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A Middle Age family feud at its best.
on 5 July 1997
If you are interested in learning about the realities of the French court in the Middle Ages, this book is for you. Haasse does an excellent job at writing about life in the Middle Ages. It is obvious that the research involved great detail. Your lesson about the Middle Ages involves its key players. Just a few of the chacters include the French king Charles VI, the Duke of Orleans and the Duke of Burgundy, as well as members of their families. If that is not enough for you, there is also the English kings Richard II, Henry IV and Henry V. Most histories are very dry reading, that is why this work of historical fiction is so important to read. You learn about the Middle Ages in the most fascinating way while reading the words from Haasse's hand.