#readingtheMorlands they're Richardians! I should have known, but what a disappointment.When I say "I should have known" - they're in York. Quite apart from the fact that Eleanor is in love with the 3rd Duke,, *and* that I know it's decidedly unfashionable to not be a Richardian in historical novel circles (in case I need to say it again, I consider myself a Richard-cynic, and although I have read Josephine Tey's The Daughter of Time I found it utterly infuriating. I'm not an anti-Richardian, but I'm definitely not a Richardian.)
— Heidi Stabb (@heidi_reads) August 31, 2014
And so having the Moreland's so completely pro-Richardian has put a bit of a spanner in the works of my reading. (Picking up The Princeling and discovering they're Catholics in the reign of Elizabeth I hasn't helped either. Every time I read such things I tend to rediscover just how Protestant I am - which is a reminder that I really should re-post my review of Gregory's The Queen's Fool.)
Anyway. I was really quite saddened by the death of Isabella, and am quietly pondering what her death says about Harrod-Eagles' approach to things: I will be keeping it in mind as I read further. Her presentation of Jocosa is similarly thought-provoking, bound up as it is in her presentation of Edward IV's army vs Richard's, and where she's going with that. Dickon is fascinating, but I don't think that H-E will spend nearly as much time on his motivations as I would like her to.
I found myself skimming last night rather than actually reading: the Richardian proselytising just got a little much. But I am trying to actually read it properly - truly I am. I've got the second book The Dark Rose out of the library in anticipation of finishing this one, so I certainly hope that by next Monday I've moved on to that one from this.