You sometimes think that being a queen was the best option in the 16th century, but after learnig about the lifes of these two queens, you can be sure that their lifes were as unhappy as anyone struggling for survival
It's very well documented, and reveals facts that have been misbelieved for so long, such as the madness of Juana I de Castilla
Very nice pronunciation, easy to understand for a non-native. Well performanced
The realization that a magnificent woman such as Juana I was incarcerated so unfairly.
The story of the lives of these two sisters can be appreciated even by those who are not overly fond of history. This book recounts the private lives of the sisters and only addresses the political details, "the boring bits"as I tend to call them, for much needed context. It is very much focused on their own personal lives, their actions and speculates tantalizingly on their feelings as joy and tragedy touched them.
This was an interesting and informative account of the Queens. Its a great beginning book to what could be a great saga
Did not care for the narrators voice
Followup would be delightful.
What a captivating audiobook. I have always admired Katherine of Aragon, but I never became interested in Spanish royalty until I read (listened) this novel. It is amazing to me that two young, educated queens could be so betrayed and taken advantage of by then men in their lives with a strong mother like Isabella of Castille. But the book thoroughly fleshes out the issues with their lives and attempts to give them a voice from the grave.
This book presented a different perspective on Juana, and offered new information. Would recommend to any history buffs.