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When Hans Holbein returns to London in search of royal patronage a secret from his past will define his future in a new, terrifying way.

The story that he knows did not end at Bosworth. In the aftermath, Henry Tudor must try to secure his dynasty against unending, unseen threats. From the ashes of all that they knew, those who cannot accept King Henry’s rule must find a p
Kindle Edition, 285 pages
Published December 10th 2013 (first published December 9th 2013)
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The Tudor dynasty begins in this second novel by author Matthew Lewis. Beginning where Loyalty left off, the reader is immediately engaged in post Bosworth drama. Following Richard III's best friend, Francis Lovell, the author pieces together a unique and detailed account of the mysteries surrounding the sons of York.

This is one of the best novels that I have read covering the years following the tragic end of the Plantagenet dynasty at Bosworth Field in 1485. Viscount Lovell is plagued by guilt

This story gets... weird.

Points for creativity, but it does get quite convoluted.

One half of the book is the death throes of the War of the Roses, with an elaborate shell game in place to hide what happens to all the young princes that history declared dead, getting harder and harder to track.

And the other half is Holbein getting sucked into Tudor politics, as much as he keeps trying to call in sick, so to speak, leading up to the unveiling of one of his more famous paintings with an explicatio
Kristine Hicken
Jan 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
If you have any interest in the late 15th century, the Wars of the Roses, the aftermath of Bosworth and the early Tudors, you will probably enjoy this novel. It is a work of fiction, but Matthew Lewis has done his research and reached some very interesting conclusions regarding many of the mysteries surrounding this time period. His use of Hans Holbein in the court of Henry VIII as our story teller is a superb piece of writing. I enjoyed both his 2nd book and his first book Loyalty.
Jane Barry
Aug 16, 2015 rated it liked it
Interesting, but could be better

Lewis's first book was much better than this sequel, but HONOUR raises many intriguing theories. Worth reading, learning, & researching .
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Thank you Matthew Lewis for showing another side to Richard III.
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Matthew Lewis was born and grew up in the West Midlands. Having obtained a law degree, he currently lives in the beautiful Shropshire countryside with his wife and children. History and writing have always been a passion of Matthew's, with particular interest in the Wars of the Roses period. His first novel, Loyalty, was born of the joining of those passions. ...more

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