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5.0 out of 5 stars At Last, 4 Mar 2013
This review is from: When Christ And His Saints Slept (Henry II & Eleanor of Aquitaine Book 1) (Kindle Edition)
I have all Sharon Penman's novels in paper form. To be able to put another on my kindle is a big plus. There are no more stimulating novels in existence and to be able to carry them when I go abroad with only the weight of my kindle is brilliant. This novel vividly brings to life a period of English history from the reign of Henry I, covering the civil war between Henry's daughter, Mathilda, and her cousin Stephen who usurped her throne, to the commencement of the reign of Henry II, Mathilda's son, the first Plantagenet king. The accuracy of the narrative, thanks to Sharon's brilliant research, is exceptional, and a pleasure for the discerning history buff. At last Sharon's books are coming to the UK in kindle, and I thank the publishers for this.
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Initial post: 19 Jan 2014 18:26:52 GMT
S. Crispin says:
I am new to Sharon Penman and now look forward to reading Sunn in Spleandour. Are you familiar with Dorothy Dunnett novels - Lymond Chronicles and The House of Niccolo? If not given them a try - in the correct order. Lymond series before Niccolo.

In reply to an earlier post on 19 Jan 2014 18:44:24 GMT
Thanks for the suggestions. I will investigate these, although I admit to being more interested in history prior to 1485 and not a Tudor period fan, and not being keen on European history after being forced to study it for A level many years ago. My period of historical interest tends to be from the Stephen and Mathilda conflict to Bosworth.

In reply to an earlier post on 1 Feb 2014 10:34:36 GMT
S. Crispin says:
That's fair enough and I agree your choice of history. The Dunnett books 'Niccolo' 15th century and 'Lymond' 16th century although written in reverse order, are set with the renaissance period in mind so probably not ideal for your preferred choice of period. Pleased to see Richard III is gaining a following. There is a small light weight book that provides much interesting info on why Bosworth was so tragically the end of possibly the best Plantagenet that might have been. It's called "The Daughter of Time" by Josephine Tey. Recommended to me. Thomas B. Costain towards the end of his fourth of four books on the Plantagenet's, also gave reasons for Richard III's innocence.
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