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Helpful votes received on reviews: 79% (147 of 186)
Location: England


Top Reviewer Ranking: 526,292 - Total Helpful Votes: 147 of 186
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I was sceptical about how good this item could be as it seemed so cheap. But to be honest it is excellent, fantastic value for money. My young daughter absolutely loved it. When I ordered originally the item must have been lost in transit as not received so I contacted the seller who responded immediately and sent a replacement which arrived very quickly.
The Gothic King - a Biography of Henry III by John Paul Davis
I am relativley new to the field of mediaeval history having only read some of Ian Mortimer's excellent works (A Perfect King et al). It's amazing that Henry III's reign is so little known considering his longevity as monarch and the turbulent times he ruled. This book seems well researched and pretty detailed. It's not as easy to read as Mortimer's work, the narrative style is not quite as engaging. I do think it could do with a bit more analysis of the facts rather than just straight reporting of them and some maps and family trees would not go astray. Another minor criticism is the author's habit for changing the way he refers to prominent characters, this did confuse me a bit and had me… Read more
The Perfect King: The Life of Edward III, Father o&hellip by Ian Mortimer
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I do not know why Edward III is one of our lesser known kings. I knew very little about him at all and only bought this book based on the Amazon ratings. I was looking for a good history book to read and I am so glad that I did. It is great book to read, really well written, not dry and academic. I found it very hard to put down.

There is a lot in here. The intrigues with his mother, Mortimer and Edward II, the jousting and extravagances, war with France, political machinations all appear in here. The war with France is particularly gripping, especially as Edward was something of a warrior himself but the exploits by his right hand men are also fascinating.

Is he… Read more

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