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Wayne Pounds <[log in to unmask]>
Fri, 15 May 2009 11:19:30 +0900
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Thanks, Stephen. Fordie--that has to be right.


---- Original message ----
>Date: Wed, 13 May 2009 22:24:48 -0400
>From: Stephen Adams <[log in to unmask]>  
>Subject: Re: "as the Howard or Boleyn knows"  
>To: [log in to unmask]
> From amazon.com, on Ford Madox Ford's Fifth Queen:
>Now back in print, Ford's highly acclaimed portrait of Henry VIII's 
>controversial fifth Queen
>This masterful performance of historical fiction centers on Katharine 
>Howard--clever, beautiful, and outspoken--who catches the jaded eye of 
>Henry VIII and becomes his fifth Queen. Corruption and fear pervade the 
>King's court, and the dimly lit corridors vibrate with the intrigues of 
>unscrupulous courtiers hungry for power. Soon Katharine is locked in a 
>vicious battle with Thomas Cromwell, the Lord Privy Seal, as she fights 
>for political and religious change.
>Ford saw the past as an integral part of the present experience and 
>understanding, and his sharply etched vision of the court of Henry 
>VIII--first published in 1908--echoes aspects of Edwardian England as it 
>explores the pervading influence of power, lies, fear, and anxiety on 
>people's lives.
>Stephen Adams
>Carrol Cox wrote:
>>Miss Tudor moved them with galleons (from memory - in Thrones I think)
>>So she is one of the heroines of the Cantos.
>>She was the daughter of Anne Boleyn.
>>Whether this is relevant or not I do not know.
>>Those quatrains have always been for me among the greater puzzles of the
>>Pisan Cantos.
>Stephen Adams
>Department of English
>University of Western Ontario
>"Of making many books there is no end." 
>	.Ecclesiastes 12:12