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With the scant remains of Richard III lifted recently from such humble soil, Elizabeth Ashworth presents us here with the results of her own excavation. Perhaps no other ruler has engendered such a spirit of ambivalence in the British public - murderer or maverick, disfigured disgrace to the throne or exciting, romantic anti-hero, unafraid of getting his hands dirty in the ...more
Hardcover, 204 pages
Published June 30th 2013 by Pen & Sword Books
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Margaret Skea
Oct 11, 2013 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: HF readers who want an easy and enjoyable read
Recommended to Margaret by: It was sent to me by th epublisher in return for an honest review.
Review for By Loyalty Bound By Elizabeth Ashworth.

To clarify. I was sent this book to review by Claymore Press, but was not paid for the review.

It is a fact of history that Richard III had two illegitimate children, recognized by him, but no-one knows who their mother was. This novel suggests an identity for the mother and tells her story. The premise of the book was fascinating and Anne Harrington a heroine with whom I could sympathize, though there were some parts of the plot that I didn’t
Aug 15, 2013 rated it really liked it
I knew nothing about the alleged mistress of Richard II, as all the stories I have read speaks of a devotion to his wife, Anne Neville, daughter of the Kingmaker. However Ms Ashworth makes a very convincing case for Anne Harrington being the royal lover, an heiress at the mercy of a guardian of the Stanleys.
This complicated era of history is handled extremely well. Edward IV did not have an easy rule and no one was certain of which side to join, and many changed loyalties according to who was in
Apr 26, 2017 rated it it was ok
Ok, I have read dozens of Wars of the Roses themed books these last few years, some brilliant, some quite good, some ok. I am the wrong age for this book, I think - if I'd been a teenager or about 20, I might have loved it. However, having read a lot of fiction of this topic, this book was one of the oh-ok-well-not-exactly-a-waste-of-time-but-still... type of books.
Reena Taylor
Mar 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Far from ruthless, Richard III, the most loyal and valiant man to ever rule England. He was brought to life in this medieval love story. This book demonstrates the greatness of not only a true King, but of the kind, loving, and brave man Richard was during his entire lifetime.

An excellent read. Love King Richard III
Sarah Morgan
Dec 29, 2013 rated it it was ok
interesting read. written a little simply. no way of knowing if any of it is true so a little disappointing on that front.
Donna Hamer
Jan 11, 2014 rated it really liked it
A fantastic easy read. Fact meets fiction but this is no less a book because of that.
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Sinopsis en Español // Synopsis in Spanish 1 2 Mar 09, 2015 09:26AM  
Since selling my first article at the age of eleven and my first story not long afterwards I've been published in a wide range of newspapers and magazines.

In 2006 the first of my non-fiction books, Champion Lancastrians, was published and since then Countryside Books have published Tales of Old Lancashire and Lancashire:Who Lies Beneath.

In June 2010 my first novel, The de Lacy Inheritance, was