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Friday, December 3, 2010

The Friday 56: To Hold The Crown

Freda over @ Freda's Voice has taken over the hosting of this fun weekly meme. All you have to do is:

* Grab a book, closest.
* Turn to page 56, find the fifth sentence.
* Post that sentence (plus one or two others if you like) along with these instructions on your blog or (if you do not have your own blog) in the comments section of the blog.

*Post a link along with your post back to Tonya's blog
*Don't dig for your favorite book, the coolest or most intellectual. Use the CLOSEST!

To Hold the Crown: The Story of King Henry VII and Elizabeth of York (A Novel of the Tudors)No king should inherit statesmen for they would most certainly compare the present master with the previous one and as the departed always gained stature such comparisons put the living at a disadvantage.
Henry's early life had made him suspicious and cautious and acceding to the throne had not lessened these traits in his character.


Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Those are some very wise words! Thanks for sharing....

Here's mine:

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fredamans said...

I agree with Laurel. This teaser rings all too true. What if the next-in-line is not as evil or set in his ways. He shouldn't have to pay the sins of his predecessor.

Great 56!
Thanks for participating!

Sherrie said...

Great sentence. And oh so true. I'll be adding this one to my TBR list. Have a great day!

Just Books

Anonymous said...

"To Hold The Crown" - I'll have to head to the bookstore ;). Great sentence! I'm glad I joined this meme, too!