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Ruled Britannia The master of alternate history who envisioned a Confederate victory in The Guns of the South and an American revolution that never happened in The Two Georges, New York Times bestselling author Harry Turtledove unveils another brilliant foray into what might have been The year is 1597 For nearly a decade, the island of Britain has been under the rule of King Philip in the name of Spain The citizenry live under an enforced curfew and in fear of the Inquisition s agents, who put heretics to the torch in public displays And with Queen Elizabeth imprisoned in the Tower of London, the British have no symbol to unite them against the enemy who occupies their land William Shakespeare has no interest in politics His passion is writing for the theatre, where his words bring laughter and tears to a populace afraid to speak out against the tyranny of the Spanish crown But now Shakespeare is given an opportunity to pen his greatest work a drama that will incite the people of Britain to rise against their persecutors and change the course of history.. New Download Ruled Britannia [ Author ] Harry Turtledove [ Kindle ePUB or eBook ] – anguillais.us

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  • 464 pages
  • Ruled Britannia
  • Harry Turtledove
  • 15 January 2017
  • 078653883X

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  1. says:

    I m not a big reader of alternate histories, but they can be very entertaining That being said, I will never understand why they are filed under science fiction There is no science behind the conceit It is just a what if novel.There, I ve had my piece This was an excellent historical fiction I especially liked the look at both sides, the Spanish and the English points of view The philandering Spaniard who wanted to be a poet and playwright, rather than a soldier was a particularly appeal I m not a big reader of alternate histories, but they can be very entertaining That being said, I will never understand why they are filed under science fiction There is no science behind the conceit It is just a what if novel.There, I ve had my piece This was an excellent historical fiction I especially liked the look at both sides, the Spanish and the English points of view The philandering Spaniard who wanted to ...


  2. says:

    The central conceit is brilliant and I can t fault the scholarship or the choice of protagonists but the prose is turgid and overwritten The Guns of the South proves that Turtledove can write a fast paced novel while retaining the fruits of his research so I guess what he needs to...


  3. says:

    For those who have ever thought about reading at least one alternate history novel, Harry Turtledove s Ruled Britannia is the one you should try The premise of the novel is the successful invasion of England via the famed Spanish Armada by the Duke of Parma s army that places Queen Elizabeth in captive within the Tower of London a...


  4. says:

    I ve read and re read this one and I m re reading yet again To be honest, many of Harry Turtledove s alternative universe books confuse me, with the multiple viewpoints this is one of a number that only have two viewpoints In this case, the viewpoints are those of William Shakespeare, living in an England occupied by the Spanish when the Armada succeeded, and Lope de Vega, a playwright who was Spain s answer to Shakespeare, who, in this novel, is one of the occupying soldiers Shakespeare has I ve read and re read this one and I m re reading yet again To be honest, many of Harry Turtledove s alternative universe books confuse me, with the multiple viewpoints this is one of a number that only have two viewpoints In this case, the viewpoints are those of William Shakespeare, living in an England occupied by the Spanish when the Armada succeeded, and Lope de Vega, a playwright who was Spain s answer to Shakespeare, who, in this novel, is one of the occupying soldiers Shakespeare has been commissioned...


  5. says:

    Warning If you read GUNS OF THE SOUTH by Harry Turtledove and thought it was a classicdon t imagine this book is going to be the same kind of story.I have to admit that the premise was intriguing What if Spain had conquered in England in 1588 And what if William Shakespeare had become a shadowy fighter in the underground, trying to drive out the Spanish by writing fiery patriotic plays in secret Unfortunately, there is almost NO military action in this book until fifty pages before the Warning If you read GUNS OF THE SOUTH by Harry Turtledove and thought it was a classicdon t imagine this book is going to be the same kind of story.I have to admit that the premise was intriguing What if Spain had conquered in England in 1588 And what if William Shakespeare had become a shadowy fighter in the underground, trying to drive out the Spanish by writing fiery patriotic plays in secret Unfortunately, there is almost NO military action in this book until fifty pages before the end And there are hundreds and hundreds of pages of theater gossip, Shakespeare quotes, dirty jokes, and Shakespeare going on and on and on and on about how scared he is of being caught by the Spanish The main Spanish character is Lope De Vega, another real life playwright But in this book he s really annoying, he just lusts after women, one after another, and gets in boring sword fights which he wins by fightin...


  6. says:

    One thing I ve noticed about Harry Turtledove is that his mind blowingly brilliant ideas and concepts are often let down by clunky delivery and wooden dialogue Not so in this case However, my one real gripe does concern Turtledove s attempt to weave Shakespearean style language into the book The problem here is that he isn t always consistent and that jars somewhat With that proviso, this is an exciting and absorbing story and one full of indications that Turtledove has done his background r One thing I ve noticed about Harry Turtledove is that his mind blowingly brilliant ideas and concepts are often let down by clunky delivery and wooden dialogue Not so in this case However, my one real gripe does concern Turtledove s attempt to weave Shakespearean style language into the book The problem here is that he isn t always consistent and that jars somewhat With that proviso, this is an exciting and absorbing story and one full of indications that Turtledove has done his background research on Elizabethan England in general and the atmosphere of late sixteenth century London in particular.The ...


  7. says:

    First sentence Two Spanish soldiers swaggered up Tower Street toward William Shakespeare Their boots squelched in the mud One wore a rusty corselet with his high crowned morion, the other a similar helmet with a jacket of quilted cotton Rapiers swung at their hips Premise plot What if the English navy had not defeated the Spanish Armada in 1588 What if instead of Queen Elizabeth reigning in the year 1597 she was instead locked away in the Tower Turtledove gives us alternate history in hi First sentence Two Spanish soldiers swaggered up Tower Street toward William Shakespeare Their boots squelched in the mud One wore a rusty corselet with his high crowned morion, the other a similar helmet with a jacket of quilted cotton Rapiers swung at their hips Premise plot What if the English navy had not defeated the Spanish Armada in 1588 What if instead of Queen Elizabeth reigning in the year 1597 she was instead locked away in the Tower Turtledove gives us alternate history in his novel Ruled Britannia It is told primarily from two perspectives William Shakespeare and Lope de Vega Shakespeare has a choice to make Should...


  8. says:

    Story 10 could perhaps use some pruning but enormously fun Characters 10 a charming cast of honest men and reprobates Accuracy 9 I mean, it didn t happen, but the period details are solid and the changes plausible Does the idea of seeing William Shakespeare as a rebel agent appeal to you If so, this is the book for you an alternate history novel set in a world where the Spanish Armada was a success and Spain has occupied England for a decade Shakespeare s ...


  9. says:

    I was excited when I discovered this book at a library sale Alternative history is a favorite genre of mine, and this fat, juicy looking novel featured a promising premise What if instead of England defeating the Spanish Armada, Spain was victorious Mr Turtledove sets his story in London nine years after Spanish soldiers have occupied Britain Elizabeth I has been imprisoned in the Tower of London Isabella, daughter of Philip the II of Spain, rules the country in her stead Agents of the In I was excited when I discovered this book at a librar...


  10. says:

    Guns of the South by Harry Turtledove I m a great fan of Turtledove s works of alternative history but I m usually sceptical about his fantasy and sci fi outpourings Nonetheless, the man is the recognized king of alternate history and this is where his acknowledged strength lies Therefore, I was a little confused andthan a little apprehensive as Guns of the South is part alternate history, part sci fi and part fantasy I normally distrust cross genre books because authors have a tend Guns of the South by Harry Turtledove I m a great fan of Turtledove s works of alternative history but I m usually sceptical about his fantasy and sci fi outpourings Nonetheless, the man is the recognized king of alternate history and this is where his acknowledged strength lies Therefore, I was a little confused andthan a little apprehensive as Guns of the South is part alternate history, part sci fi and part fantasy I normally distrust cross genre books because authors have a tendency to cock up one of rulebooks However, I was in for a pleasant surprise and once again Turtledove knocked my socks off with an innovative and imaginative storyline The Guns of the South examines the issues and personalities surrounding the American Civil War through the perspective of a Confederate States that successfully wins its bid for independence due to interference from mid 21st century time travelling white supremacis...

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