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The acceptable face of Edward IV,
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I was not a big fan of Edward IV until I read this book and now, I may need to readjust my opinion.
David Santiuste builds up a picture of a man of his time, reacting and making the best of what fortune throws at him.
I have read lots of books about this period and conducted my own research but I actually learned several new facts by reading this book. It is not just limited to Edward IV, it gives a good insight into Warwick too. I especially liked the way the author had treated Somerset and now I feel I understand this character a lot better than I had previously. This is a scholastic piece of work and the author is methodical, quoting his source material. Whilst it is a factual piece of work, it is not at all dry and I found it to be a thoroughly pleasurable read.