The Daughter Of Time: A gripping historical mystery

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The Daughter Of Time: A gripping historical mystery

The Daughter Of Time: A gripping historical mystery

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One of these, Paul Murray Kendall’s 1955 biography of the King, was the book through which Philippa Langley first encountered Richard III. Cualquiera diría que fue Ricardo III, que para eso es el protagonista de la mayor obra de propaganda jamás creada por Shakespeare, ¿pero es eso cierto? Scotland Yard inspector Alan Grant, recovering from a broken leg, becomes fascinated with a contemporary portrait of Richard III, believed to have brutally killed his brother's children - the Princes in the Tower - to make his crown secure.

Ideally situated in the heart of the bustling and historic H Street Corridor, Solid State Books provides our neighborhood with a vital intellectual and social hub. I've read my share of royal history, both fictional and historical, so I enjoyed this counter approach to the subject. So don't expect to be on the edge of your seat- but do expect to be thoroughly entertained if this is a subject that interests you. He judges the tone of these chronicles, and the attitudes of the chroniclers, in a way—and to a degree—that a historian might not.

The book explores how history is constructed, and how certain versions of events come to be widely accepted as the truth, despite a lack of evidence and/or any logical plausibility. I once commented, to one of my college history classes, that there are a number of basic ideas about history that "everybody knows;" but that unfortunately what "everybody knows" often turns out to be a bunch of handed-down hooey. Grant comes to the conclusion that Henry is a much more likely perpetrator of the dual regicide than Richard when the question of 'who instigated the killing of the princes? Datos históricos, libros sobre la vida de Ricardo III y sobre su familia, opiniones diversas de los personajes, etc. Grant comes to understand the ways in which myths or legends are constructed, and how in this case, the victorious Tudors saw to it that their version of history prevailed.

The story he comes up with, and the evidence he marshals in its favor, is vastly more convincing than the tales of More and Shakespeare, which have for centuries been accepted as fact. It is funny, moves along faster than a hospital bed on greased wheels down a long hallway (no, that didn’t happen), and it is crime solving with collaboration at its very best.

Mystery author Elizabeth Peters's novel The Murders of Richard III references Tey's book repeatedly. They have no talent for the likeliness of any situation,” Grant tells his friend Marta Hallard, the actress who brought him Richard III’s portrait. Use of this site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement and Privacy Policy and Cookie Statement and Your California Privacy Rights. The title of this book is taken from a quote from Francis Bacon, in which Truth is the daughter of Time (so, with time, truth will eventually show itself).

No dudo de la calidad histórica de la novela, pero me ha resultado tremendamente aburrida, hasta el punto del tedio. I do not doubt the historical quality of the novel, but it has been extremely boring, to the point of boredom. While I gave up on understanding each and every royal relationship—you may have to be English to do that—Grant’s process is fascinating. Could such a sensitive, noble face actually belong to one of the world’s most heinous villains—a venomous hunchback who may have killed his brother’s children to make his crown secure? Tey is known for writing early mysteries, so I had expected somewhat the same fare from Daughter of Time, but I was wrong.Tey’s dissection of received history prompted readers to question, as Grant does, everything they had been taught. Scotland Yard Inspector Alan Grant (a character who also appears in five other novels by the same author) is feeling bored while confined to bed in hospital with a broken leg. Tey’s title, drawn from the saying that “truth is the daughter of time,” is a nod to this same idea—and her book did get the water flowing. For one thing, during the entire novel, Inspector Alan Grant is confined to bed with a broken leg and a strained back.

They conclude that such a crime was wholly out of character, and that he had no motive for bringing about their deaths.He also studies faces and uses his intuition to help him figure out who did what when it comes to crime. This novel, published in 1951, not only holds up well but shows up many a modern "master" of the form. Determining Richard’s guilt tends to come down to which of the often heavily biased sources you believe. The Daughter of Time refers to one character almost exclusively by what is today recognized as a derogatory slur.



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