basically lines up with Tudor history. Mary Queen of Scots was a big name during that ...

    3.75 stars Thanks to NetGalley for an advanced ebook in exchange for an honest review. If I am going to engage in reading some historical biography, nothing suits me better than when an author says I know you think you've heard it all, but what if I had you consider the peopl...

    Although most of the English history coverage on the bookshelves today tends to distinct the Tudor dynasty; the Stuart monarchs had their own share of drama and soap opera-esque flair beginning with Mary, Queen of Scots. This feisty bloodline continued with Elizabeth Stuart, the daught...

    How did the heirs of the youngest daughter of the Queen of Bohemia become the Hanoverian kings of England? This gossipy history of the daughters of Elizabeth, sister of the executed Charles I, reveals the inside story. In a time when women were seen as chattel to be traded for high sta...

    Or maybe the sons... The Winter Queen of the title is Elizabeth, daughter of James VI of Scotland, later James I of England, and herself briefly Queen of Bohemia, through her marriage to Frederick, also known as the Palatinate. Elizabeth and Frederick produced an alarming number of ...

    I found myself thinking at one rather long point that this book proves that American thought was better than European thought since the middle kids of this enormous family seemed to mostly prove that the rich women in the 1600s had nothing better to do with themselves than try to marry...

    This book was an interesting read. It charts the history of princess Elizabeth, sister of Charles I, who became the queen of Bohemia for a brief period and forever after was known as the 'winter queen'. It also details the lives of her four daughters and traces the line of the British ...

    I received an advanced reading copy of this publication from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Nancy Goldstone is one of the few authors that actually makes reading non-fiction enjoyable! As with her other publications, this book was very readable. This book was very thoroug...

    Nancy Goldstone?s ?Daughters of the Winter Queen? takes on a relatively unknown part of Tudor/Stuart history and breathes new life into it! The Winter Queen, as Eluzabeth of Bohemia was known, was a granddaughter of Mary, Queen of Scots and named for Queen Elizabeth I?the woman...

    I was a First Read Winner of this book and I really enjoyed it. To be honest I knew nothing about the Winter Queen and her four daughters and I was eager to learn about them and their struggles, it shed a much needed light on some very resilient woman. I was glad that there was a genea...

    The story of a lesser known Elizabeth, daughter of James I, grand daughter of Mary, Queen of Scots, who was charged with treason and beheaded by her cousin, Elizabeth I. Elizabeth found herself Queen of Bohemia after her marriage only to lose the kingdom a few months later (hence k...

    This is the story of Elizabeth who would marry a man who became the King of Bohemia. While she gave birth to 13 children these four girls were the only ones to make it to adults. The story focuses mainly on Elizabeth until her death when more about the daughters is revealed. Startin...

    This book ???? I usually pick up a non fiction book because the subject matter interests me but then I abandon it 50 pages in because it?s too dry. But this book was definitely not that. The author uses a lot of humor to tell the story of the descendants of Mary Queen of...

    I received an ARC of this book from Netgalley for free in exchange for an honest review. I started Daughters of the Winter Queen with high expectations, and I was not disappointed. I thoroughly enjoyed this well researched and highly accessible account of the Winter Queen and her four...

    Fascinating story of how descendants of James I returned to rule Great Britain after several generations. The book is easy to follow and as well written as The Rival Queens. Highly recommended to those who are interested in the Stuarts and want to learn why Hanovarians were given the r...

    A well-written book; the prose is engaging and accessible. My only criticism is that large sections of the book are not, in fact, about the daughters of the Winter Queen. The first third or so of the book is a discussion of the historical background. When the daughters finally make the...

    I throughly enjoyed this book. As a layman it was easy to read and kept my attention the whole time. By the expanse of the bibliography at the back I dare say it was well researched as well. ...

    This is the story of the granddaughter of Mary Queen of Scots, her four daughters, and how they endured and impacted the world of their time. Nancy Goldstone has written a very well documented, and for the most part, very interesting account of their lives. I thoroughly enjoyed their s...

  • Janta
    Jun 05, 2018

    This review and others can be found on BW Book Reviews. I received this ARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review! This did not influence my opinion. I requested this ARC because this basically lines up with Tudor history. Mary Queen of Scots was a big name during that ...

    3.75 stars Thanks to NetGalley for an advanced ebook in exchange for an honest review. If I am going to engage in reading some historical biography, nothing suits me better than when an author says I know you think you've heard it all, but what if I had you consider the peopl...

    Although most of the English history coverage on the bookshelves today tends to distinct the Tudor dynasty; the Stuart monarchs had their own share of drama and soap opera-esque flair beginning with Mary, Queen of Scots. This feisty bloodline continued with Elizabeth Stuart, the daught...

    How did the heirs of the youngest daughter of the Queen of Bohemia become the Hanoverian kings of England? This gossipy history of the daughters of Elizabeth, sister of the executed Charles I, reveals the inside story. In a time when women were seen as chattel to be traded for high sta...

    Or maybe the sons... The Winter Queen of the title is Elizabeth, daughter of James VI of Scotland, later James I of England, and herself briefly Queen of Bohemia, through her marriage to Frederick, also known as the Palatinate. Elizabeth and Frederick produced an alarming number of ...

    I found myself thinking at one rather long point that this book proves that American thought was better than European thought since the middle kids of this enormous family seemed to mostly prove that the rich women in the 1600s had nothing better to do with themselves than try to marry...

    This book was an interesting read. It charts the history of princess Elizabeth, sister of Charles I, who became the queen of Bohemia for a brief period and forever after was known as the 'winter queen'. It also details the lives of her four daughters and traces the line of the British ...

    I received an advanced reading copy of this publication from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Nancy Goldstone is one of the few authors that actually makes reading non-fiction enjoyable! As with her other publications, this book was very readable. This book was very thoroug...

    Nancy Goldstone?s ?Daughters of the Winter Queen? takes on a relatively unknown part of Tudor/Stuart history and breathes new life into it! The Winter Queen, as Eluzabeth of Bohemia was known, was a granddaughter of Mary, Queen of Scots and named for Queen Elizabeth I?the woman...

    I was a First Read Winner of this book and I really enjoyed it. To be honest I knew nothing about the Winter Queen and her four daughters and I was eager to learn about them and their struggles, it shed a much needed light on some very resilient woman. I was glad that there was a genea...

    The story of a lesser known Elizabeth, daughter of James I, grand daughter of Mary, Queen of Scots, who was charged with treason and beheaded by her cousin, Elizabeth I. Elizabeth found herself Queen of Bohemia after her marriage only to lose the kingdom a few months later (hence k...

    This is the story of Elizabeth who would marry a man who became the King of Bohemia. While she gave birth to 13 children these four girls were the only ones to make it to adults. The story focuses mainly on Elizabeth until her death when more about the daughters is revealed. Startin...

    This book ???? I usually pick up a non fiction book because the subject matter interests me but then I abandon it 50 pages in because it?s too dry. But this book was definitely not that. The author uses a lot of humor to tell the story of the descendants of Mary Queen of...

    I received an ARC of this book from Netgalley for free in exchange for an honest review. I started Daughters of the Winter Queen with high expectations, and I was not disappointed. I thoroughly enjoyed this well researched and highly accessible account of the Winter Queen and her four...

    Fascinating story of how descendants of James I returned to rule Great Britain after several generations. The book is easy to follow and as well written as The Rival Queens. Highly recommended to those who are interested in the Stuarts and want to learn why Hanovarians were given the r...

    A well-written book; the prose is engaging and accessible. My only criticism is that large sections of the book are not, in fact, about the daughters of the Winter Queen. The first third or so of the book is a discussion of the historical background. When the daughters finally make the...

  • Anne
    Jan 16, 2018

    This review and others can be found on BW Book Reviews. I received this ARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review! This did not influence my opinion. I requested this ARC because this basically lines up with Tudor history. Mary Queen of Scots was a big name during that ...

    3.75 stars Thanks to NetGalley for an advanced ebook in exchange for an honest review. If I am going to engage in reading some historical biography, nothing suits me better than when an author says I know you think you've heard it all, but what if I had you consider the peopl...

    Although most of the English history coverage on the bookshelves today tends to distinct the Tudor dynasty; the Stuart monarchs had their own share of drama and soap opera-esque flair beginning with Mary, Queen of Scots. This feisty bloodline continued with Elizabeth Stuart, the daught...

    How did the heirs of the youngest daughter of the Queen of Bohemia become the Hanoverian kings of England? This gossipy history of the daughters of Elizabeth, sister of the executed Charles I, reveals the inside story. In a time when women were seen as chattel to be traded for high sta...

    Or maybe the sons... The Winter Queen of the title is Elizabeth, daughter of James VI of Scotland, later James I of England, and herself briefly Queen of Bohemia, through her marriage to Frederick, also known as the Palatinate. Elizabeth and Frederick produced an alarming number of ...

    I found myself thinking at one rather long point that this book proves that American thought was better than European thought since the middle kids of this enormous family seemed to mostly prove that the rich women in the 1600s had nothing better to do with themselves than try to marry...

    This book was an interesting read. It charts the history of princess Elizabeth, sister of Charles I, who became the queen of Bohemia for a brief period and forever after was known as the 'winter queen'. It also details the lives of her four daughters and traces the line of the British ...

    I received an advanced reading copy of this publication from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Nancy Goldstone is one of the few authors that actually makes reading non-fiction enjoyable! As with her other publications, this book was very readable. This book was very thoroug...

    Nancy Goldstone?s ?Daughters of the Winter Queen? takes on a relatively unknown part of Tudor/Stuart history and breathes new life into it! The Winter Queen, as Eluzabeth of Bohemia was known, was a granddaughter of Mary, Queen of Scots and named for Queen Elizabeth I?the woman...

    I was a First Read Winner of this book and I really enjoyed it. To be honest I knew nothing about the Winter Queen and her four daughters and I was eager to learn about them and their struggles, it shed a much needed light on some very resilient woman. I was glad that there was a genea...

    The story of a lesser known Elizabeth, daughter of James I, grand daughter of Mary, Queen of Scots, who was charged with treason and beheaded by her cousin, Elizabeth I. Elizabeth found herself Queen of Bohemia after her marriage only to lose the kingdom a few months later (hence k...

    This is the story of Elizabeth who would marry a man who became the King of Bohemia. While she gave birth to 13 children these four girls were the only ones to make it to adults. The story focuses mainly on Elizabeth until her death when more about the daughters is revealed. Startin...

    This book ???? I usually pick up a non fiction book because the subject matter interests me but then I abandon it 50 pages in because it?s too dry. But this book was definitely not that. The author uses a lot of humor to tell the story of the descendants of Mary Queen of...

    I received an ARC of this book from Netgalley for free in exchange for an honest review. I started Daughters of the Winter Queen with high expectations, and I was not disappointed. I thoroughly enjoyed this well researched and highly accessible account of the Winter Queen and her four...

    Fascinating story of how descendants of James I returned to rule Great Britain after several generations. The book is easy to follow and as well written as The Rival Queens. Highly recommended to those who are interested in the Stuarts and want to learn why Hanovarians were given the r...

    A well-written book; the prose is engaging and accessible. My only criticism is that large sections of the book are not, in fact, about the daughters of the Winter Queen. The first third or so of the book is a discussion of the historical background. When the daughters finally make the...

    I throughly enjoyed this book. As a layman it was easy to read and kept my attention the whole time. By the expanse of the bibliography at the back I dare say it was well researched as well. ...

    This is the story of the granddaughter of Mary Queen of Scots, her four daughters, and how they endured and impacted the world of their time. Nancy Goldstone has written a very well documented, and for the most part, very interesting account of their lives. I thoroughly enjoyed their s...

    Daughters of the Winter Queen brings to life these women. It transports you back and you are in the room experiencing history as it unfolds. Nancy Goldstone is a gifted writer and historian. I really enjoyed this book. ...

  • Alex
    May 04, 2018

    This review and others can be found on BW Book Reviews. I received this ARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review! This did not influence my opinion. I requested this ARC because this basically lines up with Tudor history. Mary Queen of Scots was a big name during that ...

    3.75 stars Thanks to NetGalley for an advanced ebook in exchange for an honest review. If I am going to engage in reading some historical biography, nothing suits me better than when an author says I know you think you've heard it all, but what if I had you consider the peopl...

    Although most of the English history coverage on the bookshelves today tends to distinct the Tudor dynasty; the Stuart monarchs had their own share of drama and soap opera-esque flair beginning with Mary, Queen of Scots. This feisty bloodline continued with Elizabeth Stuart, the daught...

    How did the heirs of the youngest daughter of the Queen of Bohemia become the Hanoverian kings of England? This gossipy history of the daughters of Elizabeth, sister of the executed Charles I, reveals the inside story. In a time when women were seen as chattel to be traded for high sta...

    Or maybe the sons... The Winter Queen of the title is Elizabeth, daughter of James VI of Scotland, later James I of England, and herself briefly Queen of Bohemia, through her marriage to Frederick, also known as the Palatinate. Elizabeth and Frederick produced an alarming number of ...

    I found myself thinking at one rather long point that this book proves that American thought was better than European thought since the middle kids of this enormous family seemed to mostly prove that the rich women in the 1600s had nothing better to do with themselves than try to marry...

    This book was an interesting read. It charts the history of princess Elizabeth, sister of Charles I, who became the queen of Bohemia for a brief period and forever after was known as the 'winter queen'. It also details the lives of her four daughters and traces the line of the British ...

    I received an advanced reading copy of this publication from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Nancy Goldstone is one of the few authors that actually makes reading non-fiction enjoyable! As with her other publications, this book was very readable. This book was very thoroug...

    Nancy Goldstone?s ?Daughters of the Winter Queen? takes on a relatively unknown part of Tudor/Stuart history and breathes new life into it! The Winter Queen, as Eluzabeth of Bohemia was known, was a granddaughter of Mary, Queen of Scots and named for Queen Elizabeth I?the woman...

    I was a First Read Winner of this book and I really enjoyed it. To be honest I knew nothing about the Winter Queen and her four daughters and I was eager to learn about them and their struggles, it shed a much needed light on some very resilient woman. I was glad that there was a genea...

    The story of a lesser known Elizabeth, daughter of James I, grand daughter of Mary, Queen of Scots, who was charged with treason and beheaded by her cousin, Elizabeth I. Elizabeth found herself Queen of Bohemia after her marriage only to lose the kingdom a few months later (hence k...

    This is the story of Elizabeth who would marry a man who became the King of Bohemia. While she gave birth to 13 children these four girls were the only ones to make it to adults. The story focuses mainly on Elizabeth until her death when more about the daughters is revealed. Startin...

    This book ???? I usually pick up a non fiction book because the subject matter interests me but then I abandon it 50 pages in because it?s too dry. But this book was definitely not that. The author uses a lot of humor to tell the story of the descendants of Mary Queen of...

    I received an ARC of this book from Netgalley for free in exchange for an honest review. I started Daughters of the Winter Queen with high expectations, and I was not disappointed. I thoroughly enjoyed this well researched and highly accessible account of the Winter Queen and her four...

    Fascinating story of how descendants of James I returned to rule Great Britain after several generations. The book is easy to follow and as well written as The Rival Queens. Highly recommended to those who are interested in the Stuarts and want to learn why Hanovarians were given the r...

    A well-written book; the prose is engaging and accessible. My only criticism is that large sections of the book are not, in fact, about the daughters of the Winter Queen. The first third or so of the book is a discussion of the historical background. When the daughters finally make the...

    I throughly enjoyed this book. As a layman it was easy to read and kept my attention the whole time. By the expanse of the bibliography at the back I dare say it was well researched as well. ...

    This is the story of the granddaughter of Mary Queen of Scots, her four daughters, and how they endured and impacted the world of their time. Nancy Goldstone has written a very well documented, and for the most part, very interesting account of their lives. I thoroughly enjoyed their s...

    Daughters of the Winter Queen brings to life these women. It transports you back and you are in the room experiencing history as it unfolds. Nancy Goldstone is a gifted writer and historian. I really enjoyed this book. ...

    The narrative reported the facts but didn't go below the surface to bring these ladies to life. ...

    Daughters of the Winter Queen is nominally about the 4 daughters of Elizabeth Stuart and Frederick of the Palatinate. It really is just a history of the 30 years war, English Civil War, and a biography of the Winter Queen and Princess Elizabeth and Sophia, her eldest and youngest daugh...

    Elizabeth Stuart, daughter of James I (and therefore granddaughter of Mary, Queen of Scots) was married to a lesser noble, Frederick, Elector of Palatine, with the promise that her father would support his efforts to win the crown of Bohemia. James--not exactly know for being fair and ...

    I?m a fan of Nancy Goldstone; I?ve read Four Queens: The Provenšal Sisters Who Ruled Europe, The Rival Queens and the Lady Queen. Ms. Goldstone has a talent for creating a historical biography that?s highly readable, often employing wit and humor. Daughters of the Winter Queen i...

    I won a advance copy of the book. I started the first few pages and realized it was a very involved read, with lots of information to absorb. So I took it nice and slow, once I got familiar with all of the daughters and various people associated with them I really started to enjoy the ...

    Well written, well researched, and genuinely interesting. the detailed endnotes and the selected bibliography guide readers to even more information if they were to be so inclined. The book covers much more than the title would imply, and I was pleasantly surprised. Goldstone's lead up...

    As a confessed anglophile, I started reading this because of the connections to the British royal families. However, I learned SO MUCH about the history of the rest of Europe in the 17th century! Well written, I never felt bogged down by political debates or overly described personalit...

    This non-fiction book chronicles the lives of Mary Queen of Scott?s granddaughter known as The wInter queen and her 4 daughters. The family has been very influential across Europe for centuries. It is complicated, lots of wars, power struggles, marriages of convince, scandals, and is...

    Very well researched. I gave it a 3 because I thought it would describe more of the daughter's lives in detail. Most of the book contains information about their male counterparts. ...

    It?s a lot to process because this family was ridiculous, but Goldstone keeps it fresh and snarky. ...

  • Tiffany
    Apr 12, 2018

    This review and others can be found on BW Book Reviews. I received this ARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review! This did not influence my opinion. I requested this ARC because this basically lines up with Tudor history. Mary Queen of Scots was a big name during that ...

    3.75 stars Thanks to NetGalley for an advanced ebook in exchange for an honest review. If I am going to engage in reading some historical biography, nothing suits me better than when an author says I know you think you've heard it all, but what if I had you consider the peopl...

    Although most of the English history coverage on the bookshelves today tends to distinct the Tudor dynasty; the Stuart monarchs had their own share of drama and soap opera-esque flair beginning with Mary, Queen of Scots. This feisty bloodline continued with Elizabeth Stuart, the daught...

    How did the heirs of the youngest daughter of the Queen of Bohemia become the Hanoverian kings of England? This gossipy history of the daughters of Elizabeth, sister of the executed Charles I, reveals the inside story. In a time when women were seen as chattel to be traded for high sta...

    Or maybe the sons... The Winter Queen of the title is Elizabeth, daughter of James VI of Scotland, later James I of England, and herself briefly Queen of Bohemia, through her marriage to Frederick, also known as the Palatinate. Elizabeth and Frederick produced an alarming number of ...

    I found myself thinking at one rather long point that this book proves that American thought was better than European thought since the middle kids of this enormous family seemed to mostly prove that the rich women in the 1600s had nothing better to do with themselves than try to marry...

    This book was an interesting read. It charts the history of princess Elizabeth, sister of Charles I, who became the queen of Bohemia for a brief period and forever after was known as the 'winter queen'. It also details the lives of her four daughters and traces the line of the British ...

    I received an advanced reading copy of this publication from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Nancy Goldstone is one of the few authors that actually makes reading non-fiction enjoyable! As with her other publications, this book was very readable. This book was very thoroug...

    Nancy Goldstone?s ?Daughters of the Winter Queen? takes on a relatively unknown part of Tudor/Stuart history and breathes new life into it! The Winter Queen, as Eluzabeth of Bohemia was known, was a granddaughter of Mary, Queen of Scots and named for Queen Elizabeth I?the woman...

    I was a First Read Winner of this book and I really enjoyed it. To be honest I knew nothing about the Winter Queen and her four daughters and I was eager to learn about them and their struggles, it shed a much needed light on some very resilient woman. I was glad that there was a genea...

    The story of a lesser known Elizabeth, daughter of James I, grand daughter of Mary, Queen of Scots, who was charged with treason and beheaded by her cousin, Elizabeth I. Elizabeth found herself Queen of Bohemia after her marriage only to lose the kingdom a few months later (hence k...

    This is the story of Elizabeth who would marry a man who became the King of Bohemia. While she gave birth to 13 children these four girls were the only ones to make it to adults. The story focuses mainly on Elizabeth until her death when more about the daughters is revealed. Startin...

    This book ???? I usually pick up a non fiction book because the subject matter interests me but then I abandon it 50 pages in because it?s too dry. But this book was definitely not that. The author uses a lot of humor to tell the story of the descendants of Mary Queen of...

    I received an ARC of this book from Netgalley for free in exchange for an honest review. I started Daughters of the Winter Queen with high expectations, and I was not disappointed. I thoroughly enjoyed this well researched and highly accessible account of the Winter Queen and her four...

    Fascinating story of how descendants of James I returned to rule Great Britain after several generations. The book is easy to follow and as well written as The Rival Queens. Highly recommended to those who are interested in the Stuarts and want to learn why Hanovarians were given the r...

    A well-written book; the prose is engaging and accessible. My only criticism is that large sections of the book are not, in fact, about the daughters of the Winter Queen. The first third or so of the book is a discussion of the historical background. When the daughters finally make the...

    I throughly enjoyed this book. As a layman it was easy to read and kept my attention the whole time. By the expanse of the bibliography at the back I dare say it was well researched as well. ...

    This is the story of the granddaughter of Mary Queen of Scots, her four daughters, and how they endured and impacted the world of their time. Nancy Goldstone has written a very well documented, and for the most part, very interesting account of their lives. I thoroughly enjoyed their s...

    Daughters of the Winter Queen brings to life these women. It transports you back and you are in the room experiencing history as it unfolds. Nancy Goldstone is a gifted writer and historian. I really enjoyed this book. ...

    The narrative reported the facts but didn't go below the surface to bring these ladies to life. ...

    Daughters of the Winter Queen is nominally about the 4 daughters of Elizabeth Stuart and Frederick of the Palatinate. It really is just a history of the 30 years war, English Civil War, and a biography of the Winter Queen and Princess Elizabeth and Sophia, her eldest and youngest daugh...

    Elizabeth Stuart, daughter of James I (and therefore granddaughter of Mary, Queen of Scots) was married to a lesser noble, Frederick, Elector of Palatine, with the promise that her father would support his efforts to win the crown of Bohemia. James--not exactly know for being fair and ...

    I?m a fan of Nancy Goldstone; I?ve read Four Queens: The Provenšal Sisters Who Ruled Europe, The Rival Queens and the Lady Queen. Ms. Goldstone has a talent for creating a historical biography that?s highly readable, often employing wit and humor. Daughters of the Winter Queen i...

    I won a advance copy of the book. I started the first few pages and realized it was a very involved read, with lots of information to absorb. So I took it nice and slow, once I got familiar with all of the daughters and various people associated with them I really started to enjoy the ...

    Well written, well researched, and genuinely interesting. the detailed endnotes and the selected bibliography guide readers to even more information if they were to be so inclined. The book covers much more than the title would imply, and I was pleasantly surprised. Goldstone's lead up...

  • Pcox
    Apr 15, 2018

    This review and others can be found on BW Book Reviews. I received this ARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review! This did not influence my opinion. I requested this ARC because this basically lines up with Tudor history. Mary Queen of Scots was a big name during that ...

    3.75 stars Thanks to NetGalley for an advanced ebook in exchange for an honest review. If I am going to engage in reading some historical biography, nothing suits me better than when an author says I know you think you've heard it all, but what if I had you consider the peopl...

    Although most of the English history coverage on the bookshelves today tends to distinct the Tudor dynasty; the Stuart monarchs had their own share of drama and soap opera-esque flair beginning with Mary, Queen of Scots. This feisty bloodline continued with Elizabeth Stuart, the daught...

    How did the heirs of the youngest daughter of the Queen of Bohemia become the Hanoverian kings of England? This gossipy history of the daughters of Elizabeth, sister of the executed Charles I, reveals the inside story. In a time when women were seen as chattel to be traded for high sta...

    Or maybe the sons... The Winter Queen of the title is Elizabeth, daughter of James VI of Scotland, later James I of England, and herself briefly Queen of Bohemia, through her marriage to Frederick, also known as the Palatinate. Elizabeth and Frederick produced an alarming number of ...

    I found myself thinking at one rather long point that this book proves that American thought was better than European thought since the middle kids of this enormous family seemed to mostly prove that the rich women in the 1600s had nothing better to do with themselves than try to marry...

    This book was an interesting read. It charts the history of princess Elizabeth, sister of Charles I, who became the queen of Bohemia for a brief period and forever after was known as the 'winter queen'. It also details the lives of her four daughters and traces the line of the British ...

    I received an advanced reading copy of this publication from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Nancy Goldstone is one of the few authors that actually makes reading non-fiction enjoyable! As with her other publications, this book was very readable. This book was very thoroug...

    Nancy Goldstone?s ?Daughters of the Winter Queen? takes on a relatively unknown part of Tudor/Stuart history and breathes new life into it! The Winter Queen, as Eluzabeth of Bohemia was known, was a granddaughter of Mary, Queen of Scots and named for Queen Elizabeth I?the woman...

    I was a First Read Winner of this book and I really enjoyed it. To be honest I knew nothing about the Winter Queen and her four daughters and I was eager to learn about them and their struggles, it shed a much needed light on some very resilient woman. I was glad that there was a genea...

    The story of a lesser known Elizabeth, daughter of James I, grand daughter of Mary, Queen of Scots, who was charged with treason and beheaded by her cousin, Elizabeth I. Elizabeth found herself Queen of Bohemia after her marriage only to lose the kingdom a few months later (hence k...

    This is the story of Elizabeth who would marry a man who became the King of Bohemia. While she gave birth to 13 children these four girls were the only ones to make it to adults. The story focuses mainly on Elizabeth until her death when more about the daughters is revealed. Startin...

    This book ???? I usually pick up a non fiction book because the subject matter interests me but then I abandon it 50 pages in because it?s too dry. But this book was definitely not that. The author uses a lot of humor to tell the story of the descendants of Mary Queen of...

    I received an ARC of this book from Netgalley for free in exchange for an honest review. I started Daughters of the Winter Queen with high expectations, and I was not disappointed. I thoroughly enjoyed this well researched and highly accessible account of the Winter Queen and her four...

    Fascinating story of how descendants of James I returned to rule Great Britain after several generations. The book is easy to follow and as well written as The Rival Queens. Highly recommended to those who are interested in the Stuarts and want to learn why Hanovarians were given the r...

    A well-written book; the prose is engaging and accessible. My only criticism is that large sections of the book are not, in fact, about the daughters of the Winter Queen. The first third or so of the book is a discussion of the historical background. When the daughters finally make the...

    I throughly enjoyed this book. As a layman it was easy to read and kept my attention the whole time. By the expanse of the bibliography at the back I dare say it was well researched as well. ...

    This is the story of the granddaughter of Mary Queen of Scots, her four daughters, and how they endured and impacted the world of their time. Nancy Goldstone has written a very well documented, and for the most part, very interesting account of their lives. I thoroughly enjoyed their s...

    Daughters of the Winter Queen brings to life these women. It transports you back and you are in the room experiencing history as it unfolds. Nancy Goldstone is a gifted writer and historian. I really enjoyed this book. ...

    The narrative reported the facts but didn't go below the surface to bring these ladies to life. ...

  • Caidyn (BW Reviews; he/him/his)
    Mar 17, 2018

    This review and others can be found on BW Book Reviews. I received this ARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review! This did not influence my opinion. I requested this ARC because this basically lines up with Tudor history. Mary Queen of Scots was a big name during that ...

  • Amy
    May 29, 2018

    This review and others can be found on BW Book Reviews. I received this ARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review! This did not influence my opinion. I requested this ARC because this basically lines up with Tudor history. Mary Queen of Scots was a big name during that ...

    3.75 stars Thanks to NetGalley for an advanced ebook in exchange for an honest review. If I am going to engage in reading some historical biography, nothing suits me better than when an author says I know you think you've heard it all, but what if I had you consider the peopl...

    Although most of the English history coverage on the bookshelves today tends to distinct the Tudor dynasty; the Stuart monarchs had their own share of drama and soap opera-esque flair beginning with Mary, Queen of Scots. This feisty bloodline continued with Elizabeth Stuart, the daught...

    How did the heirs of the youngest daughter of the Queen of Bohemia become the Hanoverian kings of England? This gossipy history of the daughters of Elizabeth, sister of the executed Charles I, reveals the inside story. In a time when women were seen as chattel to be traded for high sta...

    Or maybe the sons... The Winter Queen of the title is Elizabeth, daughter of James VI of Scotland, later James I of England, and herself briefly Queen of Bohemia, through her marriage to Frederick, also known as the Palatinate. Elizabeth and Frederick produced an alarming number of ...

    I found myself thinking at one rather long point that this book proves that American thought was better than European thought since the middle kids of this enormous family seemed to mostly prove that the rich women in the 1600s had nothing better to do with themselves than try to marry...

    This book was an interesting read. It charts the history of princess Elizabeth, sister of Charles I, who became the queen of Bohemia for a brief period and forever after was known as the 'winter queen'. It also details the lives of her four daughters and traces the line of the British ...

    I received an advanced reading copy of this publication from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Nancy Goldstone is one of the few authors that actually makes reading non-fiction enjoyable! As with her other publications, this book was very readable. This book was very thoroug...

    Nancy Goldstone?s ?Daughters of the Winter Queen? takes on a relatively unknown part of Tudor/Stuart history and breathes new life into it! The Winter Queen, as Eluzabeth of Bohemia was known, was a granddaughter of Mary, Queen of Scots and named for Queen Elizabeth I?the woman...

    I was a First Read Winner of this book and I really enjoyed it. To be honest I knew nothing about the Winter Queen and her four daughters and I was eager to learn about them and their struggles, it shed a much needed light on some very resilient woman. I was glad that there was a genea...

    The story of a lesser known Elizabeth, daughter of James I, grand daughter of Mary, Queen of Scots, who was charged with treason and beheaded by her cousin, Elizabeth I. Elizabeth found herself Queen of Bohemia after her marriage only to lose the kingdom a few months later (hence k...

    This is the story of Elizabeth who would marry a man who became the King of Bohemia. While she gave birth to 13 children these four girls were the only ones to make it to adults. The story focuses mainly on Elizabeth until her death when more about the daughters is revealed. Startin...

    This book ???? I usually pick up a non fiction book because the subject matter interests me but then I abandon it 50 pages in because it?s too dry. But this book was definitely not that. The author uses a lot of humor to tell the story of the descendants of Mary Queen of...

  • Leah
    May 23, 2018

    This review and others can be found on BW Book Reviews. I received this ARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review! This did not influence my opinion. I requested this ARC because this basically lines up with Tudor history. Mary Queen of Scots was a big name during that ...

    3.75 stars Thanks to NetGalley for an advanced ebook in exchange for an honest review. If I am going to engage in reading some historical biography, nothing suits me better than when an author says I know you think you've heard it all, but what if I had you consider the peopl...

    Although most of the English history coverage on the bookshelves today tends to distinct the Tudor dynasty; the Stuart monarchs had their own share of drama and soap opera-esque flair beginning with Mary, Queen of Scots. This feisty bloodline continued with Elizabeth Stuart, the daught...

    How did the heirs of the youngest daughter of the Queen of Bohemia become the Hanoverian kings of England? This gossipy history of the daughters of Elizabeth, sister of the executed Charles I, reveals the inside story. In a time when women were seen as chattel to be traded for high sta...

    Or maybe the sons... The Winter Queen of the title is Elizabeth, daughter of James VI of Scotland, later James I of England, and herself briefly Queen of Bohemia, through her marriage to Frederick, also known as the Palatinate. Elizabeth and Frederick produced an alarming number of ...

  • Erin
    Apr 13, 2018

    This review and others can be found on BW Book Reviews. I received this ARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review! This did not influence my opinion. I requested this ARC because this basically lines up with Tudor history. Mary Queen of Scots was a big name during that ...

    3.75 stars Thanks to NetGalley for an advanced ebook in exchange for an honest review. If I am going to engage in reading some historical biography, nothing suits me better than when an author says I know you think you've heard it all, but what if I had you consider the peopl...

  • Eris
    Jun 15, 2018

    This review and others can be found on BW Book Reviews. I received this ARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review! This did not influence my opinion. I requested this ARC because this basically lines up with Tudor history. Mary Queen of Scots was a big name during that ...

    3.75 stars Thanks to NetGalley for an advanced ebook in exchange for an honest review. If I am going to engage in reading some historical biography, nothing suits me better than when an author says I know you think you've heard it all, but what if I had you consider the peopl...

    Although most of the English history coverage on the bookshelves today tends to distinct the Tudor dynasty; the Stuart monarchs had their own share of drama and soap opera-esque flair beginning with Mary, Queen of Scots. This feisty bloodline continued with Elizabeth Stuart, the daught...

    How did the heirs of the youngest daughter of the Queen of Bohemia become the Hanoverian kings of England? This gossipy history of the daughters of Elizabeth, sister of the executed Charles I, reveals the inside story. In a time when women were seen as chattel to be traded for high sta...

    Or maybe the sons... The Winter Queen of the title is Elizabeth, daughter of James VI of Scotland, later James I of England, and herself briefly Queen of Bohemia, through her marriage to Frederick, also known as the Palatinate. Elizabeth and Frederick produced an alarming number of ...

    I found myself thinking at one rather long point that this book proves that American thought was better than European thought since the middle kids of this enormous family seemed to mostly prove that the rich women in the 1600s had nothing better to do with themselves than try to marry...

    This book was an interesting read. It charts the history of princess Elizabeth, sister of Charles I, who became the queen of Bohemia for a brief period and forever after was known as the 'winter queen'. It also details the lives of her four daughters and traces the line of the British ...

    I received an advanced reading copy of this publication from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Nancy Goldstone is one of the few authors that actually makes reading non-fiction enjoyable! As with her other publications, this book was very readable. This book was very thoroug...

    Nancy Goldstone?s ?Daughters of the Winter Queen? takes on a relatively unknown part of Tudor/Stuart history and breathes new life into it! The Winter Queen, as Eluzabeth of Bohemia was known, was a granddaughter of Mary, Queen of Scots and named for Queen Elizabeth I?the woman...

    I was a First Read Winner of this book and I really enjoyed it. To be honest I knew nothing about the Winter Queen and her four daughters and I was eager to learn about them and their struggles, it shed a much needed light on some very resilient woman. I was glad that there was a genea...

    The story of a lesser known Elizabeth, daughter of James I, grand daughter of Mary, Queen of Scots, who was charged with treason and beheaded by her cousin, Elizabeth I. Elizabeth found herself Queen of Bohemia after her marriage only to lose the kingdom a few months later (hence k...

    This is the story of Elizabeth who would marry a man who became the King of Bohemia. While she gave birth to 13 children these four girls were the only ones to make it to adults. The story focuses mainly on Elizabeth until her death when more about the daughters is revealed. Startin...

    This book ???? I usually pick up a non fiction book because the subject matter interests me but then I abandon it 50 pages in because it?s too dry. But this book was definitely not that. The author uses a lot of humor to tell the story of the descendants of Mary Queen of...

    I received an ARC of this book from Netgalley for free in exchange for an honest review. I started Daughters of the Winter Queen with high expectations, and I was not disappointed. I thoroughly enjoyed this well researched and highly accessible account of the Winter Queen and her four...

    Fascinating story of how descendants of James I returned to rule Great Britain after several generations. The book is easy to follow and as well written as The Rival Queens. Highly recommended to those who are interested in the Stuarts and want to learn why Hanovarians were given the r...

    A well-written book; the prose is engaging and accessible. My only criticism is that large sections of the book are not, in fact, about the daughters of the Winter Queen. The first third or so of the book is a discussion of the historical background. When the daughters finally make the...

    I throughly enjoyed this book. As a layman it was easy to read and kept my attention the whole time. By the expanse of the bibliography at the back I dare say it was well researched as well. ...

    This is the story of the granddaughter of Mary Queen of Scots, her four daughters, and how they endured and impacted the world of their time. Nancy Goldstone has written a very well documented, and for the most part, very interesting account of their lives. I thoroughly enjoyed their s...

    Daughters of the Winter Queen brings to life these women. It transports you back and you are in the room experiencing history as it unfolds. Nancy Goldstone is a gifted writer and historian. I really enjoyed this book. ...

    The narrative reported the facts but didn't go below the surface to bring these ladies to life. ...

    Daughters of the Winter Queen is nominally about the 4 daughters of Elizabeth Stuart and Frederick of the Palatinate. It really is just a history of the 30 years war, English Civil War, and a biography of the Winter Queen and Princess Elizabeth and Sophia, her eldest and youngest daugh...

    Elizabeth Stuart, daughter of James I (and therefore granddaughter of Mary, Queen of Scots) was married to a lesser noble, Frederick, Elector of Palatine, with the promise that her father would support his efforts to win the crown of Bohemia. James--not exactly know for being fair and ...

    I?m a fan of Nancy Goldstone; I?ve read Four Queens: The Provenšal Sisters Who Ruled Europe, The Rival Queens and the Lady Queen. Ms. Goldstone has a talent for creating a historical biography that?s highly readable, often employing wit and humor. Daughters of the Winter Queen i...

    I won a advance copy of the book. I started the first few pages and realized it was a very involved read, with lots of information to absorb. So I took it nice and slow, once I got familiar with all of the daughters and various people associated with them I really started to enjoy the ...

    Well written, well researched, and genuinely interesting. the detailed endnotes and the selected bibliography guide readers to even more information if they were to be so inclined. The book covers much more than the title would imply, and I was pleasantly surprised. Goldstone's lead up...

    As a confessed anglophile, I started reading this because of the connections to the British royal families. However, I learned SO MUCH about the history of the rest of Europe in the 17th century! Well written, I never felt bogged down by political debates or overly described personalit...

    This non-fiction book chronicles the lives of Mary Queen of Scott?s granddaughter known as The wInter queen and her 4 daughters. The family has been very influential across Europe for centuries. It is complicated, lots of wars, power struggles, marriages of convince, scandals, and is...

    Very well researched. I gave it a 3 because I thought it would describe more of the daughter's lives in detail. Most of the book contains information about their male counterparts. ...

  • Deborah
    May 23, 2018

    This review and others can be found on BW Book Reviews. I received this ARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review! This did not influence my opinion. I requested this ARC because this basically lines up with Tudor history. Mary Queen of Scots was a big name during that ...

    3.75 stars Thanks to NetGalley for an advanced ebook in exchange for an honest review. If I am going to engage in reading some historical biography, nothing suits me better than when an author says I know you think you've heard it all, but what if I had you consider the peopl...

    Although most of the English history coverage on the bookshelves today tends to distinct the Tudor dynasty; the Stuart monarchs had their own share of drama and soap opera-esque flair beginning with Mary, Queen of Scots. This feisty bloodline continued with Elizabeth Stuart, the daught...

    How did the heirs of the youngest daughter of the Queen of Bohemia become the Hanoverian kings of England? This gossipy history of the daughters of Elizabeth, sister of the executed Charles I, reveals the inside story. In a time when women were seen as chattel to be traded for high sta...

    Or maybe the sons... The Winter Queen of the title is Elizabeth, daughter of James VI of Scotland, later James I of England, and herself briefly Queen of Bohemia, through her marriage to Frederick, also known as the Palatinate. Elizabeth and Frederick produced an alarming number of ...

    I found myself thinking at one rather long point that this book proves that American thought was better than European thought since the middle kids of this enormous family seemed to mostly prove that the rich women in the 1600s had nothing better to do with themselves than try to marry...

    This book was an interesting read. It charts the history of princess Elizabeth, sister of Charles I, who became the queen of Bohemia for a brief period and forever after was known as the 'winter queen'. It also details the lives of her four daughters and traces the line of the British ...

    I received an advanced reading copy of this publication from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Nancy Goldstone is one of the few authors that actually makes reading non-fiction enjoyable! As with her other publications, this book was very readable. This book was very thoroug...

    Nancy Goldstone?s ?Daughters of the Winter Queen? takes on a relatively unknown part of Tudor/Stuart history and breathes new life into it! The Winter Queen, as Eluzabeth of Bohemia was known, was a granddaughter of Mary, Queen of Scots and named for Queen Elizabeth I?the woman...

    I was a First Read Winner of this book and I really enjoyed it. To be honest I knew nothing about the Winter Queen and her four daughters and I was eager to learn about them and their struggles, it shed a much needed light on some very resilient woman. I was glad that there was a genea...

    The story of a lesser known Elizabeth, daughter of James I, grand daughter of Mary, Queen of Scots, who was charged with treason and beheaded by her cousin, Elizabeth I. Elizabeth found herself Queen of Bohemia after her marriage only to lose the kingdom a few months later (hence k...

    This is the story of Elizabeth who would marry a man who became the King of Bohemia. While she gave birth to 13 children these four girls were the only ones to make it to adults. The story focuses mainly on Elizabeth until her death when more about the daughters is revealed. Startin...

    This book ???? I usually pick up a non fiction book because the subject matter interests me but then I abandon it 50 pages in because it?s too dry. But this book was definitely not that. The author uses a lot of humor to tell the story of the descendants of Mary Queen of...

    I received an ARC of this book from Netgalley for free in exchange for an honest review. I started Daughters of the Winter Queen with high expectations, and I was not disappointed. I thoroughly enjoyed this well researched and highly accessible account of the Winter Queen and her four...

    Fascinating story of how descendants of James I returned to rule Great Britain after several generations. The book is easy to follow and as well written as The Rival Queens. Highly recommended to those who are interested in the Stuarts and want to learn why Hanovarians were given the r...

    A well-written book; the prose is engaging and accessible. My only criticism is that large sections of the book are not, in fact, about the daughters of the Winter Queen. The first third or so of the book is a discussion of the historical background. When the daughters finally make the...

    I throughly enjoyed this book. As a layman it was easy to read and kept my attention the whole time. By the expanse of the bibliography at the back I dare say it was well researched as well. ...

    This is the story of the granddaughter of Mary Queen of Scots, her four daughters, and how they endured and impacted the world of their time. Nancy Goldstone has written a very well documented, and for the most part, very interesting account of their lives. I thoroughly enjoyed their s...

    Daughters of the Winter Queen brings to life these women. It transports you back and you are in the room experiencing history as it unfolds. Nancy Goldstone is a gifted writer and historian. I really enjoyed this book. ...

    The narrative reported the facts but didn't go below the surface to bring these ladies to life. ...

    Daughters of the Winter Queen is nominally about the 4 daughters of Elizabeth Stuart and Frederick of the Palatinate. It really is just a history of the 30 years war, English Civil War, and a biography of the Winter Queen and Princess Elizabeth and Sophia, her eldest and youngest daugh...

    Elizabeth Stuart, daughter of James I (and therefore granddaughter of Mary, Queen of Scots) was married to a lesser noble, Frederick, Elector of Palatine, with the promise that her father would support his efforts to win the crown of Bohemia. James--not exactly know for being fair and ...

  • Nate
    May 30, 2018

    This review and others can be found on BW Book Reviews. I received this ARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review! This did not influence my opinion. I requested this ARC because this basically lines up with Tudor history. Mary Queen of Scots was a big name during that ...

    3.75 stars Thanks to NetGalley for an advanced ebook in exchange for an honest review. If I am going to engage in reading some historical biography, nothing suits me better than when an author says I know you think you've heard it all, but what if I had you consider the peopl...

    Although most of the English history coverage on the bookshelves today tends to distinct the Tudor dynasty; the Stuart monarchs had their own share of drama and soap opera-esque flair beginning with Mary, Queen of Scots. This feisty bloodline continued with Elizabeth Stuart, the daught...

    How did the heirs of the youngest daughter of the Queen of Bohemia become the Hanoverian kings of England? This gossipy history of the daughters of Elizabeth, sister of the executed Charles I, reveals the inside story. In a time when women were seen as chattel to be traded for high sta...

    Or maybe the sons... The Winter Queen of the title is Elizabeth, daughter of James VI of Scotland, later James I of England, and herself briefly Queen of Bohemia, through her marriage to Frederick, also known as the Palatinate. Elizabeth and Frederick produced an alarming number of ...

    I found myself thinking at one rather long point that this book proves that American thought was better than European thought since the middle kids of this enormous family seemed to mostly prove that the rich women in the 1600s had nothing better to do with themselves than try to marry...

    This book was an interesting read. It charts the history of princess Elizabeth, sister of Charles I, who became the queen of Bohemia for a brief period and forever after was known as the 'winter queen'. It also details the lives of her four daughters and traces the line of the British ...

    I received an advanced reading copy of this publication from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Nancy Goldstone is one of the few authors that actually makes reading non-fiction enjoyable! As with her other publications, this book was very readable. This book was very thoroug...

    Nancy Goldstone?s ?Daughters of the Winter Queen? takes on a relatively unknown part of Tudor/Stuart history and breathes new life into it! The Winter Queen, as Eluzabeth of Bohemia was known, was a granddaughter of Mary, Queen of Scots and named for Queen Elizabeth I?the woman...

    I was a First Read Winner of this book and I really enjoyed it. To be honest I knew nothing about the Winter Queen and her four daughters and I was eager to learn about them and their struggles, it shed a much needed light on some very resilient woman. I was glad that there was a genea...

    The story of a lesser known Elizabeth, daughter of James I, grand daughter of Mary, Queen of Scots, who was charged with treason and beheaded by her cousin, Elizabeth I. Elizabeth found herself Queen of Bohemia after her marriage only to lose the kingdom a few months later (hence k...

    This is the story of Elizabeth who would marry a man who became the King of Bohemia. While she gave birth to 13 children these four girls were the only ones to make it to adults. The story focuses mainly on Elizabeth until her death when more about the daughters is revealed. Startin...

    This book ???? I usually pick up a non fiction book because the subject matter interests me but then I abandon it 50 pages in because it?s too dry. But this book was definitely not that. The author uses a lot of humor to tell the story of the descendants of Mary Queen of...

    I received an ARC of this book from Netgalley for free in exchange for an honest review. I started Daughters of the Winter Queen with high expectations, and I was not disappointed. I thoroughly enjoyed this well researched and highly accessible account of the Winter Queen and her four...

    Fascinating story of how descendants of James I returned to rule Great Britain after several generations. The book is easy to follow and as well written as The Rival Queens. Highly recommended to those who are interested in the Stuarts and want to learn why Hanovarians were given the r...

    A well-written book; the prose is engaging and accessible. My only criticism is that large sections of the book are not, in fact, about the daughters of the Winter Queen. The first third or so of the book is a discussion of the historical background. When the daughters finally make the...

    I throughly enjoyed this book. As a layman it was easy to read and kept my attention the whole time. By the expanse of the bibliography at the back I dare say it was well researched as well. ...

    This is the story of the granddaughter of Mary Queen of Scots, her four daughters, and how they endured and impacted the world of their time. Nancy Goldstone has written a very well documented, and for the most part, very interesting account of their lives. I thoroughly enjoyed their s...

    Daughters of the Winter Queen brings to life these women. It transports you back and you are in the room experiencing history as it unfolds. Nancy Goldstone is a gifted writer and historian. I really enjoyed this book. ...

    The narrative reported the facts but didn't go below the surface to bring these ladies to life. ...

    Daughters of the Winter Queen is nominally about the 4 daughters of Elizabeth Stuart and Frederick of the Palatinate. It really is just a history of the 30 years war, English Civil War, and a biography of the Winter Queen and Princess Elizabeth and Sophia, her eldest and youngest daugh...

  • Kate Eminhizer
    Jan 25, 2018

    This review and others can be found on BW Book Reviews. I received this ARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review! This did not influence my opinion. I requested this ARC because this basically lines up with Tudor history. Mary Queen of Scots was a big name during that ...

    3.75 stars Thanks to NetGalley for an advanced ebook in exchange for an honest review. If I am going to engage in reading some historical biography, nothing suits me better than when an author says I know you think you've heard it all, but what if I had you consider the peopl...

    Although most of the English history coverage on the bookshelves today tends to distinct the Tudor dynasty; the Stuart monarchs had their own share of drama and soap opera-esque flair beginning with Mary, Queen of Scots. This feisty bloodline continued with Elizabeth Stuart, the daught...

    How did the heirs of the youngest daughter of the Queen of Bohemia become the Hanoverian kings of England? This gossipy history of the daughters of Elizabeth, sister of the executed Charles I, reveals the inside story. In a time when women were seen as chattel to be traded for high sta...

    Or maybe the sons... The Winter Queen of the title is Elizabeth, daughter of James VI of Scotland, later James I of England, and herself briefly Queen of Bohemia, through her marriage to Frederick, also known as the Palatinate. Elizabeth and Frederick produced an alarming number of ...

    I found myself thinking at one rather long point that this book proves that American thought was better than European thought since the middle kids of this enormous family seemed to mostly prove that the rich women in the 1600s had nothing better to do with themselves than try to marry...

    This book was an interesting read. It charts the history of princess Elizabeth, sister of Charles I, who became the queen of Bohemia for a brief period and forever after was known as the 'winter queen'. It also details the lives of her four daughters and traces the line of the British ...

    I received an advanced reading copy of this publication from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Nancy Goldstone is one of the few authors that actually makes reading non-fiction enjoyable! As with her other publications, this book was very readable. This book was very thoroug...

  • Helen Carolan
    May 13, 2018

    This review and others can be found on BW Book Reviews. I received this ARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review! This did not influence my opinion. I requested this ARC because this basically lines up with Tudor history. Mary Queen of Scots was a big name during that ...

    3.75 stars Thanks to NetGalley for an advanced ebook in exchange for an honest review. If I am going to engage in reading some historical biography, nothing suits me better than when an author says I know you think you've heard it all, but what if I had you consider the peopl...

    Although most of the English history coverage on the bookshelves today tends to distinct the Tudor dynasty; the Stuart monarchs had their own share of drama and soap opera-esque flair beginning with Mary, Queen of Scots. This feisty bloodline continued with Elizabeth Stuart, the daught...

    How did the heirs of the youngest daughter of the Queen of Bohemia become the Hanoverian kings of England? This gossipy history of the daughters of Elizabeth, sister of the executed Charles I, reveals the inside story. In a time when women were seen as chattel to be traded for high sta...

    Or maybe the sons... The Winter Queen of the title is Elizabeth, daughter of James VI of Scotland, later James I of England, and herself briefly Queen of Bohemia, through her marriage to Frederick, also known as the Palatinate. Elizabeth and Frederick produced an alarming number of ...

    I found myself thinking at one rather long point that this book proves that American thought was better than European thought since the middle kids of this enormous family seemed to mostly prove that the rich women in the 1600s had nothing better to do with themselves than try to marry...

    This book was an interesting read. It charts the history of princess Elizabeth, sister of Charles I, who became the queen of Bohemia for a brief period and forever after was known as the 'winter queen'. It also details the lives of her four daughters and traces the line of the British ...

  • Patricia Romero
    Mar 30, 2018

    This review and others can be found on BW Book Reviews. I received this ARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review! This did not influence my opinion. I requested this ARC because this basically lines up with Tudor history. Mary Queen of Scots was a big name during that ...

    3.75 stars Thanks to NetGalley for an advanced ebook in exchange for an honest review. If I am going to engage in reading some historical biography, nothing suits me better than when an author says I know you think you've heard it all, but what if I had you consider the peopl...

    Although most of the English history coverage on the bookshelves today tends to distinct the Tudor dynasty; the Stuart monarchs had their own share of drama and soap opera-esque flair beginning with Mary, Queen of Scots. This feisty bloodline continued with Elizabeth Stuart, the daught...

    How did the heirs of the youngest daughter of the Queen of Bohemia become the Hanoverian kings of England? This gossipy history of the daughters of Elizabeth, sister of the executed Charles I, reveals the inside story. In a time when women were seen as chattel to be traded for high sta...

    Or maybe the sons... The Winter Queen of the title is Elizabeth, daughter of James VI of Scotland, later James I of England, and herself briefly Queen of Bohemia, through her marriage to Frederick, also known as the Palatinate. Elizabeth and Frederick produced an alarming number of ...

    I found myself thinking at one rather long point that this book proves that American thought was better than European thought since the middle kids of this enormous family seemed to mostly prove that the rich women in the 1600s had nothing better to do with themselves than try to marry...

    This book was an interesting read. It charts the history of princess Elizabeth, sister of Charles I, who became the queen of Bohemia for a brief period and forever after was known as the 'winter queen'. It also details the lives of her four daughters and traces the line of the British ...

    I received an advanced reading copy of this publication from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Nancy Goldstone is one of the few authors that actually makes reading non-fiction enjoyable! As with her other publications, this book was very readable. This book was very thoroug...

    Nancy Goldstone?s ?Daughters of the Winter Queen? takes on a relatively unknown part of Tudor/Stuart history and breathes new life into it! The Winter Queen, as Eluzabeth of Bohemia was known, was a granddaughter of Mary, Queen of Scots and named for Queen Elizabeth I?the woman...

    I was a First Read Winner of this book and I really enjoyed it. To be honest I knew nothing about the Winter Queen and her four daughters and I was eager to learn about them and their struggles, it shed a much needed light on some very resilient woman. I was glad that there was a genea...

    The story of a lesser known Elizabeth, daughter of James I, grand daughter of Mary, Queen of Scots, who was charged with treason and beheaded by her cousin, Elizabeth I. Elizabeth found herself Queen of Bohemia after her marriage only to lose the kingdom a few months later (hence k...

    This is the story of Elizabeth who would marry a man who became the King of Bohemia. While she gave birth to 13 children these four girls were the only ones to make it to adults. The story focuses mainly on Elizabeth until her death when more about the daughters is revealed. Startin...

  • Mary Jo
    May 17, 2018

    This review and others can be found on BW Book Reviews. I received this ARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review! This did not influence my opinion. I requested this ARC because this basically lines up with Tudor history. Mary Queen of Scots was a big name during that ...

    3.75 stars Thanks to NetGalley for an advanced ebook in exchange for an honest review. If I am going to engage in reading some historical biography, nothing suits me better than when an author says I know you think you've heard it all, but what if I had you consider the peopl...

    Although most of the English history coverage on the bookshelves today tends to distinct the Tudor dynasty; the Stuart monarchs had their own share of drama and soap opera-esque flair beginning with Mary, Queen of Scots. This feisty bloodline continued with Elizabeth Stuart, the daught...

    How did the heirs of the youngest daughter of the Queen of Bohemia become the Hanoverian kings of England? This gossipy history of the daughters of Elizabeth, sister of the executed Charles I, reveals the inside story. In a time when women were seen as chattel to be traded for high sta...

    Or maybe the sons... The Winter Queen of the title is Elizabeth, daughter of James VI of Scotland, later James I of England, and herself briefly Queen of Bohemia, through her marriage to Frederick, also known as the Palatinate. Elizabeth and Frederick produced an alarming number of ...

    I found myself thinking at one rather long point that this book proves that American thought was better than European thought since the middle kids of this enormous family seemed to mostly prove that the rich women in the 1600s had nothing better to do with themselves than try to marry...

    This book was an interesting read. It charts the history of princess Elizabeth, sister of Charles I, who became the queen of Bohemia for a brief period and forever after was known as the 'winter queen'. It also details the lives of her four daughters and traces the line of the British ...

    I received an advanced reading copy of this publication from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Nancy Goldstone is one of the few authors that actually makes reading non-fiction enjoyable! As with her other publications, this book was very readable. This book was very thoroug...

    Nancy Goldstone?s ?Daughters of the Winter Queen? takes on a relatively unknown part of Tudor/Stuart history and breathes new life into it! The Winter Queen, as Eluzabeth of Bohemia was known, was a granddaughter of Mary, Queen of Scots and named for Queen Elizabeth I?the woman...

    I was a First Read Winner of this book and I really enjoyed it. To be honest I knew nothing about the Winter Queen and her four daughters and I was eager to learn about them and their struggles, it shed a much needed light on some very resilient woman. I was glad that there was a genea...

    The story of a lesser known Elizabeth, daughter of James I, grand daughter of Mary, Queen of Scots, who was charged with treason and beheaded by her cousin, Elizabeth I. Elizabeth found herself Queen of Bohemia after her marriage only to lose the kingdom a few months later (hence k...

    This is the story of Elizabeth who would marry a man who became the King of Bohemia. While she gave birth to 13 children these four girls were the only ones to make it to adults. The story focuses mainly on Elizabeth until her death when more about the daughters is revealed. Startin...

    This book ???? I usually pick up a non fiction book because the subject matter interests me but then I abandon it 50 pages in because it?s too dry. But this book was definitely not that. The author uses a lot of humor to tell the story of the descendants of Mary Queen of...

    I received an ARC of this book from Netgalley for free in exchange for an honest review. I started Daughters of the Winter Queen with high expectations, and I was not disappointed. I thoroughly enjoyed this well researched and highly accessible account of the Winter Queen and her four...

    Fascinating story of how descendants of James I returned to rule Great Britain after several generations. The book is easy to follow and as well written as The Rival Queens. Highly recommended to those who are interested in the Stuarts and want to learn why Hanovarians were given the r...

    A well-written book; the prose is engaging and accessible. My only criticism is that large sections of the book are not, in fact, about the daughters of the Winter Queen. The first third or so of the book is a discussion of the historical background. When the daughters finally make the...

    I throughly enjoyed this book. As a layman it was easy to read and kept my attention the whole time. By the expanse of the bibliography at the back I dare say it was well researched as well. ...

    This is the story of the granddaughter of Mary Queen of Scots, her four daughters, and how they endured and impacted the world of their time. Nancy Goldstone has written a very well documented, and for the most part, very interesting account of their lives. I thoroughly enjoyed their s...

    Daughters of the Winter Queen brings to life these women. It transports you back and you are in the room experiencing history as it unfolds. Nancy Goldstone is a gifted writer and historian. I really enjoyed this book. ...

    The narrative reported the facts but didn't go below the surface to bring these ladies to life. ...

    Daughters of the Winter Queen is nominally about the 4 daughters of Elizabeth Stuart and Frederick of the Palatinate. It really is just a history of the 30 years war, English Civil War, and a biography of the Winter Queen and Princess Elizabeth and Sophia, her eldest and youngest daugh...

    Elizabeth Stuart, daughter of James I (and therefore granddaughter of Mary, Queen of Scots) was married to a lesser noble, Frederick, Elector of Palatine, with the promise that her father would support his efforts to win the crown of Bohemia. James--not exactly know for being fair and ...

    I?m a fan of Nancy Goldstone; I?ve read Four Queens: The Provenšal Sisters Who Ruled Europe, The Rival Queens and the Lady Queen. Ms. Goldstone has a talent for creating a historical biography that?s highly readable, often employing wit and humor. Daughters of the Winter Queen i...

    I won a advance copy of the book. I started the first few pages and realized it was a very involved read, with lots of information to absorb. So I took it nice and slow, once I got familiar with all of the daughters and various people associated with them I really started to enjoy the ...

    Well written, well researched, and genuinely interesting. the detailed endnotes and the selected bibliography guide readers to even more information if they were to be so inclined. The book covers much more than the title would imply, and I was pleasantly surprised. Goldstone's lead up...

    As a confessed anglophile, I started reading this because of the connections to the British royal families. However, I learned SO MUCH about the history of the rest of Europe in the 17th century! Well written, I never felt bogged down by political debates or overly described personalit...

    This non-fiction book chronicles the lives of Mary Queen of Scott?s granddaughter known as The wInter queen and her 4 daughters. The family has been very influential across Europe for centuries. It is complicated, lots of wars, power struggles, marriages of convince, scandals, and is...

    Very well researched. I gave it a 3 because I thought it would describe more of the daughter's lives in detail. Most of the book contains information about their male counterparts. ...

    It?s a lot to process because this family was ridiculous, but Goldstone keeps it fresh and snarky. ...

    One of the best history books I've read in a long time. Authoritative, well researched, fascinating about the women who lived it, this book reads like a novel! Little known story of the daughter of James 1 of England who was married to a minor ruler in Bohemia and whose daughters lived...

  • Beata
    Apr 28, 2018

    This review and others can be found on BW Book Reviews. I received this ARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review! This did not influence my opinion. I requested this ARC because this basically lines up with Tudor history. Mary Queen of Scots was a big name during that ...

    3.75 stars Thanks to NetGalley for an advanced ebook in exchange for an honest review. If I am going to engage in reading some historical biography, nothing suits me better than when an author says I know you think you've heard it all, but what if I had you consider the peopl...

    Although most of the English history coverage on the bookshelves today tends to distinct the Tudor dynasty; the Stuart monarchs had their own share of drama and soap opera-esque flair beginning with Mary, Queen of Scots. This feisty bloodline continued with Elizabeth Stuart, the daught...

    How did the heirs of the youngest daughter of the Queen of Bohemia become the Hanoverian kings of England? This gossipy history of the daughters of Elizabeth, sister of the executed Charles I, reveals the inside story. In a time when women were seen as chattel to be traded for high sta...

    Or maybe the sons... The Winter Queen of the title is Elizabeth, daughter of James VI of Scotland, later James I of England, and herself briefly Queen of Bohemia, through her marriage to Frederick, also known as the Palatinate. Elizabeth and Frederick produced an alarming number of ...

    I found myself thinking at one rather long point that this book proves that American thought was better than European thought since the middle kids of this enormous family seemed to mostly prove that the rich women in the 1600s had nothing better to do with themselves than try to marry...

    This book was an interesting read. It charts the history of princess Elizabeth, sister of Charles I, who became the queen of Bohemia for a brief period and forever after was known as the 'winter queen'. It also details the lives of her four daughters and traces the line of the British ...

    I received an advanced reading copy of this publication from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Nancy Goldstone is one of the few authors that actually makes reading non-fiction enjoyable! As with her other publications, this book was very readable. This book was very thoroug...

    Nancy Goldstone?s ?Daughters of the Winter Queen? takes on a relatively unknown part of Tudor/Stuart history and breathes new life into it! The Winter Queen, as Eluzabeth of Bohemia was known, was a granddaughter of Mary, Queen of Scots and named for Queen Elizabeth I?the woman...

    I was a First Read Winner of this book and I really enjoyed it. To be honest I knew nothing about the Winter Queen and her four daughters and I was eager to learn about them and their struggles, it shed a much needed light on some very resilient woman. I was glad that there was a genea...

    The story of a lesser known Elizabeth, daughter of James I, grand daughter of Mary, Queen of Scots, who was charged with treason and beheaded by her cousin, Elizabeth I. Elizabeth found herself Queen of Bohemia after her marriage only to lose the kingdom a few months later (hence k...

    This is the story of Elizabeth who would marry a man who became the King of Bohemia. While she gave birth to 13 children these four girls were the only ones to make it to adults. The story focuses mainly on Elizabeth until her death when more about the daughters is revealed. Startin...

    This book ???? I usually pick up a non fiction book because the subject matter interests me but then I abandon it 50 pages in because it?s too dry. But this book was definitely not that. The author uses a lot of humor to tell the story of the descendants of Mary Queen of...

    I received an ARC of this book from Netgalley for free in exchange for an honest review. I started Daughters of the Winter Queen with high expectations, and I was not disappointed. I thoroughly enjoyed this well researched and highly accessible account of the Winter Queen and her four...

    Fascinating story of how descendants of James I returned to rule Great Britain after several generations. The book is easy to follow and as well written as The Rival Queens. Highly recommended to those who are interested in the Stuarts and want to learn why Hanovarians were given the r...

  • Shilpa Sudhakar
    Apr 11, 2018

    This review and others can be found on BW Book Reviews. I received this ARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review! This did not influence my opinion. I requested this ARC because this basically lines up with Tudor history. Mary Queen of Scots was a big name during that ...

    3.75 stars Thanks to NetGalley for an advanced ebook in exchange for an honest review. If I am going to engage in reading some historical biography, nothing suits me better than when an author says I know you think you've heard it all, but what if I had you consider the peopl...

    Although most of the English history coverage on the bookshelves today tends to distinct the Tudor dynasty; the Stuart monarchs had their own share of drama and soap opera-esque flair beginning with Mary, Queen of Scots. This feisty bloodline continued with Elizabeth Stuart, the daught...

    How did the heirs of the youngest daughter of the Queen of Bohemia become the Hanoverian kings of England? This gossipy history of the daughters of Elizabeth, sister of the executed Charles I, reveals the inside story. In a time when women were seen as chattel to be traded for high sta...

    Or maybe the sons... The Winter Queen of the title is Elizabeth, daughter of James VI of Scotland, later James I of England, and herself briefly Queen of Bohemia, through her marriage to Frederick, also known as the Palatinate. Elizabeth and Frederick produced an alarming number of ...

    I found myself thinking at one rather long point that this book proves that American thought was better than European thought since the middle kids of this enormous family seemed to mostly prove that the rich women in the 1600s had nothing better to do with themselves than try to marry...

    This book was an interesting read. It charts the history of princess Elizabeth, sister of Charles I, who became the queen of Bohemia for a brief period and forever after was known as the 'winter queen'. It also details the lives of her four daughters and traces the line of the British ...

    I received an advanced reading copy of this publication from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Nancy Goldstone is one of the few authors that actually makes reading non-fiction enjoyable! As with her other publications, this book was very readable. This book was very thoroug...

    Nancy Goldstone?s ?Daughters of the Winter Queen? takes on a relatively unknown part of Tudor/Stuart history and breathes new life into it! The Winter Queen, as Eluzabeth of Bohemia was known, was a granddaughter of Mary, Queen of Scots and named for Queen Elizabeth I?the woman...

    I was a First Read Winner of this book and I really enjoyed it. To be honest I knew nothing about the Winter Queen and her four daughters and I was eager to learn about them and their struggles, it shed a much needed light on some very resilient woman. I was glad that there was a genea...

    The story of a lesser known Elizabeth, daughter of James I, grand daughter of Mary, Queen of Scots, who was charged with treason and beheaded by her cousin, Elizabeth I. Elizabeth found herself Queen of Bohemia after her marriage only to lose the kingdom a few months later (hence k...

  • Mrs. Salgy
    Jan 20, 2018

    This review and others can be found on BW Book Reviews. I received this ARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review! This did not influence my opinion. I requested this ARC because this basically lines up with Tudor history. Mary Queen of Scots was a big name during that ...

    3.75 stars Thanks to NetGalley for an advanced ebook in exchange for an honest review. If I am going to engage in reading some historical biography, nothing suits me better than when an author says I know you think you've heard it all, but what if I had you consider the peopl...

    Although most of the English history coverage on the bookshelves today tends to distinct the Tudor dynasty; the Stuart monarchs had their own share of drama and soap opera-esque flair beginning with Mary, Queen of Scots. This feisty bloodline continued with Elizabeth Stuart, the daught...

    How did the heirs of the youngest daughter of the Queen of Bohemia become the Hanoverian kings of England? This gossipy history of the daughters of Elizabeth, sister of the executed Charles I, reveals the inside story. In a time when women were seen as chattel to be traded for high sta...

    Or maybe the sons... The Winter Queen of the title is Elizabeth, daughter of James VI of Scotland, later James I of England, and herself briefly Queen of Bohemia, through her marriage to Frederick, also known as the Palatinate. Elizabeth and Frederick produced an alarming number of ...

    I found myself thinking at one rather long point that this book proves that American thought was better than European thought since the middle kids of this enormous family seemed to mostly prove that the rich women in the 1600s had nothing better to do with themselves than try to marry...

    This book was an interesting read. It charts the history of princess Elizabeth, sister of Charles I, who became the queen of Bohemia for a brief period and forever after was known as the 'winter queen'. It also details the lives of her four daughters and traces the line of the British ...

    I received an advanced reading copy of this publication from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Nancy Goldstone is one of the few authors that actually makes reading non-fiction enjoyable! As with her other publications, this book was very readable. This book was very thoroug...

    Nancy Goldstone?s ?Daughters of the Winter Queen? takes on a relatively unknown part of Tudor/Stuart history and breathes new life into it! The Winter Queen, as Eluzabeth of Bohemia was known, was a granddaughter of Mary, Queen of Scots and named for Queen Elizabeth I?the woman...

  • Xenia0201
    May 20, 2018

    This review and others can be found on BW Book Reviews. I received this ARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review! This did not influence my opinion. I requested this ARC because this basically lines up with Tudor history. Mary Queen of Scots was a big name during that ...

    3.75 stars Thanks to NetGalley for an advanced ebook in exchange for an honest review. If I am going to engage in reading some historical biography, nothing suits me better than when an author says I know you think you've heard it all, but what if I had you consider the peopl...

    Although most of the English history coverage on the bookshelves today tends to distinct the Tudor dynasty; the Stuart monarchs had their own share of drama and soap opera-esque flair beginning with Mary, Queen of Scots. This feisty bloodline continued with Elizabeth Stuart, the daught...

    How did the heirs of the youngest daughter of the Queen of Bohemia become the Hanoverian kings of England? This gossipy history of the daughters of Elizabeth, sister of the executed Charles I, reveals the inside story. In a time when women were seen as chattel to be traded for high sta...

    Or maybe the sons... The Winter Queen of the title is Elizabeth, daughter of James VI of Scotland, later James I of England, and herself briefly Queen of Bohemia, through her marriage to Frederick, also known as the Palatinate. Elizabeth and Frederick produced an alarming number of ...

    I found myself thinking at one rather long point that this book proves that American thought was better than European thought since the middle kids of this enormous family seemed to mostly prove that the rich women in the 1600s had nothing better to do with themselves than try to marry...

    This book was an interesting read. It charts the history of princess Elizabeth, sister of Charles I, who became the queen of Bohemia for a brief period and forever after was known as the 'winter queen'. It also details the lives of her four daughters and traces the line of the British ...

    I received an advanced reading copy of this publication from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Nancy Goldstone is one of the few authors that actually makes reading non-fiction enjoyable! As with her other publications, this book was very readable. This book was very thoroug...

    Nancy Goldstone?s ?Daughters of the Winter Queen? takes on a relatively unknown part of Tudor/Stuart history and breathes new life into it! The Winter Queen, as Eluzabeth of Bohemia was known, was a granddaughter of Mary, Queen of Scots and named for Queen Elizabeth I?the woman...

    I was a First Read Winner of this book and I really enjoyed it. To be honest I knew nothing about the Winter Queen and her four daughters and I was eager to learn about them and their struggles, it shed a much needed light on some very resilient woman. I was glad that there was a genea...

    The story of a lesser known Elizabeth, daughter of James I, grand daughter of Mary, Queen of Scots, who was charged with treason and beheaded by her cousin, Elizabeth I. Elizabeth found herself Queen of Bohemia after her marriage only to lose the kingdom a few months later (hence k...

    This is the story of Elizabeth who would marry a man who became the King of Bohemia. While she gave birth to 13 children these four girls were the only ones to make it to adults. The story focuses mainly on Elizabeth until her death when more about the daughters is revealed. Startin...

    This book ???? I usually pick up a non fiction book because the subject matter interests me but then I abandon it 50 pages in because it?s too dry. But this book was definitely not that. The author uses a lot of humor to tell the story of the descendants of Mary Queen of...

    I received an ARC of this book from Netgalley for free in exchange for an honest review. I started Daughters of the Winter Queen with high expectations, and I was not disappointed. I thoroughly enjoyed this well researched and highly accessible account of the Winter Queen and her four...

    Fascinating story of how descendants of James I returned to rule Great Britain after several generations. The book is easy to follow and as well written as The Rival Queens. Highly recommended to those who are interested in the Stuarts and want to learn why Hanovarians were given the r...

    A well-written book; the prose is engaging and accessible. My only criticism is that large sections of the book are not, in fact, about the daughters of the Winter Queen. The first third or so of the book is a discussion of the historical background. When the daughters finally make the...

    I throughly enjoyed this book. As a layman it was easy to read and kept my attention the whole time. By the expanse of the bibliography at the back I dare say it was well researched as well. ...

    This is the story of the granddaughter of Mary Queen of Scots, her four daughters, and how they endured and impacted the world of their time. Nancy Goldstone has written a very well documented, and for the most part, very interesting account of their lives. I thoroughly enjoyed their s...

    Daughters of the Winter Queen brings to life these women. It transports you back and you are in the room experiencing history as it unfolds. Nancy Goldstone is a gifted writer and historian. I really enjoyed this book. ...

    The narrative reported the facts but didn't go below the surface to bring these ladies to life. ...

    Daughters of the Winter Queen is nominally about the 4 daughters of Elizabeth Stuart and Frederick of the Palatinate. It really is just a history of the 30 years war, English Civil War, and a biography of the Winter Queen and Princess Elizabeth and Sophia, her eldest and youngest daugh...

    Elizabeth Stuart, daughter of James I (and therefore granddaughter of Mary, Queen of Scots) was married to a lesser noble, Frederick, Elector of Palatine, with the promise that her father would support his efforts to win the crown of Bohemia. James--not exactly know for being fair and ...

    I?m a fan of Nancy Goldstone; I?ve read Four Queens: The Provenšal Sisters Who Ruled Europe, The Rival Queens and the Lady Queen. Ms. Goldstone has a talent for creating a historical biography that?s highly readable, often employing wit and humor. Daughters of the Winter Queen i...