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Lady of the Sun: The Life and Times of Alice Perrers

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Alice Perrers was the controversial mistress of Edward III of England in the 14th century.
Hardcover, 204 pages
Published 1966 by Barnes and Noble, Inc.
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Karen Brooks
Nov 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
This was a fascinating book about a sometimes elusive historical figure – the much maligned mistress of Edward III, Alice Perrers. Perrers has been (mis)represented by history as a lower class, avaricious, grasping woman who had Edward III firmly wrapped in her serpentine coils, rising to impossible heights before falling in disgrace, stripped of her property, lands and dignity by powerful men who deeply resented the power she wielded and what she came to represent – a corrupt court. Yet, this a ...more
Autumn
Aug 03, 2009 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Sonya
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This is a scholarly work but certainly not dry. With little evidence of Alice Perrers the author does focus heavily on "the times". I liked how he wove it all in seamlessly.
Rebecca Cresswell
Jan 30, 2015 rated it really liked it
Some of the facts are a little off, but it was written in 1966!
Enjoyed it though :)
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