Sergio Costa Maureen, I checked the history books and the author is completely correct. How did you come by the notion that she is describing Richard and Anne? This book appears to be very carefully researched. I want to echo the author's comments about disparaging the author's high quality work without any grounds whatsoever. It would be appropriate and the least that you could do to retract the comment particularly given Goodreads reputation as a thoughtful, supportive and positive environment for readers of all stripes and colors.