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4.0 out of 5 starsWell Researched and written. Somewhat biased.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 6 September 2016
Enjoyed this book. Very well researched. Incredible amount of detailed information. However, rather biased regarding certain matters. I think most historians would not agree with her that Edward II was not murdered. Her belief that a servant's body was substituted and then, years later after the natural death of Edward II abroad, the bodies were swopped again seems very far fetched. It must be an error (page 56 of paperback) that the Queen spent on a short trip to Becket's shrine "an astronomical £140,000" - according to [...], that would be over £82 million in today's money. A TV series "Secrets of Underground Britain" shown recently also cast doubt on the true location of "Mortimer's Hole" , Nottingham Castle where Mortimer was surprised by the King's men and arrested. They have now found new, more likely tunnel, originating in a garden in the Park Estate. Overall extremely well written and an enjoyable read.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 14 November 2019
This is an ex_library book and very well used . Some pages coming out and 2 pages not printed The book was cheap enough but had I known the condition would not have purchased as the postage was expensive
Bought this book for my wife who is a great reader of historical books and has become an avid reader of Alison Wear in particular. So this is really a 2nd hand comment on the writer rather than this particular book. One of the best around
Well researched book on one of the most (in)famous women in history. I liked the detail and the very personal approach to the subject. I've always enjoyed the author's style and admired her passion. There are many proven facts and some mysteries such as the Fieschi letter. Recommended to who loves history and the story of amazing women who helped shape it.
5.0 out of 5 starsperfect condition. Very readable
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 9 April 2015
Promptly received, perfect condition. Very readable, and extremely well informed about the activities, intentions and travels of the main characters, astonishing amount of travelling undertaken by all concerned. Can thoroughly recommend.