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A student's perspective,
This review is from: Blood and Roses. The Paston Family in the Fifteenth Century. (Hardcover)
I am currently in Year 12 and studying the Wars of the Roses, and came across this book when searching for some interesting background reading. But it is so much more than a regular history book - whilst illustrating how the wars affected lesser figures such as the Pastons, it also provides a gripping family saga worthy of any historical fiction. The conviction that it all really happened makes it, to me, all the more fascinating. I admit to getting slightly bogged down in some of the details of the legal disputes, but I persisted and it was worth it. If anything the events grow more exciting as the book progresses, just like a well-written novel. In short I would recommend this book to anyone, historian or not.