By Loyalty Bound



❴PDF❵ ✎ By Loyalty Bound Author Elizabeth Ashworth – E17streets4all.co.uk With the scant remains of Richard III lifted recently from such humble soil, Elizabeth Ashworth presents us here with the results of her own excavation Perhaps no other ruler has engendered such a spi With the scant remains of Richard III lifted recently from such humble soil, Elizabeth By Loyalty PDF/EPUB or Ashworth presents us here with the results of her own excavation Perhaps no other ruler has engendered such a spirit of ambivalence in the British public murderer or maverick, disfigured disgrace to the throne or exciting, romantic anti hero, unafraid of getting his hands dirty in the heat of battle The various contradictions that feed our understanding of the man are enacted here, focussing on a series of formative events in his early life that cast him in an interesting new lightWhenyear old Richard, Duke of Gloucester, defies his elder brother, Edward IV, and rides to Hornby Castle in the north of Lancashire to help James and Robert Harrington defend their birthright against Sir Thomas Stanley, he engenders a chain of events that will have repercussions for years to come His fight for justice for the Harringtons and his relationship with Anne Harrington, whose wardship has been given to Thomas Stanley, cause a rift between the two men that will never be healed, and which will lead to Richard being betrayed when he most needs Stanley s supportBy Loyalty Bound tells the story of defiant Anne Harrington, the woman who would later become mistress to the enigmatic Richard as a consequence of his involvement in the trials of her family With her father and grandfather killed fighting for the Yorkists at Wakefield in , Hornby Castle falls to her as an inheritance at the tender age of five years old When her ward ship is handed over to Thomas Stanley by the king himself, Anne s uncles and the influence they might otherwise have wielded are virtually cut off The story traces the Harringtons fight to keep possession of their ancestral home, the support given to them by Richard, Duke of Gloucester, and Richard s tumultuous and beguiling relationship with Anne as she is forced into a marriage arranged for her by her guardian, a man who has objectives beyond the determination to secure her future happiness With a close eye for detail, Ashworth creates an intricately nuanced landscape which serves as a remarkably effective and convincing backdrop Richard, Duke of Gloucester, a man often demonized in literary adaptations with his hunched back and questionable moral code, is revived to supreme effect The romance of the era is effectively relayed, communicating a real sense of drama borne out of political tensions heightened by the emotional complexities that characterized the ageThe AuthorElizabeth Ashworth has been a published author from an early age with an article in Diana magazine at the age of eleven years old, for which she was paid a pound Since then has had many articles and short stories published in magazines including Lancashire Magazine, The Lady, People s Friend, My Weekly, Fiction Feast and many othersInher first local interest book, Champion Lancastrians, was published by Sigma Press This was followed by Tales of Old Lancashire, from Countryside books inA fascination with one of the old stories she discovered whilst researching for this book inspired her to write her first historical novel, The de Lacy Inheritance, which was published inby Myrmidon booksAnother non fiction book looking at the burial sites of some notable and interesting characters, Lancashire Who Lies Beneath was published in Octoberand her second historical novel, An Honourable Estate, based on the Mab s Cross legend, was published in.By Loyalty Bound

Since selling my first article at the age of eleven and my first story By Loyalty PDF/EPUB or not long afterwards I ve been published in a wide range of newspapers and magazinesIn the first of my non fiction books, Champion Lancastrians, was published and since then Countryside Books have published Tales of Old Lancashire and Lancashire Who Lies BeneathIn June my first novel, The de Lacy Inheritance, was published my Myrmidon BooksMy second historical novel An Honourable Estate was published in June with a short prequel The Lady of HaighMy third novel, By Loyalty Bound, the story of the mistress of King Richard III, was published by Pen Sword Fiction on May My new historical novel is Favoured Beyond Fortune, which tells the story of Alicia de Lacy a much maligned and forgotten countess whose reputation I am determined to rescue.

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    By Loyalty Bound PDF/EPUB ¾ By Loyalty PDF/EPUB or disgrace to the throne or exciting, romantic anti hero, unafraid of getting his hands dirty in the heat of battle The various contradictions that feed our understanding of the man are enacted here, focussing on a series of formative events in his early life that cast him in an interesting new lightWhenyear old Richard, Duke of Gloucester, defies his elder brother, Edward IV, and rides to Hornby Castle in the north of Lancashire to help James and Robert Harrington defend their birthright against Sir Thomas Stanley, he engenders a chain of events that will have repercussions for years to come His fight for justice for the Harringtons and his relationship with Anne Harrington, whose wardship has been given to Thomas Stanley, cause a rift between the two men that will never be healed, and which will lead to Richard being betrayed when he most needs Stanley s supportBy Loyalty Bound tells the story of defiant Anne Harrington, the woman who would later become mistress to the enigmatic Richard as a consequence of his involvement in the trials of her family With her father and grandfather killed fighting for the Yorkists at Wakefield in , Hornby Castle falls to her as an inheritance at the tender age of five years old When her ward ship is handed over to Thomas Stanley by the king himself, Anne s uncles and the influence they might otherwise have wielded are virtually cut off The story traces the Harringtons fight to keep possession of their ancestral home, the support given to them by Richard, Duke of Gloucester, and Richard s tumultuous and beguiling relationship with Anne as she is forced into a marriage arranged for her by her guardian, a man who has objectives beyond the determination to secure her future happiness With a close eye for detail, Ashworth creates an intricately nuanced landscape which serves as a remarkably effective and convincing backdrop Richard, Duke of Gloucester, a man often demonized in literary adaptations with his hunched back and questionable moral code, is revived to supreme effect The romance of the era is effectively relayed, communicating a real sense of drama borne out of political tensions heightened by the emotional complexities that characterized the ageThe AuthorElizabeth Ashworth has been a published author from an early age with an article in Diana magazine at the age of eleven years old, for which she was paid a pound Since then has had many articles and short stories published in magazines including Lancashire Magazine, The Lady, People s Friend, My Weekly, Fiction Feast and many othersInher first local interest book, Champion Lancastrians, was published by Sigma Press This was followed by Tales of Old Lancashire, from Countryside books inA fascination with one of the old stories she discovered whilst researching for this book inspired her to write her first historical novel, The de Lacy Inheritance, which was published inby Myrmidon booksAnother non fiction book looking at the burial sites of some notable and interesting characters, Lancashire Who Lies Beneath was published in Octoberand her second historical novel, An Honourable Estate, based on the Mab s Cross legend, was published in."/>
  • Hardcover
  • 204 pages
  • By Loyalty Bound
  • Elizabeth Ashworth
  • English
  • 10 January 2017
  • 1781593701

10 thoughts on “By Loyalty Bound

  1. says:

    Review for By Loyalty Bound By Elizabeth Ashworth.To clarify I was sent this book to review by Clay Press, but was not paid for the review.It is a fact of history that Richard III had two illegitimate children, recognized by him, but no one knows who their mother was This novel suggests an identity for the mother and tells her story The premise of the book was fascinating and Anne Harrington a heroine with whom I could sympathize, though there were some parts of the plot that I didn t fin Review for By Loyalty Bound By Elizabeth Ashworth.To clarify I was sent this book to review by Clay Press, but was not paid for the review.It is a fact of history that Richard III had two illegitimate children, recognized by him, but no one knows who their mother was This novel suggests an identity for the mother and tells her story The premise of the book was fascinating and Anne Harrington a heroine with whom I could sympathize, though there were some parts of the plot that I didn t find totally plausible More of that later As a convinced Ricardian the portrayal of Richard himself was crucial in influencing how I felt about this book Ashworth has been even handed, showing both a Richard who is capable of disposing of his enemies but also who is sensitive and capable of great affection Of course the issue of the princes in the tower comes up how could it not , but this book doesn t add to that debate, nor does it attempt to The focus is very firmly on Anne Harrington and the novel should be judged on that basis One of the strengths of this novel is the sense of time and place, conveyed both through descriptions of food, clothing, modes of travel etc, and the political manoeuvrings of the various factions There is a particularly clear depiction of the way marriage among the upper classes was regarded as a means to acquire land and money or to cement alliances between families Both men and women being expected to put the needs of their family before their private wishes.I don t want to give away key parts of the plot, however, at the outset of the novel Anne Harrington is portrayed as a pawn to be played to the advantage of whoever has charge of her, and while I found it easy to believe the actions of the Stanleys, I found it much harder to accept her uncle s attempt to use her I also found her own actions when Richard first comes to Hornby less than convincing, particularly her radical change of mind regarding whether or not to give herself to Richard and the speed with which it occurs.I have already mentioned description, which in my opinion is one of the finest aspects of this book, phrases such as hanging drizzle and a log sighed and settled in the hearth are good examples of the evocative quality of the writing.However, whether it is because of my background in teaching English, or my own experience as a writer, I am a critical reader and for me this book does have some weaknesses, both in plot terms and in writing style As far as plot is concerned, while Richard talks of his marriage to Anne Neville as making no difference to his relationship with Anne Harrington, he does not attempt to continue that relationship thereafter, only taking it up again after Anne Neville s death And there are hints that Richard s marriage is far from unhappy and that he had a close friendship with Anne Neville as a child, while Anne Harrington herself talks of knowing that his wife is never far from Richard s thought To me there seems something of an inconsistency in all of that In terms of style, one issue for me was the stilted nature of some of the dialogue, which I didn t feel could be explained simply as aformal style I also sometimes found the word choice clumsy, for example lips fumbling , or unnecessary eg when Anne is thinking about what it might be like to be married she adds to a man surely redundant And one other,minor issue there were occasions when the time shifts were rather abrupt from one season to the next within the same page Overall, however this was an easy read and an enjoyable one And I will certainly read another by Elizabeth Ashworth

  2. says:

    I knew nothing about the alleged mistress of Richard II, as all the stories I have read speaks of a devotion to his wife, Anne Neville, daughter of the Kingmaker However Ms Ashworth makes a very convincing case for Anne Harrington being the royal lover, an heiress at the mercy of a guardian of the Stanleys.This complicated era of history is handled extremely well Edward IV did not have an easy rule and no one was certain of which side to join, and many changed loyalties according to who was in I knew nothing about the alleged mistress of Richard II, as all the stories I have read speaks of a devotion to his wife, Anne Neville, daughter of the Kingmaker However Ms Ashworth makes a very convincing case for Anne Harrington being the royal lover, an heiress at the mercy of a guardian of the Stanleys.This complicated era of history is handled extremely well Edward IV did not have an easy rule and no one was certain of which side to join, and many changed loyalties according to who was in the ascendant and whose army was biggest By the end I was confused as to who actually was the rightful king, so even with hindsight, had I lived in the 15th Century I would have made the wrong decision Villains abound in all guises and Anne has to tread a careful path with her in laws who regard her as having brought disgrace on them by being Richard of Gloucester s mistress hypocritical in the extreme as they forced her to marry their son so they could grab her estate Despite its difficult beginning in that she was presented to him as a bribe by her family girls had a rotten time in the 15th century Anne s devotion to Richard of Gloucester is touching, so much so, she refuses to consummate her marriage to Edward Stanley though fortunately he does not press the issue and takes a mistress of his own In an age where bearing heirs is vital, I wondered at her father in law s silence on the fact she had produced two healthy children for Richard but none for her own husband, but he remains enigmatically silent.Margaret Beaufort joins the Stanley family, making the entire crew evensinister, and Anne has to watch her back for stray daggers, at times relying only on her aloof serenity to keep her safe For those who are interested in the late Plantagenet kings and the lead up to Bosworth Field, this is a thoroughly enjoyable read

  3. says:

    Ok, I have read dozens of Wars of the Roses themed books these last few years, some brilliant, some quite good, some ok I am the wrong age for this book, I think if I d been a teenager or about 20, I might have loved it However, having read a lot of fiction of this topic, this book was one of the oh ok well not exactly a waste of time but still type of books.

  4. says:

    Far from ruthless, Richard III, the most loyal and valiant man to ever rule England He was brought to life in this medieval love story This book demonstrates the greatness of not only a true King, but of the kind, loving, and brave man Richard was during his entire lifetime An excellent read Love King Richard III

  5. says:

    interesting read written a little simply no way of knowing if any of it is true so a little disappointing on that front.

  6. says:

    A fantastic easy read Fact meets fiction but this is no less a book because of that.

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