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on 10 April 2013
This book has a good idea for the plot,and the writer has obviously done a great deal of research.
However the poor grammar and anachronisms are annoying.There were no pews in churches in hte middle ages, and people did not use a mixture of modern slang in their speech! One for poeple who don't mind glaring mistakes.But a good try, and an ingenious plot.
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on 20 May 2013
After the remains of King Richard lll were found in a Leicester car park last year, I thought there would be a few new books about his life and this is one of them. However, this book gives quite a different slant to his life and times and made me re-evaluate my opinion of him. The story is told from a novel angle and held my interest to the end. We will never know the truth but, as history is always written by the winners, it is about time King Richard's side of the story was aired. A good read for anyone interested in the history of that time.
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on 26 November 2013
My perception of Richard 111 had always gone along with the old school teaching of an overly ambitious and cruel king. What a difference a book makes! I now have a better understanding of why Richard was so highly thought of in the North and how the desperate needs of the aristocracy to retain their feudal powerbase has misinformed generations of school children. This was a fascinating and well written book, although I completely lost the sense of why More and Holbein were there I wonder if there is a further book to come. After reading this book I would be completely on the side of those who want Richard's remains to be returned to York. Look forward to reading more from this author.
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VINE VOICEon 11 August 2013
This is a good read, on a much written about subject beloved by many novelists. This is Thomas Moore talking to the great artist of his day about Richard 111, and the lies about him concocted by Henry V11.
It is a bit bitty here and there, but then the author is no Sharon Penman, whose Sunne in Splendour is the finest of the Richard novels to my way of thinking. Still this is a good read so I can quite honestly recommend it for your Kindle.
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on 24 March 2014
To be honest, I was first attracted to this book by its price! I had just finished one of the greatest historical novels ever written - Sharon Penman's 'The Sunne in Splendour' - which wasn't really fair on poor old Matthew Lewis! I was prepared to be disappointed by 'Loyalty' but got a pleasant surprise - an entertaining and atmospheric book with an interesting, different but plausible conclusion. I've now purchased Matthew's follow-up, 'Honour' and look forward to another good read.
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on 31 December 2013
It's enjoyable to read and it's told from a fictional account of Sir Thomas More while he sat having his portrait done by Hans Holbein. It seems plausible that Sir Thomas may have written one version of Tudor propaganda for Henry VIII's ears while telling Hans Holbein the truth which he was to take with him which would have shaken the Tudor throne.

The book is well written and plausible.
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on 1 January 2014
a well written book which deals well with several theories of the reign of Richard III through the use of supposed dialogue with known personalities. The authors notes at the end deal with some of the actual accusations in a more factual manner as well as dealing with the artifice of the plot line. For Ricardians (those sympathetic to Richard III's innocence of many of the accusations) this would be an enjoyable read, much along The Daughter Of Time.
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on 23 September 2013
This was most enjoyable and showed King Richard III in a very sympathetic light and throwing doubt on him harming the Princes in the Tower. No-one will ever know for sure but Richard sure had some bad press ! This was a fascinating time of history especially as Richard III's remains were so recently discovered. If only bones could talk !
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on 27 May 2013
An easy to read novelistic style biography. Richard is a courageous and honourable Prince. The theory that he did not kill the Princes in the Tower is convincing. Less convincing is the end of the Battle of Bosworth. Other authors are more convincing with regard to the roles the Stanleys and Percys played at that point. Very novel is the theory about the youngest of the assumed murdered Princes' end!
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on 19 June 2013
Well researched story of Richard 3rd. The intrigue surrounding the wars between the Houses of York and Lancaster,
and the emergence of the Tudor Dynasty who had little claim to the Throne of England, is made more accessible by
the authors' imagining. of the personalities and events involved..Read it, and see what you think!
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