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A Corruptible Crown by Gillian Bradshaw
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Jul 01, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: historical-fiction
Read in October, 2011

A Corruptible Crown is Bradshaw's sequel to London in Chains. It is the first time I have seen her write a sequel to her historical fiction and it continues to be an interesting story. However, she doesn't give concessions to any readers picking up in the middle of the series, so you might be lost if you don't read London in Chains first.

In A Corruptible Crown, Bradshaw's characters are caught in the middle of England's Civil War between Parliament and the crown. The amazing thing about Bradshaw's writing is she makes the complicated politics between Cromwell, Parliament, and King Charles interesting and almost understandable. She points out in her afterword that her telling favors the Leveller faction which, as a lover of democracy, I can naturally support. The action level in this series isn't high, but it is an interesting insight into British history with the usual lovable characters.
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