This is historical biography as it should be written - comprehensively researched, insightful and, above all, compellingly readable. Linda Porter is one of our foremost historians, and she also knows how to tell a rattlingly good story. In this vivid saga she brilliantly weaves together the lives of the often-unfortunate children of Charles I, showing how tragically the English Civil War impacted on them. Who says the Stuarts aren't as fascinating as the Tudors? Read this book and you'll find that they most certainly are. Highly recommemded.