My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Another griping read and the battle of Towton was awesome. Edward IV is a great character in this book and Iggulden has a plausible tale for the two kings, Henry VI and Edward clashing. I hadn't realised that both kings were on the throne at the same time and that London had bared its gates against Henry VI. At a time when traitors were hung drawn and quartered this was an incredibly brave thing to do. Iggulden brings history alive. Gone is the dryness of history as taught in school, but with intrigue and murder as a backdrop, his tales are marvelous and vibrant. This period of history is the original Game of Thrones.
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