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The Stolen Crown by Susan Higginbotham
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Feb 06, 2011

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Read from January 25 to February 06, 2011

I liked this book for its story and main characters. It was a good way to learn general history around the War of the Roses and the story of the little princes in the tower. Plus, as a fan of the Tudors, this was helpful to see how Henry's father came into power and why he woud be worried about Buckingham's claim to the throne.

I kept getting lost with the mention of dukes and duchesses that I thought were just superfluous. I had to keep refering to the very handy character listing in the front that was broken down by family affiliation. And not the authors fault, but so many characters have the same name, because everyone honored royalty by naming children after them, sometimes I got confused over who was who and which Richard/Edward/Elizabeth etc, was refered to.

In the end, the last 150 pages flew as I wanted to see what was happening next!
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