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The Stolen Crown by Susan Higginbotham
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May 08, 2012

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Engaging and a bit confusing, unless you already know the story...

This is the story of Edward IV and Elizabeth Woodville, and Richard III, and the "Princes in the Tower", all told through two first-person perspectives: that of Kate Woodville (Elizabeth's youngest sister) and her husband, the Duke of Buckingham.

I've read about this time period and these characters before, so I had some decent background knowledge to help me keep all of them straight. Still, some of it confused me.

I did enjoy the perspectives of these peripheral courtiers that Susan Higginbotham presented. I love reading about the same people from different authors. This had none of the magic of Philippa Gregory's The White Queen, and does not make Richard III a hero as Vanora Bennett does in Figures in Silk. I think I need to read Sharon Kay Penman's The Sunne in Splendour to complete my War of the Roses education.

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