Crown of Aloes

Crown of Aloes

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A novel of Isabella of Spain. She was a great woman, a great Queen, and now that Norah Lofts has written her life story she becomes a great heroine of fiction too. Crown of Aloes is presented as a personal chronicle. Within the framework of known fact and detail drawn from hitherto unexploited contemporary Spanish sources, a novelist's imagination and understanding have provided motives, thoughts, and private conversations, helping to build up the fascinating character Isabella must have been. Her fortunes were varied indeed: she knew acute poverty, faced anxiety and danger with high courage, gave much, suffered much, lived to the full. At the end she was mainly aware of her failures. It was left to others to realise how spectacular her successes had been.show more

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  • Electronic book text | 336 pages
  • The History Press Ltd
  • Stroud, United Kingdom
  • 0752464949
  • 9780752464947