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The Stolen Crown by Susan Higginbotham
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Jun 12, 2012

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Read from June 12 to 16, 2012

This is a historical novel in the best sense: it's filled with people who lived and contributed to the turns of events, and the author fills in the blanks with an enticing story about how it may have all come about. The Wars of the Roses were a confusing and difficult time, and a casual reader may not pick up on the nuances of character, or even keep them all straight: everyone was named after someone else, so the narrative is full of Richards, Elizabeths, Johns, and so forth -- one must stay on one's literary toes to sort everyone out, as one living in that time surely had to as well. This book is well-written, historically true, and not the least bit light. Read it if you like English history, tales of medieval court, and good characterization.

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